It is always a pleasure to partner with the biggest events in the world, and Glastonbury Festival is another example of this. The festival (also now known as ‘Glasto’) is one of the most iconic events in the UK live events calendar and takes place annually at Worthy Farm in Somerset.
Founded in 1970 by Michael Eavis, Glastonbury is attended by around 200,000 people over the 5-day event, with the record being set in 1994 when a record 300,000 people attended. Most festival staff are unpaid volunteers, enabling the festival to raise millions of pounds each year for charity organisations.
For an event of this size, extensive security, transport, water and electricity infrastructure is needed, as well as additional equipment such as temporary furniture, which is where the Spaceworks team came into their own.
Spaceworks provided all the backstage furniture for artist areas for the iconic Pyramid Stage, including 27 dressing rooms, private artist lounge areas, production offices, artist catering area and the green room. Furniture for The Other Stage included furniture for 21 dressing rooms, the artist catering area, production offices and a communal chill out space. In addition, we provided backstage furniture for the Left Field Stage green room, West Holts Stage dressing rooms, and Glasto Latino Stage artist facilities.
What a fantastic event this year’s Glastonbury proved to be (it was never in doubt!), with the legendary Sir Elton John providing the finale on Sunday evening on the Pyramid Stage, bringing down the curtain on his amazing 60-year career.
Well done ‘Team Glasto’ – now onto next year!