To manage all technical production elements of Bestival, on behalf of Festival Management and Co Producers LoudSound Ltd. To liaise with all 365 artists, over 19 performance stages during the 4 music days of the event, and deliver a show that is not only suitable for them but also delivers a second to none festival-goer experience.
WHAT WE DID
LarMac have a long history with Bestival, having worked on the very first event in 2004. Bestival has since grown considerably, now welcoming 45,000 a day over the extended festival weekend.
With the depth of Bestival’s creativity and the experience it gives, the volume of artists and stages also rises significantly year on year and so LarMac had to re-think the usual models and systems used on putting together large-scale music events.
Given the constraints that a show of this nature lays down (site access limitations, prolonged stage timings and more days of music than your typical festival show), we restructured supplier deals across the entire site ensuring crews had the time to focus on detail, and ran 24hr stage management teams to allow us to deliver the show, and facilitate the large number of changeovers and technical re-designs night after night.