Hyde Park, London
Power Logistics provided full project management in the second year of a three-year contract with AEG Live, to supply all site and show power for AEG’s Barclaycard presents British Summer Time festival held in London’s Hyde Park. The 2016 festival took place across the first two weekends in July with Olly Murs, Mumford & Sons, Take That and Stevie Wonder all taking to the stage to perform to sell-out crowds.
With the majority of the equipment coming direct from Power Logistics’ own fleet, more than 50 generators, in a variety of sizes, from 30kva right up to 500kva were installed to power the festival. They also provided all the cabling and distribution for the event along with 26 towerlights.
AEG Live is committed to improving their green credentials, monitoring power a key element and Power Logistics has invested in specialist monitoring equipment which was fitted to the relevant generator sets during the 2015 event.
Monitoring the power consumption last year, provided real-time information and created a power log across the main stage and several key generator sites. This work and analysis informed the 2016 site team with detailed and clear information about the power consumption and fuel usage required, ensuring that the event was as energy efficient as possible and the impact on the environment of temporary power was reduced.
Building on the success of the 2015 analysis, the Power Logistics team continued to monitor and log power consumption, during the 2016 event across four areas, this once again will inform the planning and provision of power for the 2017 British Summer Time festival with bespoke power solutions.
“Loudsound and our clients at AEG Live have an ambition to make Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park the best live music experience in the UK – to achieve this we look for suppliers that aren’t afraid to over-deliver, who invest in their people and their kit and who share our vision of the event as best in class. Power Logistics, in their second year providing the full swathe of generation, distribution and site lighting for this complex event, have once again shown that they are more than up to the job. As the project matures we look forward to continuing to work with them using their impressive reporting and analytics to optimise system design and operation, and to continue to power the biggest performances of the year.”
Dan Craig, head of operations, Loudsound Events Ltd