The Halo Group provided festival design services to GlobalGathering as part of a multiple arena design and site styling contract for the festival organisers. This exciting project utilised many of our key products and services, our multi-award winning production team, our unique modular steel build system and more.
Our festival design brief was to create a world class temporary venue design for GlobalGathering. The overarching concept was to create a destination area at the festival, something that would be talked about long after the event itself. The organisers wanted to move away from the standard festival big top toward something more radical, something more immersive and something all together more impressive. As one of the festivals principal venues, our design needed to be as functional as it was eye catching and needed to feature a first class PA and lighting, bespoke DJ booth and a range of other production.
To create "The Bunker" we opted to use our unique modular steel build system. Our system is made up of different lengths of RSJ beams and connector bolts and can be built to any design or configuration making it the ideal product for festival design. This provided the ideal skeletal frame for our production as it is easy to clad in almost any material. To achieve the look, we clad our structure using stud work and ply flats before applying an ultra realistic concrete style finish using a range of scenic painting techniques. Inside the venue, we created a bespoke DJ booth which featured isometric lines onto which which we used a projection mapping overlay to bring it to life during the performances. We installed a state of the art D&B PA and specialist lighting rig to help create an immersive experience much to the delight of the crowd.