Proximus Pop-Up Arena
In 2021, the first edition of the Proximus Pop-Up Arena was a roaring success. This year, the be•at venue group (former Sportpaleis Group), the municipality of Middelkerke and Proximus have again joined forces to guarantee an exceptionally musical summer. The organisation once again asked Veldeman to provide the Proximus Pop-Up Arena. This summer, 20 concerts will take place in this arena.
We erected an impressive Boxx structure measuring 50 m x 60 m with a staggering height of 14 m. This was fitted with black roof fabrics, panels which are silver on the outside and dark on the inside, two 5 m x 4 m cargo doors and 28 fresh air vents . The stage was equipped with reinforcement supports to allow for higher suspension tonnages. The arena, which can accommodate a 5,000-strong audience, combines a unique festival feeling with the benefits of an indoor arena.
10 aluminium halls are in use as a green room, kitchen, beverage and food corners, awning, shop, Proximus stand and staff reception area. We also installed 3,000 m² of decking.
Photos © Kevin Velghe