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Steel Truss Magic at UNTOLD
Massive. Majestic. Magical. Three words of many that can be used to describe one of the premiere music festivals in the world – UNTOLD! Held in the city of Cluj, Romania, which is in the heart of Transylvania, the UNTOLD festival is a unique, enchanted mixture of sights, sounds, smells and adventures. It’s a music festival created to amaze the hundreds of thousands of visitors that descend upon the city each year for four delightful days of music and fun.
This year’s festival was held from 1 – 4 August and attended by more than 400,000 music lovers. The fantastic line-up of musical stars included Robbie Williams, Afrojack, Armin Van Buuren, Steve Aoki, Nicky Romero, Bastille and Fedde Le Grand, to name just a few.
UNTOLD’s vision for their 2019 festival followed the worldwide trend of creating a larger and more impressive performance area than in the past, and testing the loading limits of support structures.
The centrepiece of this year’s UNTOLD stage featured a giant Wizard’s head that weighed an unbelievable 13.2 tons! To support this massive weight, UNTOLD needed a super strong truss span that could not only handle this 13.2 ton point load, but also be stable enough to withstand wind loads generated on the large surface area of the head. For UNTOLD, there was only one choice for achieving their vision and massive loading capacity needs – the new Steel Truss line from MILOS!
The delivered solution was our extreme heavy-duty S-RTW steel truss (1450 x 770 mm), which is manufactured from ultra high strength steel alloy that is 3x stronger than standard steel alloy. Unlike traditional forks that provide a single direction connection point, it features convenient double fork connectors for multi-directional connection points, together with end braces with 22mm holes for lateral connections and pinned connectors for increased strength.
. The truss was used to construct spans that supported the gigantic wizard head and was rated to withstand wind loads with speeds of up to 90 km/h!
In the end, the client was more than satisfied with the performance of our Steel Truss at this year’s highly successful UNTOLD Music Festival and is already looking forward to next year’s show.