Outdoor Stages had one of its busiest bank holidays ever with the arrival of the Platinum Jubilee weekend, attending and supporting several celebrations across the South East. The street festival that took place in Andover was one of those events.
The Jubilee celebrations commemorated the 70th anniversary of the Queen’s coronation, and, as part of the festivities, Andover closed off a section of its high street to vehicles and transformed it into a pedestrianised party zone. The event was free to enter and featured live music from local bands, street food stalls, and children’s entertainment.
So, with further ado, let's tell you a little more about this event and explain how Outdoor Stages contributed.
Outdoor Stages Commissioned to Provide Event Production to Platinum Jubilee Street Party
The event was organised by Andover BID/InAndover, in partnership with Chapel Arts Studios and Test Valley Arts Foundation. Not only did they source the local acts to perform on the stage, but they also encouraged local businesses, schools, and community groups to set up stalls and get involved in the celebrations.
Outdoor Stages was approached to provide an outdoor stage, lighting, and sound for the event back in February 2022, and we gladly accepted! As Hampshire’s leading outdoor stage hire company, we've got a lot of experience in providing top-quality event production, so we knew we could make Andover's Platinum Jubilee Street Party one to remember.
So let's detail the work we undertook to ensure the event went off without a hitch.
Outdoor Stages Provide an Outdoor Stage Production for Live Music and Dance Performances
The bulk of our event brief focused on providing a covered outdoor stage. Given that space and setup time was limited, it made the most sense to opt for our 6m x 4m stage, which is our smallest and most flexible stage.
Despite being one of our more mobile stages, it still commands a powerful presence and is more than capable of accommodating a live band setup. There was still enough room for performers and even dance troupes to strut their stuff in front of the patriotic crowds!
The stage was set up at the top of Andover High Street, allowing good visibility for those further down the street. It also meant that people could enjoy the music and performances from the comfort of the many stalls that lined the closed-off section of the road.
Outdoor Stages Provide Lighting and Sound For The Street Party
Of course, no outdoor stage is complete without a top-quality lighting and sound system, and we were more than happy to provide these for the Andover Platinum Jubilee Street Party.
We rigged our stage with a set of moving heads, spotlights, PAR cans, and uplighters. These were complemented with a range of traditional disco lighting fixtures to ensure that the stage was properly lit for both daytime and evening performances.
As for the sound, we supplied a PA system that could more than handle the live music and speeches that took place throughout the day. We also provided wireless microphones for those who needed them.
The party was an overwhelming success, and we were so pleased to be a part of it! We want to give a big shout-out to Andover BID/InAndover, Chapel Arts Studios, and Test Valley Arts Foundation for putting on such a fantastic event.
Speak to Outdoor Stages Today Regarding Your Outdoor Event Production Needs
Are you planning an outdoor event? Do you need expertise and equipment to make it a success? If so, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us here at Outdoor Stages.
We are Hampshire’s leading outdoor stage hire company, and we've got a wealth of experience in providing top-quality event production. We can provide everything from stages and PA systems to lighting and outdoor power distribution solutions.
To find out more about what we can do for you, please don't hesitate to contact us today at 07908916458 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you soon!