Hampton Court Palace Festival

Festival riser pack and build

The Proposal

When our friend Jonny Gaskell called saying “I need some risers for a festival”, we were very excited.  “Only Problem is, we’ve been let down and need them tomorrow”.

This call was in the height of an incredibly busy festival season, Jonny had been let down by another company at the last minute.  An added complication was a number of non-standard shapes, the lack of on-site storage, and the requirement for the risers to change each night.

The Outcome

Rising to the challenge, ZEROdB Live’s Rob Stanley set about sourcing the equipment and logistics to quite simply save the day.

“We really were curveball conduits that day” said Rob. “We were fully out of transport and kit, as were virtually every staging company in the UK.  Within three hours thought we had a solution – not a pretty one, but it did mean the show went on.”

ZEROdB Live have supplied the risers for Hampton Court Palace Festival ever since.  Working with Jonny Gaskell and the team at Hampton Court, the late June festival marks the half way point in the ZEROdB Live summer season.


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