What a weekend of music: Three major events were on the agenda for the German festival and concert promoter FKP Scorpio Konzertproduktionen GmbH in recent days. They attracted a total of more than 580,000 visitors and brought the company headquartered in Hamburg not only an audience record, but also a turnover record.
From Friday to Sunday (June, 21-23) the twin festivals Hurricane and Southside at the Eichenring in Scheeßel in Lower Saxony as well as in the take-off Gewerbepark in Neuhausen ob Eck in Baden-Wuerttemberg focused live music and open air party. National and international headliners like Foo Fighters, The Cure, Die Toten Hosen, Mumford & Sons, Macklemore, Tame Impala and numerous other music acts attracted 68,000 visitors per festival day in the north. There were 60,000 festival fans per day in the sold-out south. Altogether, both festivals can report about 380,000 guests on three festival days.
On Saturday (June, 22nd) and Sunday (June, 23rd) Ed Sheeran also played the first two out of four open air concerts this summer in Germany. More than 100,000 music fans came to the Hockenheimring each day and made the two concerts the biggest solo shows in his career so far. He clearly topped the previous record of 80,000 spectators, which he had set up on last year's "Divide" tour with the concert at Trabrenn-bahn in Hamburg.
"Last weekend was unique to all of us in many ways. The logistical and personnel effort that comes with three parallel events of this size and a total of more than 580,000 guests not only triples, it increases exponentially. In total, more than 10,000 workers from all over Germany were directly or indirectly involved. With a total turnover close to 50 million euros, this weekend had undoubtedly the highest turnover in the history of FKP Scorpio. Even more important to me is the fact that we have faced this tremendous challenge as a team and mastered it with flying colors", concludes Folkert Koopmans, CEO of FKP Scorpio Konzertproduktionen GmbH.