Total Production


27 July 2008

This year T4 On The Beach attracted its largest live audience of 45,000 people and a total of 30 great artists, such as Kelly Roland, McFly, The Hoosiers, Duffy and the Ting Tings.

This year was the event’s sixth birthday and it was bigger and better than ever before. Done and Dusted managed the event for Channel 4, bringing in Production Manager Tony Wheeler of Nine Yards to look after all aspects of the live production. Tony commented:

“This year’s event grew most significantly in the areas of sponsors areas and new TV studios backstage to accommodate the multiple broadcast formats coming out of the event. We like to keep our team consistent and once again entrusted Power Logistics to ensure there was uninterrupted power, particularly important for an event driven by its live television show. As ever they have been exemplary and taken all of the late changes an event of this nature throws up in their stride.”
Tony Harpur led the Power Logistics team providing all the power for the site that went from the main arena on the beach across the promenade, the road and onto the adjacent grassed area. Two 320 twin pack generators fed the stage lighting and a 450kVA twin pack generator fed the screens, PA, TV studios and broadcast trucks. Additional generators powered the temporary production areas, artists’ dressing rooms, hospitality areas, press tent, First Aid points, VIP bar and sponsors’ areas, Tony said:

“Under the scrutiny of TV cameras this event looks great, but there are always last minute additions to the site as TV producers come up with ideas that require electricity, so we have a contingency surplus to ensure we can match their requests. This is always a very busy site, built in public areas so great attention has to be taken with health & safety at all times; Tony (Wheeler) and the team all work to the highest standards, which makes this event a real pleasure to work on.”



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