Acorn Event Structures Appointed by Liz Hobbs Group As Staging Provider For Their Grandslam Madness UK Tour.
21 April 2015
Running from May to September 2015, the ambitious tour comprises 20 shows at some of the most historic sporting venues across the UK including racecourses, cricket grounds, rugby and football stadiums.
With limited install time, access issues at a number of the venues and specific production requirements, Acorn’s Midi stage roof was chosen to deliver the technical aspects of the show. The creative challenge was to transform the visual appearance of the stage, which was achieved by building an integral façade structure to support a large proscenium banner for a dramatic visual appearance.
Liz Doogan-Hobbs MBE, Founder & CEO of the Liz Hobbs Group said: “We are delighted to have Acorn supporting us on this landmark Grandslam tour, their extensive working knowledge of many of the tours’ venues coupled with a truly unique stage offer made them the obvious choice for this project.
“To have the stage test built for us by Acorn was a huge positive as it allowed other stakeholders on the tour the opportunity to touch and feel the finished article rather than look at it on a sheet of paper.”
Andy Nutter, Managing Director of Acorn Event Structures commented: “Having supported Liz and her team for a number of years, we’re extremely happy to have been awarded this prestigious contract.
“Customisation of stage roofs is a growing trend amongst the UK live music sector as greater pressure from a crowded marketplace and social media outreach extending the audience far beyond the live event means organisers and promoters are having to work harder to differentiate themselves while minimising spend.
“This is another example of how we can deliver cost effective custom solutions by clever use of standard componentery, a win, win for the promoter.”
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