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Glastonbury's Super Fortress Fence Goes Up This Week

May 20 2015

Eve, the UK’s leading supplier of temporary access systems and related services, returns to Glastonbury 2015, to install the Festival’s perimeter fence and internal infrastructure.

For the fourth time, Eve has appointed events crewing firm Gallowglass to construct the 16 km of Eve fencing that secures the 1,380 acre festival site.  Work began on 18 May on the 4.12m high Super Fortress fence running around the site’s 8km perimeter, plus the second, interior mesh fence.  Gallowglass expects to achieve the build in 24 days with a 14 strong crew.  

Nigel Quinn, Managing Director at Eve, said “Owing to the enormity of the project, we work very closely with the event organisers from start to finish so the temporary infrastructure is constructed on time and to exacting standards. For this reason, we have been working with Gallowglass for several years now on a range of projects, and our priority, in addition to speed, is to work with a safety-conscious, professional outfit.  We also know Gallowglass has sufficient resources to cover all eventualities.”

Jonathan Sigsworth, Managing Director of Gallowglass, says “The build is always a huge challenge, as the Somerset weather is notoriously changeable – last year we had high winds and rain to contend with, in addition to the steep, off-camber undulating ground of Glastonbury’s Pennard Hill, but we’re well-practised now.”

The massive fence de-rig will start on 29 June and is expected to be completed in 21 days.  

As well as the Super Fortress Fence, Gallowglass has been contracted by Glastonbury Festival’s organisers to undertake the production load - in and out for the John Peel Stage.


Gallowglass worker assembles Fortress fence
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