Kenkaato produce first MIA Park concert

Dubai-based event production company Kenkaato has produced the first live public music event to be staged in the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) Park in Doha, Qatar.

The concert was headlined by Yusuf Islam/Cat Stevens and was completely sold out, attracting a capacity audience of 2,800 including 221 VIPs and senior members of the Qatari Royal Family.

Kenkaato, a new company established by Sarah Whitmarsh and Daryl Payne to provide production solutions, handled all logistics, artist negotiation, artist liaison and travel as well as complete event production and technical elements.

Kenkaato designed the site layout, which included a bespoke roof system, which evolved with the help of Al Laith Event Services’ Qatar operation, in collaboration with Serious Stages, which engineered the new roof and were onsite for the install.

Lighting and sound came from Creative Communications Group (CCG), a backstage production village included green rooms dressing rooms and production offices was supplied by De Boer, and the site was powered by Prime Power.