Glastonbury Festival’s artists’ dressing rooms provider, Arena Events Group Plc, is set to sell shares in an initial public offering in London.
The company provides the artists’ dressing rooms VIP temporary structures at the festival, as this year’s Glastonbury (June 22 – 25, 2017), saw the first time the Pyramid and Other Stage headliners dressing rooms being housed in Arena Structures.
3,000sqm of temporary structures were built by Tanya Niemand, Arena Structures project manager. They were all situated adjacent to the Pyramid and Other Stage and were used by the 52 performers including Radiohead, Foo Fighters, Ed Sheeran, Emeli Sande, Chic, Katy Perry, Lorde and Stormzy.
Situated stage left of the Pyramid Stage, three adjoining A-frame structures formed the artists’ dressing rooms, artists’ hospitality lounges and green rooms. The luxurious, carpeted structures were given a creative interior fit out by the Glastonbury Festival team, with interior walling dividing the space in a combination of private rooms and shared, open space, complete with contemporary furniture, historic artwork representing the festivals’ heritage and finished to a high quality matching any permanent structure. A similar structure with curved roof entrance structures provided the same facilities for the artists performing on the Other Stage.
Arena Events Group is a London-based company with roots that go back to 1761 and was initially created to provide tents and flags for public events.
The company’s Chief Executive, Greg Lawless says the new funds will allow Arena to “continue to grow the business both organically and by way of potential acquisitions”.