Summer Social 2018

Background

Summer Social is one of the UK’s premier multi-sport & music festivals and sees audiences come together in Richmond each summer where rugby Sevens, netball, volleyball, and lacrosse and Tag tournaments take place across 20 hectares of one of the Capitals most prestigious boroughs.

Challenge

Our team worked with the event promoters, Westworth Kemp and the venue, Richmond Athletic ground, to produce this summer’s 7000 capacity show. The challenges surrounding the event included:

  • Running the two events that made up Summer Social simultaneously
  • Extended event running times were 9am – 12am
  • Clearing the Old Deer Park site ready for the venues next event whilst the first site was still running
  • Ensuring all sports matches went ahead on schedule for the 350 teams playing 7 sports
  • Ensuring  that there was sufficient and sport-specific medial provision in place across two sites

Delivery

  • Supplier procurement
  • Authored the Risk Assessment, Fire Risk Assessment and ESMP
  • Venue Liaison
  • Sponsor / partner liaison
  • Site Management
  • Operations Management
  • Security Management
  • Site build and de-reig
  • Crew Management
  • Door Management
  • Full Production Management
  • Health and Safety Management

Results

We worked with Westworth Kemp to successfully produce Summer Social; two simultaneously running events that included:

  • 7000 attendees
  • 7 Sports
  • 350 Sports teams

Ed Kemp – Director, Westworth Kemp

“Summer Social has grown beyond all recognition since its launch in 2010. As such we needed an agency to help share the workload. The Fair have not only helped free up our time but have found ways to being greater efficiencies to the event delivery, driven down costs and above all given us peace of mind”