Garage Nation Festival

Background

Garage Nation is a long running club brand that dawned in the early 2000’s during an era where UK Garage was at its best. Since then the clubs have run a steady selection of shows across the country ranging from 500 – 3000 capacity. The Fair were approached in 2014 to look into producing the first ever Garage Nation Outdoor Festival, we’ve produced the show ever since and could not have imagined the extent of the popularity and passion that would follow the brand.

Saturday focuses on the Garage Nation brand sold out in less than 4 months to an audience of 10,000 people. The Sunday show launched the new Dance and Garage brand; One Dance Festival. Booked and promoted by the same client as Garage Nation, the event saw the likes of Pack London, Kiss  FM, Innovation become partners and help deliver an amazing mix of Drum ‘n Bass, Dance, House and of course some more Garage classics. Read on for a snapshot of what we provided and worked on for this great new festival.

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Challenge

  • To produce a 10,000 capacity festival in a previously unused London park including licensing
  • Work closely with the local authorities and residents to minimise public disturbance and impact on local traffic
  • Manage the entire festival delivery including site production, technical production, security management and licensing
  • Implement last minute security procedures following recent incidents at other London festivals
  • Oversee all health and safety leading up to, during and after the event
  • Crowd management  and movement between 4 music arenas

Delivery

  • Full festival production management
  • Supplier sourcing, engagement and management
  • Technical production and advancing
  • Venue engagement and management
  • Health and Safety management.
  • Liaison with the Health and Safety Enforcement Authority and local resident groups
  • Collection and checking of all method statements, risk assessments, completion certificates and public and employee liability insurance certificates.
  • Monitoring and coordinating safety performance

Results

  • Full festival production management
  • Supplier sourcing, engagement and management
  • Technical production and advancing
  • Venue engagement and management
  • Health and Safety management.
  • Liaison with the Health and Safety Enforcement Authority and local resident groups
  • Collection and checking of all method statements, risk assessments, completion certificates and public and employee liability insurance certificates.
  • Monitoring and coordinating safety performance