Lukas Graham is Powered by Vestas
Battery-powered concerts for more than 80,000 people
Vestas and Lukas Graham partnered to create battery-powered concert shows
Today, we consume music like never before. At festivals, in the gym or on a dancefloor in the middle of the night. With its instant and unlimited availability, music is an essential part of the human experience.
However, as the world undergoes a sustainable transformation, music too needs to reflect on its impact on the planet. On the footprint it leaves as it enriches our lives.
To accelerate music's green journey, Grammy-nominated band Lukas Graham linked up with Vestas, the global leader in sustainable energy solutions, to create a battery concept to power the band's In The Round tour in Denmark during summer 2022.
The battery concept effectively replaced diesel generators as power source for the lights and sound of the concerts, enabling 6 tonnes of CO2 reductions from the concert production - showcasing how existing technology can be a real driver for real change.
6 concert shows
with transportable battery concept
Providing more than
with a more sustainable concert experience
Enabling reductions of
6 tonnes CO2
throughout the tour
Get behind the scenes from idea to execution and beyond
The Making of A Sustainable Concert
Episode 01 - The Vision
Lukas Graham discusses the initiation and vision of an unlikely partnership with Vestas' CEO Henrik Andersen.
Episode 02 - The Solution
Lars Chr. Christensen and Andreas Svendstrup-Bjerre from Vestas' innovation team talks about the technical solution and the future of battery energy storage
Episode 03 - The Future
Jimmi Riise, SVP of Global Live Events at Universal Music Group talks about the need to decarbonise the live event industry and why partnerships are crucial to progress
An innovative battery
concept for live events
Vestas delivered an innovative battery concept to power Lukas Graham's six In the Round concert shows - replacing traditional diesel generators as power source for the lights and sound during the concert.
Effectively, the battery concept enabled CO2 emissions from the concert productions to be reduced by approximately 6 tonnes.
"Energy storage technology is a key enabler for the energy transition at large - it will be applied widely across society to help accommodate the shift to a greener energy system."
Lars Chr. Christensen Vice President, Energy & Storage Solutions
How it works
1 Vestas delivered a transportable battery concept that could meet the electricity demand for each of the In the Round concerts. The battery concept was created by integrating 72 battery packs into two large battery units, which were then fitted into containers to ease transportation and installation.
2 The batteries were charged at a Vestas location to ensure that the electricity was green and to make sure the battery could access sufficient electricity to charge efficiently.
3 The batteries were transported by truck to concert locations across Denmark - from Copenhagen to Aalborg, over Sønderborg and Aarhus.
4 The batteries were connected to the lights and sound systems at the venue, replacing diesel generators as power source for all six concert productions.
5 The batteries powered the light and sound production at each concert - in Copenhagen two concerts in two days
6 When each concert was over, the batteries were again transported to a Vestas location to be charged with green electricity for the next concert. This process was repeated throughout the tour.