New Other Stage at Glastonbury Festival 2017

Serious Stages News Article - 29 June 2017

New Other Stage at Glastonbury Festival 2017

New Other Stage at Glastonbury Festival 2017

We designed and manufactured Glastonbury Festival’s new look Other Stage, which we installed along with all the main stages across the site.

Dedicated to improving the festival experience for artists and fans, the organisers long term relationship with our team made us the obvious choice of contractor to create a new look Other Stage to accommodate the large scale incoming band productions form the likes of Stormzy, Major Lazer and Boy Better Know.

This four tower 25m TZ roof featured a sloped back, to give extra on-stage storage for artists and production, along with clear-span wings creating a much improved working area with increased space for the incoming productions. An offset leg design on the rear of the goalpost created the space for the side-shed. The main deck, rear shed, side wings, ramps and underworld also offered improved performance and working areas and presented extensive loading facilities for crew.  

With a total height of 20m and an overall width of 70m, the stage was complete with the Other Stages iconic art installation, which this year took the form of a metal fish, sat on the front of the 6m cantilever roof.

Max Corfield comments: “As one of the biggest events in the global festival calendar, we were hugely exited to launch our new stage at Glastonbury Festival, and be able to enhance the experience for artists, production teams and the audience. It is technically and aesthetically another progression in our range of large stages.

“We worked closely with the Glastonbury team to create this new stage, which was designed by our in-house CAD team and manufactured by our engineers at our head office in Somerset. Our project manager, Simon Fursman, was crucial to the installation. Whilst we utilised as many components of our existing TZ roofs, he guided the on-site team through the new elements within this system and ensured this new stage was constructed to the highest standard.”

We have been working with Glastonbury Festival for over four decades and for the 2017 edition we once again supplied almost 60 structures which included the flooring and trussing on the Pyramid Stage, the four main stage roofs, most of the dance tent stages including the John Peel Stage and the Sonic Stage, the Ribbon Tower, plus multiple structures throughout the festival site including camera runs, media platforms, front of house structures, accessible viewing platforms and structural supports. Building on the success of last year, we once again worked directly with the BBC to design and build a 12.6m x 17.4m media studio, complete with a presentation platform which overlooked the entire site.