Neo recently supplied the lifting gear for the act stRINGs.

stRINGs is a theatrical combination of aerial acrobatics in the aerial ring and virtuoso guitar playing.

By using specially BGV-C1 certified lifting equipment of Neo it is possible to perform safe and responsible lifting movements with the artists during the act.



In July the Extrema Outdoor festival took place again. The motto this year "More show and entertainment." The main stage for the many DJs and live acts was on the beach at Aquabest.

Neo supplied four fly-towers in collaboration with Van Ham tenten en podia BV. By using a unique steel truss system even the heaviest sound systems could be flown in the 16 meter high towers without a problem .

Additionally Neo supplied and installed a special hydraulic lift for the backline of the artists to move from the waterline to a platform height of about 3 meters.


Mission Olympic

In June the spectacular 10th edition of 'Mission Olympic the school final' took place. 5000 finalists traveled to the Olympic Stadium to compete for the national schools championship during a day full of sport, show and entertainment.

The 10th edition was opened by Prince Willem Alexander. For this special anniversary edition Neo created movement for the LED screens. The movements of the screens emphasized the dynamic of the show!

  • Led scherm in Olympisch Stadion
  • Het GRS2500 railsysteem van Neo



From Wednesday may 16 until Saturday may 19 the Rotterdam AHOY complex formed the background for the European edition of the Shell Eco-marathon. This event, with editions in America and Asia, challenges student teams from around the world to design, build and test ultra energy-efficient  vehicles and the winners are the teams that go the furthest using the least amount of energy. The ultimate goal of the events is to inspire young engineers to push the boundaries of fuel efficiency.

ANWB (www.anwb.nl) included Shell Eco-marathon into their Elektrische Tour 2012. This tour offers people the opportunity on various events in Holland to go test riding in different types of electrical cars and that way get to know the last innovations in this area and what the market has to offer.

Neo was responsible for the technical design and realization of the stand of ANWB which, with its dimensions of 25 meters long and 6 meters high and nice bright colors, was the eye catcher of the event and functioned as start- and endpoint of the test rides and from here the vehicles could be approached by the potential drivers.


Vrienden van Amstel Live! 2012

From January 20th untill 28th in the venue of Ahoy in Rotterdam  the 14th edition of the Vrienden van Amstel Live! music spectacle took place. With 8 sold-out shows the event outdid itself once again and also in the field of (show)equipment all the stops were out to accompany the crème de la crème of Dutch popmusic.

Neo, in association with stagebuilding company Interstage, was responsible for multiple lifting installations, including a logistic lift for bringing musical instruments on and of stage during the show and a built-in-stage showlift which served as method of entrance for world renowned dance sensation Timor Steffens, who took care of the spectacular opening act.

For more information on this event, including a video compilation and tickets for next year’s 15th anniversary edition go to www.vriendenvanamstel.nl


LINC 2012

From the 25th till the 28th of January the Leipzig Interventional Course (LINC) 2012 was being held in Leipzig, Germany. For the first time this medical congress took place in the new spacious surroundings of the Leipziger Messe.

One of the eye catchers for this edition was a live discussion forum which took place in a circular set up. The audience was placed around a slowly rotating stage on which the medical specialists were seated, which resulted in a lively, varied and stimulating discussion environment.

Neo was responsible for the realization of the rotating stage. Special challenge was the transferring of the various cabling for, among other things, the video HD systems (3 camera’s, monitors, data, power supply, etc.) onto the continuously moving stage, which was realized using the latest developments in cable guiding technology.


Upside Down


In January, the COLOKO foundation will show their new interactive light sculpture 'Upside Down' on the Spuiplein in The Hague.

Neo supported the COLOKO-team with advice on the design of the lighting fixtures. Neo also designed and installed the rigging support structures for the fixtures.

Progress and further information about this -state of the art- project can be found on the website of the COLOKO foundation.