The 1st of August this year marked the 14th edition of El Carnaval del Pueblo. Based in Burgess Park, this event is a celebration of all things Latin America and includes a float parade with traditionally dressed dancers and musicians representing each of the 19 different Latin American countries.
On the day, the float parade made its way from Elephant and Castle to Burgess Park via Walworth Road, Camberwell Road, and Albany Road. Once the procession arrived in the park, an array of the best Latin American live acts and performers entertained the crowds on the three main stage areas.
Outdoor Stages were privileged enough to be selected to handle the full event technical production for the event. So, with that in mind, let's take a look at how we delivered on our promise to make this year's edition of Carnaval del Pueblo the best one yet!
Outdoor Stages Provides Main Stage and Supporting Event Production to Carnaval del Pueblo
Our wide-ranging brief for the site in Burgess Park started with erecting and rigging the festival's main stage. Festival organisers had chosen to go with our impressive 8m x 6m arc roof stage for the job, one of our more recent additions to the Outdoor Stages fleet.
The stage was rigged with our powerful d&b audiotechnik PA system, which included suspended line arrays, stage monitors, power amps, and everything else you would expect of a best-in-class live music system. We also supplied the stage lighting, which comprised moving head fixtures, LED PAR can wash lights, stage blinders, strip lights, laser machines, smoke machines, and LED uplighters, to name but a few, and they were all controlled via our digital lighting console.
We rounded out the main stage production with a couple of imposing PA wings with LED screens suspended from them. These screens displayed sponsor logos and messages, as well as live camera feeds of the on-stage action.
In addition to the main stage, we were also tasked with the overall technical event production for the event, so let's take you through the other key areas we took care of.
Outdoor Stages Run Technical Event Production for Carnaval del Pueblo
In addition to the main stage, we also supplied production for the two smaller stages on site. The first was the "Andean Stage", where various three-piece bands played throughout the day. We supplied a smaller PA system and a more intimate lighting rig for this stage, which was still more than capable of getting the crowd going!
The second stage we supplied production for was the Brazilian Stage. This stage was slightly larger than the Andean Stage, and, as such, we provided a step up in production values with a more extensive PA system and a more expansive lighting rig. We also supplied this stage with DJ equipment to keep the party going long into the evening!
We also had staff operating across the site, taking care of the sound mixing at each stage, lighting shows on the main stage, and operating equipment such as smoke machines and lasers. In total, we had a team of eight people working on-site to make sure that the event ran smoothly and that everyone had a great time!
All in all, it was a hugely successful event, and we're already looking forward to next year's edition of Carnaval del Pueblo!
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If you're looking for a company to provide complete event technical production to your outdoor festival, look no further than Outdoor Stages. We have a wealth of experience in delivering world-class production for a wide range of outdoor events, and we're always on hand to provide expert advice on how to make your event the best it can be.
From local village fêtes to large-scale music festivals, we have the experience and the expertise to make your event a success. So, get in touch with us today to discuss your specific needs, and we'll be more than happy to provide you with a bespoke quote for our services. We look forward to hearing from you soon!