Serious Stages provide its new TZ four tower roof for the main stage at this year’s V Festival, Weston Park & Hylands Park (19th - 20th August)
V Festival saw global superstars such as P!nk and Jay-Z play the main stage this year, which took the form of a Serious Stages TZ four tower roof with sloping gable design. The steel stage, designed and manufactured by Serious, featured a 28.8m x 30m deck and side sheds measuring 21.6m wide x 7.2m deep, which offered increased space to house various production elements.
Serious also provided goalposts for the video screens and PA either side of the stage, a FOH structure measuring 7.2m x 7.2m for lighting and sound, as well as FOH camera platforms. This year was the second year Serious has supplied the festival, which boasts a capacity of 90,000 people, but this was only the second client for the new TZ design used previously for Glastonbury Festival’s Other Stage earlier this summer.
The new look TZ tower roof stage draws on three decades of experience supplying the world’s largest festivals and concerts and the Serious’ tower system allows for much higher weight loading abilities. With an impressive weight loading ability of 6,000kg per cross arch, this stage is capable of housing large productions which are becoming increasingly more popular at festivals. The angled design of the goalpost legs allows for clearspan side sheds which means better weather protection and more room to move around with no obstacles.
P!nk’s headlining performance on Saturday required additional elements to support her acrobatic flying above the audience. She arrived on stage by dropping down from a crane onto the stage. Serious installed two 15.5m spot towers positioned either side of the FOH structure to fix wire attachments to carry the flying artist far out over the crowd. Two ‘Olympic’ towers were positioned between the stage and spot towers, allowing her to land and sing just feet above the heads of the audience. A 3.6m x 7.2m thrust was also added at the front of the stage.