UK - Showforce, the event crewing specialist, was called upon by Henley Festival Ltd to help deliver their five-day black tie 'boutique cultural experience' at Henley-on-Thames this July.
The quintessentially British festival, set on the banks of the Thames, returned for its 34th outing, with a showcase spanning classical music, rock, pop, jazz, opera and folk. Headline acts Elton John, Elvis Costello and Will Young all graced Henley's floating stage.
Show-stopping visual art and dance, comedy from leading performers and the finest cuisine ensure that the music is not the only thing that makes Henley unforgettable to an audience of 30,000 people, the festival experience concluded with a firework spectacular.
Showforce supplied 16 crew and plant operators to unload, install and set-up infrastructure and equipment for the event. The team were onsite for eight days supporting the festival. Their tasks involved erecting pedestrian barriers to cordon off designated areas and protect the festival goers, installing metal trackway for pedestrian access, setting up steeldeck, laying out and arranging folding seats, as well as installing a variety of fencing including herras fencing and netting.
The crew were also on hand to assist PRG in unloading flight cases and installing the lighting and audio visual equipment for the floating stage and getting it ready for sets from headline acts Elton John and Will Young.
John Harris, production manager for Henley Festivals Ltd said, "The Showforce crew went above and beyond what was required. Throughout the build an