CarFest, Cheshire and Hampshire
Product: Silent disco and headset hire
Supplier: Silent Noize Events, 0203 727 5382, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.silentnoizeevents.com
Details: Created by Chris Evans, CarFest is the UK’s biggest family fundraising festival and takes place in both Cheshire and Hampshire. Over the past nine years, the event has raised over £16.5 million for children’s charities including BBC Children in Need, the Teenage Cancer Trust and Rainbow Trust among others.
Silent Noize supplied CarFest with 500 wireless headsets to both the Cheshire and Hampshire event spaces to cater for the capacity of the festival’s silent disco offering. Prior to the event weekend, Silent Noize also provided 1,000 headsets on the preceding Thursday to cater for its ‘Big Early’, for guests eager to start the party early.
Silent Noize first collaborated with CarFest in 2013 to provide the festival with additional entertainment to cater to its 25,000+ attendee event, and has continued to support the event ever since. The event seeks to provide the British public with great family memories, also a core principle for Silent Noize.
Silent Noize provided the full silent package to complement the main stage, inclusive of experienced DJs and a team of buzzing staff to ensure a smooth-running disco which kept guests on their feet for up to two hours.
Given the family audience of CarFest, the multi-channel headsets were the perfect solution for people of all ages, allowing users to easily switch channels and engage with fellow party goers, which resulted in the 2019 silent disco arena maintaining full capacity over the course of the whole weekend.
Customer feedback: Izzy McGough, CarFest’s creative producer, said: “A huge thank you for all your hard work over the weekend. Your efforts and enthusiasm made the Big Top Silent Disco a huge success. The feedback has been so positive.”
RHS Chatsworth Flower Show, Derbyshire
Supplier: EFS Europe, 01509 768252, email@example.com, www.efseurope.co.uk
Details: The Royal Horticultural Society’s flower show in Derbyshire is set in the stunning grounds of Chatsworth House. The show offers the opportunity for visitors to experience ‘Capability’ Brown’s unforgettable landscapes, relax on the banks of the River Derwent and indulge in the views of one of the UK’s most spectacular stately homes. The show takes place over five days and attracts thousands of people.
At the heart of the site sits the Floral Marquee, home to nurseries, specialist societies and floral design. EFS provided the flooring for this impressive marquee with its Temp-A-Path, a lightweight, robust, interlocking flooring system. The flooring is installed to improve accessibility, enhance visitor experience and provide comfortable and safe all weather terrain for the thousands of visitors.
The installation took place over two days with seven men working eight and a half hours per day, with the uplift taking the crew the same amount of time. Altogether 5,700sqm of light grey Temp-A-Path was installed. It was laid on top of a geo-membrane to improve protection to the ground below.
Temp-A-Path, designed, manufactured and installed by EFS Europe, is a lightweight, interlocking modular flooring solution. It is ideal for creating instant temporary flooring for marquees, warehouses, pedestrian walkways and emergency access. The system is quick and easy to install and is perfect for any indoor or outdoor event.
Customer feedback: Adam Walker, operations assistant for the Chatsworth Flower Show, said: “I just thought I’d pass on this snippet from our feedback summary from the first day: Brilliant flooring of large marquees with all stalls very easy to walk on, and if it does rain it will be great.”
Collingbourne Beerfest, Wiltshire
Product: A customised curved bar installation with back bar and refrigerator
Supplier: CORE Bar & Event Hire, 0845 299 6499, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.core-barandeventhire.com
Details: The Collingbourne Beerfest featured live music and a wide selection of beers and ciders from local brewers and breweries as well as a gin and fizz bar positioned in a marquee on the recreation ground at Collinbourne Cricket Club.
The bar was set up on the morning of the event in a corner of the marquee and customised to have Gin & Fizz Bar decals applied. A black bar was chosen and a back bar installed to provide a further working surface as well as a place for the refrigerator to be located.
This stylish bar provided an alternative to guests who wanted something different from the beers and ciders on offer at the event by serving a range of locally sourced gin and prosecco options. The Gin and Fizz Bar was a great success and managed to sell out of product by the end of the night, raising significant funds for the organisers which were subsequently fed back into local projects.
