Enteetainment was entrusted to oversee site management at Wickham Festival for the second year running, from 4 to 7 August 2016.
Voted Best Festival (under 15,000 capacity) at the 2015 Live UK Music Business Awards, Wickham Festival is a four-day music event in Wickham, Hampshire. Enteetainment returned to the festival to create the festival’s site plan and analyse the layout to implement a number of changes to make best use of the whole site and ensure smoother crowd-flow.
One such change was the addition of a new fourth stage, a 12-metre by 30-metre structure, on which local and unsigned bands could perform.
Amy Harmsworth Enteetainment’s Site Manager comments: “Wickham is such a lovely, family friendly festival and I’ve loved working on this event for the past two years.
“In our first year we got to understand how Peter Chegwyn and his team worked and got to grips with the site. We made a number of changes to the site plan this year and have taken advantage of some better ground within the footprint to make some backstage areas into front of house areas and so on.”
With performances from Tony Hadley and The Stranglers, this year’s festival saw a sell-out crowd of 7,000 music lovers.
Wickham Festival organiser Peter Chegwyn commented: “We oversaw site management previously but there comes a time when you feel it’s time for a change. We knew about Enteetainment and so we were thrilled when they agreed to help with our site management.
“After two years I’m very happy with them, Amy and Neil are brilliant to work with, with great industry knowledge so I can leave them to get on with the build, which gives me great piece of mind that things are being done properly. They’ve made some great suggestions regarding site layout that we have taken on board for this year’s event, and we’re very pleased to have them back.”