Behind the scenes video: Red Bull Beat Boat

Discover how a humble coal transporter was transformed into the state-of-the-art boat that rocked.
By Glen Ferris

If the Red Bull Beat Boat were a fairy tale, it would be The Ugly Duckling.

Starting life as an undistinguished coal transporter, the super-cool craft eventually lived up to its full potential as a party-rocking vessel of dreams thanks to a dedicated team of fairy godmother-esque technicians and engineers.

The good ship was adapted and enhanced into a cutting-edge floating stage for a series of gigs in Linz and Vienna starring chart-topping (and Mercury Prize nominated) UK dance duo Disclosure and Austrian producers Klangkarussell.

A team of more than 20 people worked around the clock to bring together the state-of-the-art sound, visuals and rising hydraulic stage for the packed-out live shows.

See how it was all done in the video above. More on Red Bull Beat Boat here.

Klangkarussell perform at the Red Bull Beat Boat in Vienna, Austria.
Red Bull Beat Boat © Matthias Heschl/Red Bull Content Pool
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