Serious Stages Celebrates with Glastonbury’s...

A Serious Stages Case Studies of Glastonbury Festival

Project Info:

  • Dates: 22-26 June 2022
  • Duration: Five Days
  • Client: Glastonbury Festival
  • Location: Worth Farm, Pilton, Somerset

It was great to, once again, play our part, providing over 60 site structures to our local festival, as Glastonbury returned from Covid restrictions bigger and better than ever.

The experienced Serious Stages’ team was joined by some new faces, transforming the famous Pyramid Stage skin into a fully functioning stage to host industry legends Paul McCartney and Dianna Ross, along with the festival’s youngest headliners in Billie Eilish and Kendrick Lamar. Wider triple-leg goalposts flanked the stage, carrying giant LED screens and PA out-rigs, 18.5 wide and 15m high, to create a spectacular 85m wide focal point. In front of the Pyramid, we installed our 17m Lunar delay Towers, to enhance the sound coverage for the audience.

Sound quality is ever-important to the organisers. At The Other Stage we added four extra 12m Asteroid delays in front of our four-tower TZ Roof, with two additional 12m Asteroid delays at West Holts, where the stage was expanded to a 22m Supernova.

At the distinctive Park Stage area, we installed bespoke diamond décor poles fabricated in our Wells headquarters. Elsewhere we supplied stage decks for John Peel, BBC Introducing, Leftfield, and Silver Haze stages, The Ribbon Tower, BBC Studio, The Oak Platform as well as front-of house platforms, camera towers, viewing platforms and spot-towers across the Pilton site.

Simon Fursman Project Manager, Serious Stages commented:

“We worked with Glastonbury’s design and production team, along with the BBC, to create an enhanced experience to welcome artists, the audience and broadcasters back in style for a truly memorable 50th year. It’s important that our festival stages accommodate the larger sets bands now bring, making more overnight changeovers to stage configurations, which is all part of giving fans the best show.”