Full Production & Technical Management
AMP Lost & Found Festival
LOCATION: MALTA CLIENT: SOUNDCHANNEL UK
Our annual visit to Malta is one of the teams favourite events in the calendar. With its base in St Pauls Bay, the festival takes over venues across the island with a unique line-up curated by Annie Mac. Lost & Found has always been about pushing boundaries with challenging venues. The festival opens with an 8000 capacity opening party on the terrace of the Malta National Aquarium, adjacent to Cafe Del Mar - the venue famous for its daytime pool parties.
Friday afternoon see’s us set pitch on Armier Beach with an outdoor live stage overlooking the beach. The site lends itself perfectly with good sight lines and golden sands, and Rays Lido makes for a very picturesque production office for the build day.
At night we convert the huge open air club complex in the centre of the island, each stage is set in the trees and is given its own unique identity by the team at RWS Live. Bertie Sampson from LEG takes the helm at the main stage with a huge projection mapped palace structure underneath the Uno roof. Funktion One audio systems are deployed across the site by the team at Futuretech. The open air Tropicana stage hosts a raft of live acts with the Pyramid stage featuring a House & Disco lineup. The lighting & Power is provided by Nexos and feature a Clay Paky rig of Mythos, Sharpy and Supersharpy alongside a number of Prolights fixtures.
For the 2019 edition of the festival we returned to the Red Castle (St Agathas Tower), Situated at the top of a hill looking over the bay. Access to the site was up a single lane gravel track and there was barely enough space for us to turn a forklift at the top. The terrain in front of the tower was rocky and unsuitable for use as a festival site so we brought in a staging contractor to create a multi-level audience platform to cover the entire site. The tiered platform created an incredible view of the bay behind for the whole audience on a perfect Saturday afternoon in the baking sun.
For this festival we provide a full production, technical and stage management service, with our team working on the festival planning throughout the year. We fly out a UK team of 9 including stage managers, lighting & audio engineers who have a great relationship with our Maltese suppliers and colleagues.