Well, 2022 seems to have flown by! There's hardly been a moment to stop and reflect on what has been our busiest-ever summer of supplying outdoor stages. From festivals to platinum jubilee celebrations, carnivals to country fairs, we've been there with our outdoor stages.
With COVID-19 now (hopefully) behind us, we're looking forward to an even busier 2023. We've already got several bookings in the diary, and we can't wait to get started.
Outdoor Stages Kicks Off Summer Season with Flurry of Platinum Jubilee Celebrations
While we are used to being on-site in several locations at once, early June took us to a whole new level as our team members were dispatched to no fewer than four different platinum jubilee celebrations!
The festivities commemorating Queen Elizabeth II's seventy-year reign were in full swing, and our stages played host to all manner of celebrations. These included the Weybridge Jubilee Fair & Arts Festival, which saw us supply one of our arc roof stages accompanied by a full sound and lighting rig.
Elsewhere, our 8m x 6m stage was a big hit at Ascot's Platinum Party in the Park, while our 6m x 4m stage was perfect for the Andover Platinum Jubilee Street Festival. But we weren't done there! We were also on hand to supply our 7m x 5m arc roof stage to the Fleet Town Council Jubilee Event, along with a distributed PA system, and a lighting production that featured moving heads and LED PAR cans. Phew! What a weekend that was!
It was a great start to the summer season, and we were thrilled to be able to work with so many different event organisers to help make their celebrations extra special.
Outdoor Stages Enjoys a Bumper Festival Season in 2022
After many festivals had a hiatus lasting two consecutive years due to the pandemic, it was great to see so many events go ahead in 2022. We were delighted to work with several festival organisers, some of whom were familiar faces while others were new to us.
Our stages featured at a number of well-established festivals, including Astonbury Music Festival, a fantastic local event that raises so much money for charity. We were back once again for the New Music Nights Festival, celebrating all things new music, supplying our massive 11m x 9m headline festival stage, along with a selection of our best audio visual equipment, including an outdoor PA system, stage lighting, and one of our super-sharp LED video walls.
We were also pleased to be asked to work with a number of new (to us) festivals, including Ridgefest, which took place on the simply stunning Ridgeview Wine Estate, and GoFest, an active lifestyle festival in Guildford.
We supplied our stunning 8m x 10m arc roof stage to Ridgefest, along with a full sound and lighting rig, and another of our ultra-low pixel pitch LED screens. For GoFest, we supplied our small stage hire option, our 6m x 4m arc roof model, which still had more than enough room for a live band!
Last but not least, we were back again to support Sandhurst Music Festival with outdoor staging and event production equipment, as well as Surrey Hills Wood Fair, a family-friendly festival celebrating everything related to the area's woodlands.
Outdoor Stages Delivers Festival Stage Productions to Numerous Local Events
Of course, a considerable part of our business involves supplying our services to and supporting local events. We love working with small to medium-scale event organisers to help make their occasions extra special, and we were thrilled to be asked to supply our stages and equipment to several local events throughout the summer.
One such occasion was the celebration of Trellic Tower, which marked 50 years with a day of family fun. Our stage was the perfect platform for a variety of local acts, including dance groups and musicians, while our PA system and microphones were used by local dignitaries speaking at the event.
Hale Carnival was another amazing community event that we were once again thrilled to be a part of. This year's carnival saw us supplying our 6m x 4m stage, which was used by a range of local acts throughout the day, as well as our PA system and stage lighting to ensure the stage packed a punch!
And, of course, we were delighted to be back for our 10th Staines-upon-Thames Day, which is always a fantastic occasion. Our stage was used by a diverse range of local talent, including dance groups, choirs, and musicians. Our additional PA system and lighting production meant that everyone in the audience could enjoy the performances to the fullest.
Outdoor Stages Provides Outdoor Staging and Event Production Services to a Range of Religious and Cultural Celebrations
Such is our reputation in the South East of England, we were asked to provide our stage hire services to several religious and cultural celebrations this year, which was a real privilege.
One such event was the Eid celebration we helped put on at Horsenden Hill. Once again, the event organisers opted for a mobile stage hire option, our 6m x 4m arc roof stage, as it offered the perfect blend of size and portability for their needs.
We were also thrilled to be asked to work with the local Nepali community on the Nepali Mela Festival, which is always a colourful and vibrant event celebrating Nepalese culture. Our stage was used by a range of local performers and speakers, while our accompanying PA system ensured that everyone in the audience could enjoy the occasion.
Lastly, we were again honoured to supply our services to the 14th Edition of Carnaval Del Pueblo, which celebrates all things Latin America. Our 8m x 6m stage was used by a range of local and international acts, while our PA system and lighting ensured that the performances were truly spectacular. We also supplied two LED screens to this event, which were used to show a range of music videos and other visuals throughout the day.
Outdoor Stages Looks Forward to Busy 2023 Summer Schedule
Overall, 2022 was a bumper year for us, and the festival, events, and occasions mentioned above were only a selection of the highlights. In total, we provided our services to 50+ events this past year, including more than a dozen national or large-scale outdoor events.
Looking ahead to 2023, we are already in the process of booking stages for plenty of festivals and events, both large and small. With festivals and other large-scale events now very much back into the swing of things, we look forward to another busy summer season! In fact, a number of the events discussed above have booked us in for next year's edition, which is always a good sign.
So, if you are looking for an outdoor stage hire company in the UK to help make your event a successful and memorable occasion, then please get in touch. We can't stress this enough, leaving things late leads to disappointment, so please contact us as possible to avoid missing out.
If you've yet to work with us, here's a quick reminder of what we do:
Outdoor Stages is a leading provider of outdoor stages and event production services in the UK. We have a wide range of stages suited to outdoor and indoor events, and our technical event production services include PA hire, lighting, LED screen hire, generator hire, cable & distro, event management, and more.
So, no matter where your event is taking place or your budget, we are confident we can help make it a success. Contact us today to find out more!