Serious Stages Temporary Building at Parklife

A Serious Stages Case Studies

Project Info:

  • Dates: 9-10 June 2018
  • Duration: Two Days
  • Location: Heaton Park, Manchester
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The Hangar Stage is a familiar, and popular fixture at Parklife, however this year the festival organisers wanted it to be bigger than ever to meet the audience demand. They asked Serious for a temporary building with an increased capacity of 6,000 for popular electronic headliners such as Eric Prydz' and Justice.

The Space Building structure was designed and manufactured by Serious in the company’s Wells headquarters. With 25 experience installing temporary building, this new design was erected once previously in Dubai for National Day Celebration 2017, this was its introduction to the UK festival scene. The building was 50m wide by 90m long with a 20m roof apex and 7 tonne rigging capacity on each of the 16 arches. The interior of the building had a 2.5m high hard wall installed around three sides, with 13 audience entrance / exit doorways. The fourth side of the building contained a full-width, 9.6m deep stage with loadin bay and a rear giant screen flown behind the DJ platforms.

One of the requirements of the client was a full ‘blackout sheet’ for the roof and walls to ensure a complete blackout for the extensive light and laser shows going on inside of the temporary building.