The Halo Group provided site design and festival styling products and services for the inaugural Ramblin’ Man Festival in Kent’s Mote Park. This week’s blog features behind the scenes video footage from the build.
The Halo Group specialises in temporary structure design and build, festival styling and creative production. The organisers of Ramblin’ Man Fair commissioned us to help design their festival site which included the VIP area, merchandise area, way finder signs and general site styling.
Live UK Magazine recently featured the following interview with Alistair Watson, Business Development Director of the Halo Group:
“While structures can range from marquees, to big tops to traditional square tents, other companies in the sector offer something slightly different.
One such company is The Halo Group, which owns a unique modular steel-framed temporary structure system.
In its simplest form, it is made up of lightweight RSJ beams and connectors and can be assembled in many different configurations, while it can even be built over multiple levels to create multi-storey temporary venues, mezzanine level structures, viewing platforms and bespoke or unusual structures.
Its modular design allows Halo to scale-up to almost any footprint depending on requirements, with structures used at events such as Glastonbury (140,000), Global Gathering (55,000) and Ramblin’ Man Festival (15,000).
“What sets our structure system apart from our competitors is the ability to customise our frames,” says business development director Alistair Watson. “Almost any cladding, finish or production element can be fixed directly to our frames, thus allowing a high level of creativity during the design process.”
This flexibility is essential when it comes to creating distinct identities for events, he adds.
“A festival such as Glastonbury or Ramblin’ Man Festival might require a different aesthetic to a structure featuring at BBC Proms in the Park (65,000) or Goodwood Festival of Speed (150,000),” he says. “Whether clients are looking to achieve a rustic look and feel, a high-end polished corporate identity or anything in-between, we can achieve the required finish.”