HIRE A OUTDOOR COVERED FESTIVAL STAGE FROM A TRUSTED & RELIABLE FESTIVAL STAGE HIRE COMPANY
What would music festivals be without their stages? They are the focal point of your entire event. They will hold the attention of thousands of screaming fans, provide the backdrop to most of the social media posts of your festival, and play a special role in the memories and conversations of those who attend your event.
Thus, getting your outdoor festival stage hire is crucial. The last thing you want to do is get it wrong and cause your focal point to be the centre of attention for all of the wrong reasons. If you get it right, however, you'll have fans flocking to come back next year. So before you rush headlong into hiring an outdoor stage, what considerations do you need to take into account?
+CONSIDERATIONS FOR OUTDOOR HIRING AN OUTDOOR FESTIVAL STAGE
There are plenty of aspects that you need to be thinking about when going through the process of hiring an outdoor stage for your music venue. But the best place to start is with the size and scale of your event.
+CONSIDER WHICH SIZE OF OUTDOOR STAGE YOU NEED TO HIRE
Of course, one of the first things you're going to need to focus your attention on is the size of the stage you need to hire. Every festival is different, but most go for a big central stage to provide the focal point we've already talked about. How big you decide to go with primarily be determined by the number of expected attendees. But that's not always the case. You might want to dot smaller stages around a central festival arena, for example.
Regardless, we have a range of outdoor stage solutions. We have smaller, more flexible stages measuring 6m x 4m, which are perfect for local music festivals. Or, if you are hosting thousands of expectant fans, you might want to invest in one of our impressive "Arc Dome" or "Arc Roof" structure stages that have a stage surface area of up to 12m x 10m. The choice is yours.
+FACTOR IN THE SCALE & NATURE OF YOUR EVENT
When hiring an outdoor stage, you must always keep your venue in mind. It's so easy to make a mistake because you've not adequately considered the challenges your venue presents. For instance, is the ground where you need to place the stage level and flat? What surface are you using? Grass or concrete? Have you checked for overhead cables and secured an underground survey from your local council?
These are all tasks you need to take care of as event organiser. Otherwise, you could end up in an unfortunate situation whereby the stage you hired isn't suitable. Another vital venue-related aspect is access. Logistics are critical for stage assembly, and you have to make sure that you can accommodate the 18-tonne lorries arriving with the parts for assembly.
Here at On Tour Events, we can help you with these aspects by performing a site visit with you beforehand to ensure that there aren't unforeseen issues in the build-up to your event.
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+ALWAYS ACCOUNT FOR TIME & WEATHER
Festival organisers often underestimate time. Outdoor stages are not built in a few hours. Rather, most massive outdoor stages take days of dedicated construction. Not to mention the months of preparation that go in beforehand.
So once you've decided you need an outdoor stage for your festival, it's best to approach us as soon as you have a date. There are many outdoor stage companies in the UK, which means we (as well as others) get booked up fast, a year in advance in some cases. If you come to us too late, there won't be anything we can do to help, even if we have the stock available.
When choosing a stage to hire, also factor in weather. It goes without saying that you need a covered stage with the ever-present threat of the British weather. Fortunately, all of our stages are blessed with a roof to give your performers and equipment at least some form of protection. But don't forget that wind is another enemy of the outdoor stage. You need to pick a contractor who can demonstrate their expertise through their wind calculations to satisfy your local authority and national health and safety regulators too.
+DON'T FORGET TO FACTOR IN ALL OTHER ASPECTS OF EVENT PRODUCTION
Speaking of equipment, while an outdoor stage structure is impressive, it won't get you very far if you don't also hire event production equipment to accompany it. You'll need to hire a full suite of stage lights, sound equipment, and some LED screens. You might also need to hire additional staging structures from which to suspend some of these fixtures such as PA wings.
Thankfully, since we are the amalgamation of four companies, we have one of the biggest inventories of event production equipment in the whole of Europe. From spotlights and strobe lights to stage monitors, microphones, and amplifiers, we've got everything you could possibly need.
The best part? We own all of the equipment, and it's installed and operated by our in-house engineers, technicians, and crew members. What this means for you as a festival organiser is that you can avoid the hassle of trying to accommodate several contractors in and around your stage and instead hand off all technical aspects to one outfit with just one point of contact for everything you need.
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+HIRE A FESTIVAL STAGE FROM ON TOUR EVENTS
Here at On Tour Events, we are different from many other stage hire companies in the fact that we can provide a turn-key solution for your music festival. Not only can we provide all types of event production equipment, but we can also help you with event planning, and have our enormously experienced engineers and technicians on the ground throughout your event to ensure that it's a resounding success.
Our unrivalled resources allow us to own and operate everything in-house. The production extras we offer aren't merely afterthoughts; they are our bread and butter in other aspects of our all-encompassing events company. We continually invest our profits back into expanding and improving our stock. All of our equipment is of the highest standard and includes industry-leading brand names such as Shure, d&b audiotechnik, Showtec to name but a few.
Better yet we have a wide variety of stages for you to choose from. Whether it's small, mobile stages for local village fêtes and live events, or all-singing, all-dancing, dome-roofed outdoor stages that can handle 10,000+ fans in attendance, we've got everything you could ever need. So why go anywhere else?
If you've got a festival on the horizon and would like the help of On Tour Events, don't be shy, give us a call to discuss your requirements. We can't wait to help you get started on your festival journey!