Project Description

Escape: Freak Circus, stage design

Insomniac, 2014

To celebrated Halloween in a fitting manner, Insomniac developed the Escape Festival at the Nos Event Centre in San Bernardino. This sinister festival is the largest Halloween electronic dance music festival in Southern California, and as Halloween specialist Leisure Expert Group was asked to design and produce the main stage for it. The theme of the festival was: Escape from this bewitched circus is impossible, which was translated into stage design. The DJ booth was placed inside the mouth of a terrifying clown face and was latterly wrapped in the clowns’ tongue. The clown was framed by the Theatre of the Damned and a gigantic circus trailer on wheels.

Services
Concept Design
  • Experience design

  • Artist impressions

Schematic Design
  • Elevations

  • Dimensioning

  • Materialization & Color Coding

Stage Design
  • Rigging design

  • Inflatable design

  • SFX design

Detail Design
  • Facility integration

  • Signage and wayfinding

  • Printfiles

Concept Design
  • Video production

Stage design of Escape 2014 MainStage

Video content

To create a full experience for the guests at the festival, special video content was produced to support the music and performances. The video content was shown on large screens implemented within the stage and showed hallucinatory images that seamlessly fit in with the overall theme of the festival.

One of the stage elements of the Escape 2014 main stage
An old circus cage as element for the main stage of Escape 2014
The design of Theatre of the Damned at the main stage of Escape 2014
The result of the circus cage on the main stage of Escape 2014
The end result of the Theatre of the Damned at Escape 2014
The Escape 2014 festival at the MainStage during the night

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