Customer feedback: The Collingbourne Beerfest committee wrote: “Your support enabled the committee to plan, organise and deliver an event which surpassed and exceeded our expectations. The feedback we have received locally about the event has been tremendous”.
CAMRA Festival, Essex
Product: Duradeck and Tufftrak
Supplier: All Weather Access, 01371 700510, email@example.com, www.all-weatheraccess.co.uk
Details: All Weather Access has supplied the CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) Festival in Essex for the past six years. This event has been running now since 1977, making it 34 years old this year.
The quirky, yearly festival always promises a fantastic weekend for all the visitors, with an average footfall of 5,000 across the two days. Due to a rainy weekend in 2014, the area the festival is held in suffered tremendous ground damage, which forced the council to seek a company that could protect the ground for the following festival. The next year, All Weather Access stepped in to help.
After a site visit it was established that the event would need two forms of ground protection, Duradeck and Tufftrak. The medium duty matting, Duradeck, would be used for pedestrian pathways and car parking areas, while the heavy duty matting, Tufftrak, would be used for enabling access to the many HGVs dropping off deliveries and supplies.
After two days of setting up, both types of matting worked exceptionally well. The grass was protected and enabled both vehicles and pedestrians to move around the festival smoothly.
Undisclosed Music Festival, Germany
Product: 400 3m x 2.4m foldable secure sleeping pods
Supplier: VRC Modular, 01223 459931, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.vrcmodular.co.uk
Details: VRC Modular supplied 400 foldable, secure sleeping pods were supplied to a festival in Germany to combat theft of belongings when festivalgoers were away from the accommodation zone. The pods were put up on site using two people per pod and taking just five minutes to erect.
The pods are made from insulated panels and have one window and a lockable door. Pods come flat packed meaning five times as many pods can be transported to site than pre-assembled units at any one time. Organisers can enjoy more revenue from rental rather than spending it on transport, and clients enjoy the knowledge that their belongings are safe.
Feedback: The festival’s guests loved the pods, which allowed them to relax when away from the sleeping area.
Attractive Alternative to a Marquee
For your next outside event or show why not hire a Star Shade? Star Shades are an attractive alternative to a standard marquee. GT Trax has both single and double Star Shades available to hire.
A single Star Shade is 17m in diameter with a height of 6 metres; this will cover up to 136 people or seat 80 persons on 10 FoldTables. A double Star Shade measures 14.5×22.5m and 5.5m in height. This will cover up to 180 people or 160 persons on 20 FoldTables.
Star Shades are eye catching, practical and just right for parties, meeting points, demonstration areas, or for rest and eating places. GT Trax provides a full installation and dismantling service throughout the UK, by directly employed experienced personnel.
First Class Cleaning and Waste Management
Eventclean specialises in event cleaning and waste management. With over 25 years’ experience, it has catered to some of the most high profile events in the country including the Rugby World Cup Fanzone in 2015, the UEFA Champions League Final in 2017 and the Volvo Ocean Race in 2018. It also introduced waste sorting and recycling services to the National Eisteddfod in Cardiff Bay in 2018 and has been the cleaning contractor for the RHS Flower Show for many years.
Whether you are looking for first class cleaning and waste management or quality toilet hire, you can rely on the team for the highest standards. Services include event cleaning and litter picking, waste management and disposal, waste recycling, portable toilet cleaning and attending, and the supply of compostable food packaging and cleaning products.
Stretch Tent Flexibility
Tentickle Stretch Tents
Tentickle Stretch Tents, based in the West Midlands and operating nationwide, has a wealth of experience offering temporary structures. As the need for suitable outdoor spaces increases, stretch tents are the perfect solution. Their modernist form appeals to style conscious clientele and the flexibility of the technical fabric allows tents to be installed in numerous positions and spaces, creating unique installations for each setting.
Size and colours can be chosen to suit a venue’s environment and complement the surroundings. Come rain or your shine, guests will be perfectly covered as these tents are built to endure even strong storms and will protect from direct sun thanks to the UV light absorbing fabric which blocks rays and keeps people comfortable underneath.