Serious Stages New Front-of-House at Download

A Serious Stages Case Studies of Download Festival

Project Info:

  • Dates: 14-16 June 2019
  • Duration: Three Days
  • Client: Download Festival
  • Location: Donington Park
Serious Stages added to its festival structures range, supplying Festival Republic with a new bespoke four storey front-of-house tower for Download 2019. The increased strength meant it could incorporate VIP guest platforms on the top two floors, with technical sound and lighting mix areas on the bottom two floors. Serious designed and manufactured the 12.5m x 7m, 18m high steel famed structure at its Well's headquarters, having developed the concept at previous festivals Leeds and Reading where they used scaffolding based systems.
The multi-level platform has specific rigging to carry a 3.8ton curved LED screen spanning the rear wall and wrapping around either side of the structure, to give a great visual experience for the festival audience.
The clearspan structure gives an improved, clutter-free, working environment for technical production and guests. It has significantly increased weight loading capacity to accommodate technical production, with VIP guest platforms that look onto the spectacular Serious 67m wide main stage – comprising a 25m TZ Tower roof with pa and screen supports. 
Serious also supplied Download with other stage platforms, speaker delay towers, camera platforms, and structures throughout the site.