Popular music festival Field Day returned to London’s Victoria Park to celebrate its eleventh outing with a sell-out audience. Showforce has been providing experienced crew to LarMac LIVE to assist with the successful delivery of the event for many years. The 34 strong team of highly skilled crew and telehandler operators assisted with the install of rigging, video, lighting and sound equipment, along with unloading of motors and truss from the many trucks and stage turnarounds once the festival began. Craig Campbell, one of Showforce’s most experienced senior crew chiefs was on-hand to oversee the entire project and keep the respective teams organised. They were onsite for this event from 30th May until the 5th June.
This time round they worked across the whole site and all 12 stages, including The Barn, the large hangar-esque type structure features a high-powered, state of the art sound system and one of the most technically advanced lighting rigs around. The stage was Acorn Event’s impressive new structure – the ‘Steelyard’ which a Showforce team had assisted with the build of for Eric Prydz’s Epic 5.0 gig the previous weekend. Whilst the structure remained in situ new lighting, sound and video equipment was installed.
The show days proved to be incredibly busy with teams of crew assigned to five of the stages. Crew assisted with the delivery and build of stage risers; striking equipment from one stage and delivering and rigging it to another; delivering backline equipment; stacking boxes; moving equipment with the cherry picker and forklift and delivering water and radios across the site, as required.
Once the show drew to a close, many of the crew remained in place to assist with the de-rig, including the dismantle of smaller stages in time for a smaller show, the Mighty Hoopla that was held on Sunday 4th June. The crew amassed an astonishing 1,271 hours between themselves on site.