Earlier this month we supplied and built the structural decking elements of BPP University's float in the Lord Mayor's Parade in London, the first ever float in the parade to feature free runners who entertained crowds around the parade route jumping and climbing all over the 45' long mobile London skyline.
For the second year running we suppied a d&B PA system together with 2x9m delay towers to the fireworks show in Walthamstow for the London Borough of Waltham Forest Council's display on November 5th, to which some 14,000 spectators attended.
We supplied one of our 6m LEDxM structures to the Ryder Cup events taking place in Edinburgh's St Andrew's Square, 400 miles from our based. The structure featured a 17.5 sq.m screen, using 1000L water-filled ballast bags rather than traditional IBCs to reduce transport volume.
Following it's launch at Camp Bestival, held at Lulworth Castle, earlier this year, our 10m Bandstand returned once again for the Bestival, held at Robin Hill Country Park in September.
In addition to supplying this and other staging kit around the site, we also provided RF coordination for the entire site on behalf of audio contractor Audile.
[ Photo courtesy Carolina Faruolo ]
Of course summer wouldn't be complete without our weekly outing to The Needles Park throughout July and August for Magic in the Skies! Once again we've supplied a SR0605 6m x 5m stage roof to shelter the day and evening's entertainment from the elements (mostly sun this year too!)
Meet our newest arrival... SR0403. It's our baby stage, measuring in at just 4m x 3m, designed to meet the specifications of London-based organisation Action Challenge, who ran the Isle of Wight Action Challenge over August Bank Holiday Weekend, a 100km challenge around the Island.
It's now been added into our standard hire stock, and is ideal for acoustic acts and solo artists, together with other small-scale entertainment such as magicians or childrens' entertainers.
(And we think it's really cute).
A 6m x 7m self-climbing screen structure was supplied to Portsmouth-based Victorious Festival, now in it's second year, although this year moved to a larger new site on Southsea Common. Island-based company Big Screen Media supplied an LED screen for the event.
It's the newest member to our range of stages and structures, our 10m bandstand. Designed and built specifically to meet the needs of Camp Bestival and the Bestival, both of which it can be seen at this year.
The structure makes maximum use of the Litedeck substructure to reduce ballast requirements, and has also been designed to handle serious land gradients. And like all of our most popular structures, it doesn't need any plant or materials handling equipment in order to build it (as long as there's a water supply nearby)!
June saw a new client arrive on the books in the form of Top Gear Live. Looking after RF system design and support for the presenters, performers and stunt drivers for their shows saw us jet out to South Africa for a week for shows in Durban's football stadium followed by a three week tour in the Balkans & Italy.
Hot off the back of the IOW Festival saw us supply a bepoke ground support to fit in a very snug space as part of VW's stand at the Goodwood Festival of Speed for client Big Screen Media.
In addition to the structural and aesthetic requirement to fit in with the look of the stand, the rear of the structure had to house the control room for the technical elements of the stand, and so bracing had to be carefully designed to allow for free access for both equipment and technical staff.
Our SR1008 system took the position of third largest stage on site at this year's Isle of Wight Festival as the Hard Rock Rising stage.
Following further investment in Litedeck, with some 90 sheets of Litedeck now held in our hire stock, the stage was one of several areas supplied at the festival, in addition to our involvement at the main stage and RF coordination of the radio systems across the site.
Summer is here. The Isle of Wight Festival is almost upon us. Over the last week our SR1008 roof has made it's way down to the site to allow us to get ahead in the build. After all, we've still got kit scattered across the site, including at Hipshaker and Kashmir Cafe too, allowing us to move down to main stage world from Wednesday...