Boundary Brighton 2018

Background

Boundary Brighton is a 12,500 capacity festival expressing the creative energy, lust for life and generosity of spirit of the city of Brighton. The festival has three stages of music, a vintage fair, delicious local food and other unexpected treats, all nestled between  the crest of the Downs and the city with the sea below. Returning for its third instalment in 2018, Boundary Brighton promises to push the festival experience right to the limit and transcend previous conceptions of what an immersive party experience can be! Boundary’s music policy ranges from UK Garage to House to Drum and Bass. Past artist bookings include the likes of EZ, Andy C, Kurupt FM, Shy FX, Gorgon City and many more.

Challenge

We were approached by the Boundary Brighton festival producers to assist with designing the site layout, creating a site plan and also marking out key infrastructure on the first few days of the build. The reason for this is due to the issues with spacing and layout on this specific site over the last few years. As well as site design, we were also the health & safety specialists on the build and live event day. Challenges were:
• Ensuring large structures would fit in the allocated spaces whilst keeping suitable thoroughfares for attendees to move around site
• Ensuring safety was not compromised when designing and marking out the site
• Due to limited space, the client was concerned they would not reach their desired capacity to ensure the event was financially viable. We worked to make sure the big tops ordered were large enough to accommodate the higher capacity

Delivery

The Fair worked alongside the producers at Boundary Brighton to design the site and then implement all pre-build ideas and drawings. To ensure the site plan was implemented accurately, we attended several site visits to mark out and re-confirm site limits, distances between areas and total area for the site to reach the desired capacity.

  • Site visits with the client to understand their vision
  • Health & Safety during the build and during the live event
  • Liaison with the local authorities, police, ambulance service on the day
  • Attending ELT’s throughout the live event
  • Assisting and advising on a safe ingress and egress
  • Physically marking out the site prior to suppliers arriving on site
  • Liaison with key infrastructure suppliers on the first few days of the build to ensure the site is marked out as per the site plan

Results

  • 9,999 attendees
  • Great feedback from suppliers, event organisers, the client, artists and guests alike
  • Site marked out to the expected standard
  • A safe and enjoyable event for all

Nick Beveridge, Festival Director

“Boundary Festival continued to work with Rob and Rami and The Fair for the 2nd year this year, and look forward to working with them again in 2019. Rami mapped out a great working site whilst Rob  managed the H&S and dealt with all the agencies with ease which resulted in a great show from a promoter perspective but more importantly, the customers loved it which is what it’s about!”

Festivals UK Reviewer

“I think the bass may have rewired the neurons in my brain and turned me into a super-powered extraterrestrial, a member of an intergalactic rave squad, putting me on another planet in a different galaxy for just a few hours. Hence, I can be safe in claiming that Boundary put on a fantastic show this year”