Glastonbury 2016 has been over for a matter of weeks and we are already getting plans in place for 2017, as many of you are pre-registering in anticipation of registering to even be in with a chance of securing a tickets for this incredible festival!
We officially downed tools a couple of weeks ago, after the event came to a close with a headlining set by the internationally renowned Coldplay. Considering how kind the British weather had(n’t) been, and the amount of thick mud across the site, it was a fantastic effort by the site team involved. We’ll admit that we had to pull extra resources together and get creative, because the ground conditions were less then ideal for the dismantle, however team Danco got the job done and moved on to the next set of show installations!
Headed up by Site Foreman, Dan Pearce, the crew make their way down the M5 and quite literally set up camp three weeks in advance of the event. Time is of the essence with in excess off 100 Danco marquees needing to be installed across the 900 acre site before the gates are opened to the public! Our adaptable clearspan and traditional marquees are transformed in to everything from power bars, hotels and craft cider bars to first aid points, catering tents and television green rooms (amoungst others).
Project Manger Dan Acford works tirelessly for months in advance to organise the build plans and make sure our 3m – 25m wide structures end up in the right place, likely driving around the 8.5 mile perimeter too many times to count on pre-event visits to Worthy Farm!
It’s definitely a team effort and the pictures below show what our temporary structures can be transformed in to, to suit a multitude of requirements. Goodbye for now Glastonbury, see you next year…