Southampton-based Fore Events, part of the UK communications specialist group Fore Solutions, is set to manage wide ranging radio communications programme for The V Festival event at Weston Park in Staffordshire, which takes place on 17 and 18 August.
The annual music festival, now in its 18th year, has signed a contract with Fore Events which sees the firm supplying radio communications and site engineers to the Staffordshire site throughout the event.
The festival’s production team and its stewarding and security firm, Showsec, have instructed Fore Events to supply, on hire, two-way radios for the renowned 2013 music event, which sees performances by international rock and pop headliners including Beyoncé and Kings of Leon.
Fore Events is supplying 580 digital Motorola DP3400 two-way hand held radios and a Motorola DR3000 repeater infrastructure running a capacity plus license, which will enable site wide coverage and allow for multiple conversations to take place. There will also be 24 hour engineer cover throughout the weekend to ensure communication between the production team, which includes backstage management and artist liaison representatives, steward and security teams is instant and straightforward.
V Festival production manager Jane Tierney says: “We’re delighted to have appointed Fore Events as our radio communications supplier for the V Festival in Weston Park. With thousands of festival-goers in attendance, health and safety is a number one priority to us and it is extremely important we have a reliable radio communications system to assist us with delivering an outstanding event.”
Tom Ross, managing director at Fore Events, says: “Fore Events is thrilled to be working with such an iconic festival. Our two-way radios will be the main means of communication for security and management teams for the festival so they can ensure the event runs smoothly.
“Winning this contract highlights that Fore Events is a serious player in delivering radio communication systems to large scale and high profile events.”
Fore Events manages a prestigious client portfolio which includes Silverstone, the O2 Arena and Twickenham Stadium. For further details on Fore Events please email [email protected], visit www.foresolutions.co.uk or telephone 02380 249 860.