After a hiatus due to the pandemic, it was fantastic to see the return of Ridgefest, a celebration set on the iconic Ridgeview Wine Estate in East Sussex. Beyond the obvious attraction of Ridgeview's English sparkling wine, there was a whole host of activities and entertainment to enjoy, from live music to street food stalls and a silent disco.
Outdoor Stages was proud to be chosen as the event production supplier for the event, installing one of our stunning festival stages and an LED Screen to show all the important announcements and provide a live camera feed of the stage.
But we'll go into more detail regarding our work later. First, let's look at the event as a whole and what made it such a success.
Ridgefest Returns Bigger and Better After COVID Hiatus
The 27th of August saw the return of Ridgefest; a festival put on by Ridgeview, the sparkling wine producer based in Ditchling, East Sussex.
After making the difficult decision to postpone the 2021 edition of the event, ticket holders eagerly anticipated the return of Ridgefest, and it didn't disappoint. The event saw a fantastic turnout, with several hundred attendees descending on the picturesque wine estate, which boasts panoramic views of the beautiful Sussex countryside and South Downs beyond.
There were street food vendors, live music performances, and an electric DJ set to keep festivalgoers entertained throughout the day. And, of course, there was plenty of delicious Ridgeview wine to enjoy!
This year's festival saw Outdoor Stages supply a stunning festival stage, which was set up in the main event area. We accompanied the structure with a range of supporting event production equipment, including stage lighting, a full suite of PA and audio equipment, and an LED screen.
So let's tell you a little more about our work at the event.
Outdoor Stages Supplies Festival Stage and LED Screen to Ridgefest
As mentioned, we supplied one of our festival stages, and, after consultation with the event organisers, it was decided that our 10m x 8m arc roof stage was the perfect choice for the main stage. The striking structure certainly made a dramatic impact and was the perfect backdrop for the day's live musical entertainment.
Of course, the physical structure is only half the story, and we completed the stage production by rigging an array of sound and lighting equipment. On the sound front, we supplied a top-of-the-range system from d&b audiotechnik, which included suspended line arrays, stage monitors, and a digital mixing console.
Meanwhile, our lighting rig comprised an array of moving head fixtures, PAR cans, strobes, and LED disco lights, which were used to create a series of dynamic and atmospheric lighting displays throughout the day.
In addition to the festival stage, we also supplied one of our high-resolution outdoor LED screens. The screen was mounted using one of our truss systems and was used to show key event information, announcements, and live camera footage of the stage.
All in all, it was a fantastic day and an excellent return for Ridgefest after its COVID hiatus. We're proud to have played a part in making the event such a success.
Speak to Outdoor Stages Today to Discuss Your Event Production Needs
If you're planning an event and are in need of a festival stage, LED screen, or any other event production equipment, then get in touch with the team at Outdoor Stages today.
We have a wide range of festival stages, PA systems, lighting fixtures, and other equipment available for hire, and our team of experienced event production experts will be more than happy to advise you on the best gear for your needs.
We provide a complete end-to-end service, from initial consultation and equipment hire right through to delivery, set-up, and on-site support, so you can rest assured that your event is in safe hands.
Get in touch with us today to discuss your event production requirements on 07908916458 firstname.lastname@example.org.