The complete guide to festival marquee hire

Enhance your festival expierience

Marquees play an essential part in any festival providing music venues, food stalls and reception tents. With over 35 years experience in marquee hire for festivals we supply and install out of this world festival marquees. Our team of dedicated experts have worked with some of the largest and most well-known festivals in the country including Glastonbury, Parklife, Download and Womad festivals.

In this guide, we delve into the world of festival marquee hire, exploring the intricacies of planning, design, and execution that go into crafting unforgettable, safe and enjoyable festival experiences.

How can Marquees be used as essential festival infrastructure?

Due to the versatility of our event marquees, they offer a complete solution for festivals of any kind. Whether it’s a music festival, agricultural show, food festival or cultural festival your guests will have basic needs that require essential facilities such as shelter, food and drink stalls, ticket checkpoints, security and toilets.

Here are a few ways that marquee hire for festivals can be used to enhance your guest’s festival experience:

With all of this to consider, when you’re planning a festival it’s important to get help from the experts. With Field & Lawn’s holistic approach to marquee hire for festivals each stage of the festival process is taken care of.

Bespoke event design and planning

The first step when planning any festival is planning the layout of event marquees on site. Each festival has a unique atmosphere with its own theme and identity. Everything down to the marquee design, venue layout and overall event space must be designed with this in mind. Planning a functional and practical layout for your marquee structures is key to creating a successful event. Field & Lawn play a pivotal role in bespoke event design and planning, helping festivals achieve that distinctive look and feel that the festival organiser imagined.

Installation of custom event structures

When it comes to providing entertainment, you may require some more bespoke structures for your festival. Attractions like silent discos, blacked-out cinema tents and kids’ entertainment may require more specialised structures. At Field & Lawn, we take a consultative approach discussing your requirements and providing custom structures that align with the needs of your festival perfectly.

Event sustainability. Carbon-neutral marquee hire

Consider the location of the supplier. The closer the better for the budget and the pocket! With four regional branches, you are never far away from a Field and Lawn branch. The event industry is championing sustainability and constantly looking to minimise its impact on the environment. Field and Lawn is a certified carbon-neutral company, meaning your marquee hire will be carbon-free through our audited carbon offsetting process.  How good is that!

Responsive service

During the process of planning a festival, you can’t always predict what will happen during the event. That’s why it’s vital to have a team on hand to carry out essential repairs and maintenance throughout your festival should the worst happen. Understanding the dynamic nature of festivals, when you work with Field & lawn our in-house team is available 24 hours a day should a tent become damaged and need repairing. This ensures your festival remains a safe and seamless experience!

A quick and easy dismantle

Delivering a comprehensive festival experience extends beyond the event itself. Dismantling festival tent structures with efficiency and ease is crucial. A swift and hassle-free dismantling process allows you to wrap up the event seamlessly and efficiently. Field & Lawn’s expertise ensures that the dismantle and removal of structures is as smooth as the setup.

Our dedicated team proficiently manage the de-rig with a timely and organised approach which minimises disruption to the festival surroundings.

Festival marquee hire is not just about providing shelter; it’s about creating a canvas for unforgettable experiences. At Field & Lawn, we bring expertise, innovation, and dedication to every project, ensuring that your event stands out to all festival-goers. If you’re looking for an event marquee provider, why not contact our team to discuss your options?

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Our five expert festival marquee hire tips

Chris Kitchin, one of Field & Lawn’s Project Managers shares his top 5 tips to help you find and hire the very best marquee for your festival. Chris has a wealth of knowledge and experience in providing Marquee hire for festivals on a large scale. Find out what he had to say below:

1. Plan early

Our marquee hire stock gets booked out quickly because of our premium service, quality stock, and competitive pricing. Furthermore, our clients are keen to secure our services on multi-year deals. Planning early will give you access to a wider stock range, and more options meaning we are more likely to meet your needs.

2. Site Visits

Get these pencilled in at the earliest stage, ideally, when the festival is ready for the public the year before. This helps to identify any obstacles that will always be more cost-effective to tackle earlier rather than later. Our experts will be able to plan logistics to ensure a smoother service delivery. We look at site access and potential marquee plots during these visits and how we can improve efficiency and quality.

3. Discuss the spec

Liaise with your marquee hire provider and allow them to support you with suggested specs based on your requirements and space. Our extensive knowledge could help you save money by offering more cost-effective solutions or a more premium finish.

4. Consider load in and out dates

The more time the better. As we saw over summer in 2023, the weather is unpredictable and more build time, allows us to overcome adverse weather, protect the ground prior to opening, and ensure the structures are built in time ready for your festival opening. If you can plan to avoid building on the weekend, it will be more cost-effective.

5. Contact Field and Lawn

Sit back and relax. Our unrivalled experience combined with our flexible hire stock means we can provide a world-class festival marquee hire service.  You may be happy with your current provider, but why just settle for happy?

Chris Kitchin from Field and Lawn

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