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Local company building stages for Unite with Tomorrowland festival

A local manufacturing company, together with a local promoter of concerts, are working flat out to complete all the work on stage facades which will be set up during the Unite with Tomorrowland festival. This popular world music event is being held in Malta, Spain, Portugal and Greece on 27 July.

For the third consecutive year Unite with Tomorrowland is being held at the Marsa Sports Ground. The main festival is held in Belgium, with an expected attendance of 400,000, and it will join up simultaneously with four countries – Malta, Porto in Portugal, Barcelona in Spain and Athens in Greece. The local companies AF Sign Studio and Signature Entertainment have been chosen through international tender to be responsible for the stage facades in the four countries where Unite with Tomorrowland is being held.

Domenic Micallef said “this year Tomorrowland has entrusted us with the work of building the four facades of their concept, a concept which was initiated in Belgium in 2017, and from there it will be used for the first time in Unite in four countries.”

Micallef added that it is estimated some 10,000 will attend the Malta event, the majority of them foreigners from 55 countries worldwide, including a confirmed 300 visitors from the US and Canada.

Various international DJs, including Armin van Buuren, Steve Aoki, Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano will be playing on one of the largest ever stages.

Micallef added that “the decision was taken to enlarge the stage. For the first two years the facade in Malta was 35 metres, this year it is being extended to 46 metres with a 30-metre height, and this has been replicated in the other countries.”

Economy, investment and Small Businesses Minister Chris Cardona, who visited the ongoing works at the AF Sign Studio factory at Ta’ Maggi industrial park, said it is estimated the creative industry contributes to 10% of the Gross Domestic Product, adding that the choice for local companies to be given this responsibility shows how the local manufacturing sector is able to compete not just in Malta but also in Europe.

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