De Vrienden van Amstel (Friends of Amstel) is one of Holland’s most succesful and long running series of liveshows, filling Ahoy’ Rotterdam for multiple days a year by combining and mixing dutch artists and their songs into a high quality concert, backed up by the most advanced techniques in audio, lighting, video and rigging. The 2018 edition marked the 20th birthday of the series, and saw almost 200.000 visitors attending the 14 shows in Rotterdam.
This year de Vrienden van Amstel flew out, creating the same show on 3 locations, with artists and their crews being transported in helicopters between 3 stages spread over Holland. A massive production that saw 2 weeks of rehearsals and technical preparations in our studio, resulting in 3 sold-out festivals in Zwolle, Eindhoven and Amsterdam. Lighting rigs and audiosystems where visiting engineers could rely on Ampco Flashlight local crews for ultra-quick setup, changeovers and implementation of their settings. Truly a technical masterpiece that got the best out of artists and all crews!
client: Vrienden van Amstel – Tribe Company – The Flying Dutch
lighting design : Gert Jan Schreuder
audio design: Jeroen ten Brinke
photos: (c) @nathanreinds