Throwback Thursdays! – HAY Festival 2022

It was great to be back at Hay Festival after 3 years away due to the pandemic. 

Once again working alongside Stage Sound Services, we have supplied a complete technical package for the 5 venues at the festival, along with supplying Sky Arts with a rigging and technician package for their pop up studio onsite. 

This package includes Avolites dimming, Electronic Theatre Controls consoles, Milos and Total Solutions Group truss structures, full compliment of fixtures and complete project management with a onsite project manager onsite for the duration of the build.

If you’re interested in hiring any of the equipment above please get in touch!

Zoo Venues & C Venues in Edinburgh Fringe 2022

Stage Lighting Services Ltd have been supplying equipment to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for over 15 years!

Zoo Venues is one of the leading venue management companies on the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. with two thriving theatres at the heart of the Festival.

ZOO Southside is one of the Fringe’s most established venues, located on busy Nicolson Street. Its beautiful main house, featuring one of the largest stages on the Fringe, hosts our enviable dance and physical theatre programme. While the venue also boasts an intimate cabaret bar and an excellent studio.

C Venues aims and purpose are cultural and educational. They seek to showcase the best artistic and creative work. At the heart of what they aim to achieve is to create an environment where creativity can flourish, where people can learn from each other and develop their skills and mutual understanding, where diversity is celebrated, where participants and audiences are enriched culturally, and where participation is accessible and inclusive for all.

For more information on C Venues and their program fro Edinburgh Fringe 2022, please click here

Zoo Venues & C Venues equipment spec. for 2022 includes Steeldeck StagingTheatrical DrapesAvolites Dimmers, ETC Ion & Colousource 40 AV Lighting Desks, Lighting and Power Distribution. And Sound and Video from Stage Sound Services.

Event organiser: Zoo Venues, C Venues

Are you planning your next event? If you would like us to create a custom truss structure or Staging design. Please contact us

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We know that times are difficult for millions of people across the UK and around the world right now, as the cost of living crisis continues. That’s why back in April we restructured our pay scales and made the commitment to our staff to become a real Living Wage Employer. Which is why we are delighted to announce that we have now been formally accredited as a real Living Wage Employer!

If you’re interested in working with us, we currently have 3 positions that we are looking to fill. Head over to Indeed for full details:-

Kartfest 2022

The day we’ve all been waiting for has finally arrived….. Backup – The Technical Entertainment Charity KARTFEST!!

We’ve entered a team again this year and are looking to improve on previous years performances!

After long discussions about previous performances & ways to improve we decided to take the race wear a little bit more seriously and go with vests, to save on the sleeves flapping in the wind, however seems the race team didn’t get that memo though!

To learn more about how the Backup charity supports members of our industry click on the link, and donate to this worthy cause!

2022 Race Team – Phil Hurley, Sam Lawrence, Steve Toozer, Dave Clarke, Andrew Hicks, Andrew Davis

Hay Winter Festival 2019

After the success of the Hay Summer Festival, we were asked provide equipment for the Hay Winter Festival 2019.


The Hay Winter Festival Weekend 2019 has been running for twenty years. It’s a smaller version of the main festival with events taking place in venues in the town. The 2019 Festival was the biggest and most high-profile yet.

The town’s atmospheric market square is a focus of festivities. On the Friday, the Hay Christmas lights are turned on, transforming the town into a winter wonderland brimming with festive cheer. Accompanied by carol singing, readings and evening entertainment.

On the Saturday, Hay Food Festival celebrates all that’s good about winter cooking. This included over 50 stalls showcasing the very best of local produce, from savoury to sweet.

The Hay Market Square transformed into a festive outdoor artisan market. With a wide range of traders offering a diverse collection of local arts and crafts. Get ahead with your Christmas shopping here.

Equipment we provided included:

Steeldeck Staging, Pipe & Drape, Rigging, Power and Distribution, MVS Hazers, Lighting and Event Lighting.

We also had help from Stage Sound Services who provided Sound and Video for the event.

Are you planning your next event? If so, would you like us to create a custom truss structure or Staging design?Please contact us

Cardiff Open Air Theatre Festival 2019

Working very closely with Cardiff Open Air Theatre Festival and a wide range of organisations and suppliers we were able to provide a comprehensive production, technical & site management service.

This included Steeldeck staging, lighting hire & design, power distribution and onsite technical support.

Also in conjunction with our sister company Stage Sound Services Ltd we were able to supply sound equipment, design and operation for Cardiff Open Air Theatre.

Our Managing Director and Production Manager were onsite for the duration of the festival, leading our team of trained technicians to support this great event.

Event organiser: Everyman Theatre

Are you planning your next event? If you would like us to create a custom truss structure or Staging design. Please contact us

UNESCO World Heritage Site Event 2018

Working alongside Stage Sound Services we were able to supply a comprehensive technical package for the unveiling of the Lake district as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Both companies worked together to supply 

The UNESCO World Heritage event outside Theatre By The Lake in Keswick, was attended by HRH Prince Charles; who gave the royal seal of approval to a decision taken by Unesco: The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation.

The national park in Cumbria joined 30 other sites in Britain and other major world landmarks; Including the Taj Mahal and the Grand Canyon when it was added to the list of areas with World Heritage Site status last year.

Event organiser: UNESCO

Are you planning your next event? If you would like us to create a custom truss structure or Staging design. Please contact us