Showsec has been awarded the contract to supply a comprehensive security and crowd management service to Bloodstock Festival.
Bloodstock organiser Paul Gregory says: â€œWe are delighted to confirm Showsec will manage all elements of the festival security, ensuring the health and safety of everyone on site, moving forwards from this landmark 10th anniversary festival. We are proud of our independent status which drives our commitment to produce the best event for our â€˜festival familyâ€™ of audience, artists and staff.â€
â€œWe were aware that Showsec was the industry leader, but to be sure they suited our event, prior to making our decision we (the organisers) went undercover to various gigs in Showsecâ€™s portfolio, where the companyâ€™s consistent customer service and extensive experience confirmed our beliefs.
Bloodstock will be held on 13th to 15th August at Catton Hall in Derby, the festival has grown substantially in the ten years since its conception. paul continues: â€œFrom its humble beginning in 2001, when we hosted a crowd of 800, the festival has seen 30 to 40% growth year on year, and in 2010 we are expecting 12,000 people per day over 3 days. As a result we have invested in our strongest ever line-up, with our first arena tour bands such as Heaven and Hell. This increase in size makes it imperative we engage professional suppliers to help us improve the festival experience. Showsec are the perfect partner to assist us in taking Bloodstock to the next level.â€
Richard Church, Showsec East Midlands area manager, will project manage the festival this year. He says: â€œThere is a perception in the industry that we only supply the larger festivals, but in truth we have a flexible service that can be adapted to deliver results in any environment. Itâ€™s great for us to be involved with a growing independent festival, applying the knowledge and the high levels of service that Showsec is synonymous with, as Bloodstock establishes itself as a major player on the UK circuit.â€