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Over 700 people partied the night away at DECADeANCE 2014 at Cowes Yacht Haven, raising several thousand pounds for the Isle of Wight Hospice. Following on from the previous night's awards ceremony, we supplied a full dV-Dosc based line array system, in addition to lighting, video and pyro for the event.

November 2014

Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce Awards 2014

Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce Awards 2014

On 21st November the Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce, Tourism and Industry's annual awards show took place at Cowes Yacht Haven. Once again we supplied a ground support system, lighting system featuring a range of conventional and moving head fixtures, video screen, L'Acoustics dV-Dosc line array system and pyro to the event, which was hosted by Sally Taylor and featured Pat Sharp together with The Mix to entertain guests later in the evening.

November 2014

Lord Mayors Parade for BPP

BPP Float Structures - Lord Mayors' Parade LondonEarlier 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.

November 2014

Waltham Forest Fireworks 2014

BPP Float Structures - Lord Mayors' Parade LondonFor 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.

November 2014

LEDxM goes North of the Border

BS10 10m Bestival BandstandWe 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.

September 2014

Bandstand at the Bestival

BS10 10m Bestival BandstandFollowing 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 ]

September 2014

Magic in the Skies 2014

SR0605 at the Needles 2014Of 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!)

August 2014

A new arrival.... and this one's really little!

SR0403 launced at the Isle of Wight ChallengeMeet 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).

August 2014

Ticket to Ryde

SR0605 at Ticket to Ryde

One of our smaller stages, our SR0605 6m x 5m stage, took centre stage at the very first Ticket to Ryde event, held over the August Band Holiday Weekend to coincide with the scooter rally held on the Island. With live music on two out of the three days, we supplied a 4.6kW PA system for the duration of the event, adding in control and monitors as required for the live acts. A 3m x 2m LED screen was flown from the back of the stage, showing 60s local and music videos alongside Northern Soul, Motown, Ska and Two-tone music for the weekend.

August 2014

LEDxM is Victorious

LEDxM is victorious at Portmouth's Victorious! festivalA 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.

August 2014

Jack up The 80s (vol. 2) & Garlic Festival 2014

SR1008 at Jack Up The 80s (vol. 2)

Our 10m x 8m stage roof once again took pride of place at Jack Up The 80s and the Garlic Festival, over two seperate weekends in August at the site in Newchurch. Hurricane Bertha threatened to cut short the weekend-long 80s festival, with performances from Bad Manners, Blow Monkeys, Bucks Fizz, Hazel O'Connor, Tight Fit and Dr & The Medics performing over the weekend. However close monitoring of the weather conditions and forecast, taking steps as necessary to deal with the peaks in the high winds, allowed the event to continue once safe to do so again.

SR1008 at Garlic Festival 2014We supplied an L'Acoustics dV-Dosc system for the festival, with an Avid SC48 at FOH and Yamaha M7 looking after monitor duties on stage for the 13 acts over the weekend, reverting to a more analogue approach for the Garlic Festival the following weekend!

August 2014

Meet the Bandstand... BS10 to be precise.

BS10 launched at Camp BestivalIt'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)!

July 2014

Top Gear Live - Lakes and Mountains Tour

Top Gear Live - Lakes and Mountains tourJune 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.

June 2014

Goodwood Festival of Speed

Ground Support at VW Stand - Goodwood Festival of SpeedHot 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.

June 2014

SR1008 showcases the hottest rising talent

Hard Rock Rising stage - IOW Festival 2014Our 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 Season is officially go!

IOW Festival 2014 - summer season startsSummer 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...

June 2014