In complete control transporting Sia’s charter load to Way Out West and back.

5,000 kg of stage scenery is unloaded from the freshly landed Boeing 757 to our lorry.

Over 5,000 kg of stage scenery arrived at Landvetter Airport ahead of superstar Sia’s festival appearance at Way Out West in Gothenburg. There has been huge excitement around this year’s festival. Sia is one of the really great pop stars and her set at Way Out West was her first appearance in Sweden. We helped Soundmoves UK locally with the charter load that came in from Israel.

It was fantastic to hear that the kit arrived at the airport and had a trouble-free ride through customs and to delivery. We knew immediately that this was going to be a big deal, says Jonas Bengtsson, Sales & Projects – Air/Sea, who was in Helsinki at the time to ensure that everything was ready ahead of the much tighter planning required for the Flow Festival.

The equipment was carefully loaded on to our vehicle so it could be transported to Way Out West and then back to Landvetter afterwards. Then it was time to fly it on to Finland and transport it to the Flow Festival in Helsinki, where MTAB Tour Logistics’ Jonas Bengtsson was waiting. We took care of everything from when the plane landed till it took off again both in Gothenburg and Helsinki.

MTAB were responsible for transport and handling on the ground. In other words, we ensured that all the paperwork was in order and the kit went through customs correctly, that the right crew was available for both loading and unloading, and to secure everything on board. In other words, we took care of the whole journey on land,

says Jonas Bengtsson, Sales & Projects – Air/Sea

The transport projects to both festivals were a big success. Projects such as these are extremely demanding in terms of co-ordination and staff at every stage.

The feeling you get when you stand there knowing everything has gone well and according to plan among all the flashing lights of the service vehicles, and you’re seeing the plane take off and disappear into the night – it’s indescribable,

observes Jonas Bengtsson, Sales & Projects – Air/Sea

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