TREE HOUSE INSTALLATION FOR THE DO LAB STAGE AT COACHELLA 2016
Coachella, CA | Music Festival Tree House Stage Installation
For the Coachella Valley Music Festival near Palm Springs, CA, Hunter Leggitt Studio was invited back by The Do LaB of Los Angeles to design and build a new and improved (and larger) tree house / Front of House for the stage production.
Inspired by the main stage's design, named the 'Big Fish' from it's whale-like skeletal form, HLS created the new SS Biskt to represent the fabled ship sailing into the belly of the beast.
The tree house / boat held the stage's sound and lighting technicians, photographers, and served as the best seats in the packed house.
We brought out a special guest artist collaborator, Hans Walor, to design the ship's pirate flag.
Daniel Zetterstrom / Courtesy of Coachella
SS BISKT BUILD
Everything for the SS Biskt with the exception of the steel base frame was built in place and rigged by steel cabling from the tree on site at Coachella. The structure was designed to hold the stages front of house crew and equipment with a maximum capacity of 40 members of the production crew during the show. The set was disassembled and reinstalled at Lightning in a Bottle 2016 as the Thunder Stage front of house.
Production Designer / Project Manager / Lead Builder - Hunter Leggitt
Lead Carpenter - Sam Titone
Lead Rigger / Tree House Expert - JP Chapman
Assistant Carpenter - Jade Magnifico
Assistant Designer / Builder - Laylo Raney, Shira Loa, Kyle Nolan, FeLeepe Martinez
Decor / Set Painter - Michaela Devon Kary, Bomani BeThree
Steel Fabricator - Stefano Novelli
Lighting - Travis Johnson