Sussex Events kicks off festival season with MILOS MR2K

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Sussex Events kicked off the 2024 festival season in style with its MILOS MR2K 12 x 10 Roof System and Layher Event Deck System, which debuted at the Land Beyond Festival, Brighton.

With Area Four Direct UK now working closely with Layher as a Technical Partner, it provided the opportunity to supply, design and configure a complete roof system with the Layher Event Deck base to maximise the roof’s potential. The partnership meant that Area Four Direct UK could offer a pre-build training package for both systems on the same day.

Sussex Events based in Hailsham, East Sussex has managed the festival production onsite for several years and has seen the festival grow considerably with the addition of the ‘camping village’ in 2024.

Sussex Events invested in the MILOS MR2K roof system, enhancing production capabilities for its upcoming events and festivals. Bob Watson, Managing Director at Sussex Events said:  “We have worked with Area Four Industries for many years now owning many of their smaller stage structures and always find their support and commitment to see a project through exemplary. So, when plans started to come together for a bigger and bolder setup they were ready to help and recommend the best system suitable for our needs.  The MR2K has exceeded our expectations in every way and the integration of the Layher base is a game changer for us.”

The MILOS MR2K has a maximum load capacity of 3 tons plus PA Wings, the MR2K can support lighting rigs, sound systems and intricate stage designs. This key investment allows Sussex Events to deliver even more experiences for its clients and its ongoing commitment to providing event production services, enhancing experiences with improved stage aesthetics and functionality. The build also incorporated two 6×4 MILOS LSGO LED screen support structures on either side of the stage with full video projection and live stage feed during the event.

Sussex Events have worked with the Area Four Direct UK team for many years and have a wide range of products in their inventory including MILOS, EXE TECHNOLOGY, LITEC and Xstage.

Dave Jeffery, UK Brand Manager at Milos & Xstage said: “We are delighted to have supplied Sussex Events with the MILOS MR2K Roof system integrated onto the Layher Event deck. The combination of MILOS and Layher systems forms the ultimate structure for these large outdoor music festivals and gigs.”

“The planned pre-build was a success, with Bob and his team already being a regular MILOS customer they knew exactly what they were doing, and this structure flew up in a matter of hours. With our additional capability as a Layher Technical Partner, meant that we could combine training on both systems at the same time,” he continued.

The MILOS MR2K roof system will be back on the road over the 2024 summer months when the Sussex Events team will be delivering production for Kisstory in Norwich.

The Sussex Events team are already back in planning with the organisers for Land Beyond 2025 as it continued to establish itself within the UK’s festival scene.