Drones Festivals Tour 2016

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Stage design

The Drones Festivals Tour began with Muse headlining at the Glastonbury Festival 2016 on June 24th 2016. It lasted throughout the Summer and ended with the Krakow Live festival. The tour included European festivals, plus a special one-off gig at Reykjavik's Laugardalsholl.


The festivals tour began shortly after the arena tour ended with Muse headlining for the third time at the Glastonbury Festival. The setlists of the tour were based around the 360 sets but accomodated for the festival stage.

Stage Design/Production

The overall design of the stage was minimalistic and stripped back, compared to previous festival stage designs. Behind the band are 11 cuboid monoliths with video screens at the front and see-through panels at the sides which allow the sides to be lit up from the insides. Each of them can move forward or backward independently. According to Matt, it is all controlled by hands and no machines are used in the process of controlling the monoliths.

Morgan had his keyboard placed on a movable boom arm which was connected to Dom's drum riser. Matt's feedback amp, which wasn't present on the 360 tour, returned. The piano was only used for The Globalist and was always (apart from the last gig) the Upright Piano, and like the rest of the tour no CO2 cannons where used during or at the end of the show. Confetti and streamers were used during Mercy again.

Due to the tour taking place in outside areas, Muse also weren't able to bring in drones for health and safety reasons.

During the Reykjavik gig, the movable monoliths were replaced with an LED screen due to the size of the stage.

Pyro was used during the Glastonbury gig for The Globalist.

Typical Setlist




Date Venue Location
2016-08-21 Krakow Live Krakow, Poland
2016-08-20 Rock am See Konstanz, Germany
2016-08-19 Lowlands Festival Biddinghuizen, Netherlands
2016-08-13 Sziget Festival Budapest, Hungary
2016-08-06 Laugardalsholl Reykjavik, Iceland
2016-07-29 Rock The City Bucharest, Romania
2016-07-26 Istanbul Blue Night Istanbul, Turkey
2016-07-23 Ejekt Festival Athens, Greece
2016-07-19 Paléo Festival Nyon, Switzerland
2016-07-18 Nîmes Festival Nîmes, France
2016-07-16 Festival Internacional de Benicàssim Benicàssim, VC, Spain
2016-07-14 Gurten Festival Berne, Switzerland
2016-07-08 U-Park Festival Kyiv, Ukraine
2016-07-02 Auditorium Stravinski (Montreux Jazz Festival) Montreux, Switzerland
2016-06-30 Garorock Festival Marmande, France
2016-06-28 Eiffel Tower Paris, France
2016-06-24 Worthy Farm (Glastonbury Festival) Pilton, UK

See Also


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