Stand up, stand up... Now everybody clap your hands!
Yes, where exactly would beach volleyball be without entertainment?!
Beach volleyball tournaments have quickly become one of the most talked about sporting events that mix high-energy sporting excellence on the court, with an up-tempo vibe in the crowd among thousands of beach fans!
It’s where such famous beach moves such as Mein Block, Here Comes the Boom, The Attack, The Tomahawk and The Airdrum were born.
And at the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships presented by A1, beach fans get to enjoy the party during play on the Red Bull Beach Arena thanks to the stellar skills on the decks of the legendary entertainment trio.
MC Flo and MC Tom set the house on fire by pumping up the crowd on the microphone. DJ Tobi Rudig and DJ Stari keep the tunes spinning in between points. They compose their own tracks – complete with beach moves – and have one of the biggest jobs in the business: keeping the beat going to ensure the crowd stay on their feet.
Keep that beat coming guys, and pump up the volume!
Meet the team
An international acclaimed DJ and producer, Tobi – has over a decade’s experience of entertaining crowds at beach volleyball events across the globe. Not only does Tobi play the tracks, he also makes them. His repertoire of making tunes specifically for beach volleyball has meant fans are able to move to the beat in a way unseen in any other sport.
The veteran of over 2,000 events, DJ Stari has spun records all over the world but it’s beach volleyball where his heart truly lies. The Austrian has been spinning records at the beach for more than a decade but also has been entertaining crowds at football, tennis and athletics events with his unique sound. He is also a well-known club and festival DJ.
MC Flo Rudig has been the voice of the Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series from the very beginning. Flo's skills have also seen him work at 2016 Olympic Games in Rio and at numerous World and European Championships. He is a popular TV presenter in Austria and is the brother of DJ Tobi. Flo is a former Austrian beach volleyball youth champion, so his knowledge of the sport and the stars gives him an extra edge when communicating with the crowd.
With over 20 years of experience and knowledge of beach volleyball, there aren't many people who know more about the sport than Tom. His skills as an MC and entertainer are well-documented with his voice recognizable all over the world at events including the Olympics, World Championships and on the Swatch Major Series.