OTW Safety has provided barricades to a number of concert venues and outdoor music festivals, including the Twilight Music Festival in downtown Salt Lake City, the Live Nation Coral Sky Amphitheatre at the South Florida Fairgrounds, the Music City Center in Nashville, and many others. Outdoor venues generally require multiple types of barricades to surround the perimeter, define entrances and exits, create VIP, alcohol, and food areas, and protect the stage. Our concert barriers are versatile enough to accomplish all of these tasks and more.
The Benefits of Plastic Concert Barricades
Many concert venues still use outdated steel barricades for crowd management. Unfortunately, metal barricades can be ineffective and sometimes even dangerous. Those who have made the switch to plastic concert barricades have seen major benefits like quick and easy set-up and the ability to display custom signage. Since upgrading an entire stock of barricades can be cost prohibitive we also offer a metal to plastic barricade adapter that securely fastens traditional steel barricades to our Billboard Barricade.
SafetyPlastic concert barriers are much safer for large crowds than traditional metal barricades, which are prone to sharp corners, bent feet, and rust. Our products promote safety for staff and attendees. You may wonder if plastic barricades can stand up to big crowds the way steel barricades do. In fact, the design and connection features of our crowd barricades make them very stable on many types of terrain including grass. Indoor concert venues will avoid scraping their floors with plastic feet that twist into place.
WeightOne of the major benefits of plastic concert barricades is that they’re lightweight and easy to position, but when connected with adjacent barricades form a wall that is practically immovable. For extra staying power in windy environments, barricades can be ballasted with water or secured to the ground with an extra post. We’ve also seen sandbags used on occasion – usually when a barricade is standing alone on a windy day. At 33 pounds empty, a single barricade can be easily carried by one person.
In contrast to steel, plastic barricades look inviting and friendly. They’re colorful and less imposing, creating an atmosphere of fun and enjoyment, which is the goal at concerts! One of the favorite features among concert and event producers is the option to include custom barricade signs. Events often add this display space to their sponsorship packages and feature ads for local businesses, sponsors, or future events.