Serious Stages supplied Glastonbury’s iconic Pyramid stage once again for the 2019 festival, as well as The Other, West Holts and Supernova Park stages, from 26-30 June.
Serious provided all of the stage decking and loading bays, broadcast camera runs, and VIP viewing platforms.
In front of the stage there were broadcast camera platforms, eight PA delay towers, two front of house structures, two spot pods, and an assisted viewing platform (AVP).
The biggest innovation for 2019 was at the Supernova Park Stage, where a new doubleheader steel truss created a 31m wide frontage. Designer Misty Buckley used this to create a vibrant graffiti wall, bringing the stage to life.
Scenic also provided engineering to support the gold and silver ‘Welcome Pillars’ and mirrored flower boxes featured in the scenic elements of The Park. Over the course of four days, the stage hosted The Chemical Brothers, Tame Impala and many more.
Serious Stages project manager Simon Fursman commented: “While we are very proud of our steel stages, we are also keen to support creative designers who want to cover them and dress them to create their own festival identity, such as Glastonbury has. In particular with the new-look Park Stage extension this year.
“Situated above the Park Stage is the vibrant 17m tall Ribbon Tower, which has a Serious steel core, next to two bespoke buildings, which have been clad and dressed very differently to become the BBC Studio and Humble Well Tree Temple.
“We’re happy to be hidden away – and it was also a definite ‘cheers’ to the team in the themed Tricket’s Bar – the highest bar on site sitting on a Serious substructure looking over the whole festival.”