Pac-Van was thrilled to play a part in the 2018 Boston Calling Music Festival as it returned to the Harvard Athletic Complex over Memorial Day weekend.

Boston Calling Music Festival is a three-day, multi-stage festival featuring primarily indie, pop, and rock performances from some of the biggest names in music as well as in comedy, film, and art.

Pac-Van’s Boston branch was approached by ’47 Brand, LLC, a sports lifestyle brand based out of Boston that features sports hats, caps, and apparel.

’47 Brand, LLC. reached out to Pac-Van prior to the event to see if we could help with their merchandise area that they dubbed the “Fan Cave”. In the “Fan Cave”, they planned to sell festival t-shirts, hooded sweatshirts, hats, limited edition festival posters, and many other items.

Below is a rendering of what they had in mind. The area consisted of three 20’ converted shipping containers placed in a u-shaped formation. The idea behind the area was to provide a space where concertgoers could kick back and relax.

Pac-Van Modified Shipping Container Project

Pac-Van was responsible for all of the coordination and planning including fabrication, installation of electrical (outlets and lighting), and painting the containers black. The roofs were also painted with white silicone to keep the heat to a minimum on the interior.

Pac-Van worked with Boston Calling and their operations team to coordinate delivery. A retractable steel grated road was laid to help prevent damage to the athletic club fields and the shipping containers were placed on matrix flooring.

The interior finishing was completed by 47’ and their team in the four days prior to the festival. A tent was installed overtop the area between the shipping containers providing protection from the elements. Astroturf was installed as makeshift grass. The outside of the containers was also painted during the festival by a local artist.

Plans for this project were approved on May 9th, and the units were ready to be delivered on Monday, May 21st.

Check out our photo video of this project from start to finish.