Mojo Barriers Stars In Glasgow 2014 Closing Ceremony

11 May 2015

From Kylie to Lulu, the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony celebrated with a star-studded line up of entertainment. But the stars didn’t just shine on stage, with Mojo Barriers providing a bespoke star-shaped barrier configuration to keep the crowds and performers safe, 3rd August 2014.

From Kylie to Lulu, the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony celebrated with a star-studded line up of entertainment. But the stars didn’t just shine on stage, with Mojo Barriers providing a bespoke star-shaped barrier configuration to keep the crowds and performers safe, 3rd August 2014.

Mojo Barriers was contracted by Jack Morton, the agency entrusted by the Glasgow 2014 Organising Committee to design and deliver the entire show. Taking place at Hampden Park the ceremony embraced a ‘festival’ theme, and opened with a spectacular fireworks display before some of the world’s greatest performers took to the stage, alongside local community acts and special guests.

The entire show was set upon a main stage connected by a 25m catwalk to a b-stage. The design replicated a giant shooting star. Over 249m of Mojo’s silver aluminium barriers were used to encircle the entire stage – including the five-point star –separate it from the audience and provide ample room for security personnel to move around.

Another important consideration was the various film crews which were broadcasting the event live across the globe to an audience of over 7.7m. They needed clear and spacious access to the required camera angles and the barrier equipment needed to be of the highest quality and aesthetic to appear in broadcasted footage.

Jack Morton and its carefully-selected suppliers had only 18 hours to transform Hampden Park ahead of the closing ceremony, as just hours before it was home to Glasgow 2014’s track and field events.

Mojo Barriers’ Kevin Thorborn comments: “This was an intricate configuration and a true showcase of the flexibility of the Mojo Barrier system. This complexity simply wouldn’t be possible with straight sections only so we deployed a large amount of our ‘specials’ such as vario and flex corners.

“A GPS system to log the precise location of each barrier, meaning we could load in quickly and efficiently. This was vital given the fast turnaround required. Jack Morton and Glasgow 2014 put on an amazing show, and we were very proud to be a part of it.”

View a photo of the layout on the BBC.

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