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Global Gathering enchant their VIPs

 

This summer GlobalGathering are bringing luxury to Long Marston Airfield. Events company Halo will be creating VIP Fields and an enchanted VIP woods to complement the festival’s luxury camping experience. Abigail Parkin (7 Jul ‘11)

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Slumming it in style...

Say farewell to unwashed weekends and frizzy hair and hello to solar-powered private showers and every GHD lover’s festival dream; electrical power sockets! The British summer festival presents its softer side. Abigail Parkin (12 Jun 11)

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Glastonbury VIPs lord it with LBHQ and Halo

Planning to revolutionise the festival arena and the way festival VIPs party, LBHQ and The Halo Group has developed an innovative structure that hits Glastonbury this summer. Abigail Parkin (25 May 11)

 

By simplifying and reducing build times, and easing the ability of incorporating themes within the modular system means The Halo structure promises to revolutionise the look and impact of structures across the live events industry as a whole.

The collaboration with LBHQ will see a cutting edge creation within one of the festivals leading fields, Shangri-La. Cladding and production features can be easily added to the skeletal frame allowing a huge amount of artistic license.

“The festival experience has evolved over the last few years challenging brands and production teams to deliver experiential activations that stand out and offer a different experience to what people have seen before,” commented Sam Matthews, creative director of The Halo Group. “We believe our system will carve a new level of experimentation and creativity into the live events arena and we’re thrilled to be working with similarly creative-minded people at Shangri-La and Lovebullets this year allowing us to use our system to its full potential.”

The two-floor Halo Group structure will offer guests a downstairs party area whilst, LBHQ have created an upstairs chill out and cocktail lounge for VIPs. Envisage slippers, smoking jackets and cigars. A relaxed and cosy ambience, lounging on Chesterfield sofas, sipping a special Barrio bar cocktail watching the world go by on the balcony surrounded by luxurious rouge gathered curtains and atmospheric mood lighting...a vast contrast to the hectic shenanigans of the Shangri-La below.

 

 

The structure will be showcased on the 22nd – 26th June, LBHQ in the Shangri-La arena, Glastonbury Festival.

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Secret Garden Party art bursary

The Secret Garden Party 2011 is set to play host to a myriad of sensual delights with Blondie leading the stage charge. With the musical and artistic offerings continuing to stack up the Red Carpet team are already hard pressed to decide what will be their Secret Garden highlight this year. Abigail Parkin searches out her warpaint (18 April 11).

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This green and pleasant land

The Britain from the Air exhibition was launched recently on the ground in Bath city centre. It runs until the  end of February 2011 and will display fascinating images by Britain's foremost photographers, developed jointly by Wecommunic8 and the Royal Geographical Society. Sat Bal (8 Oct 10)

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Themed Venues

At this time of year why would any delegate favour standard corporate venues over acres of parkland and a relaxed, fun theme? Two major themed venues tell Red Carpet how they court the corporates. (23 Jul 10)

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Day of reckoning

 

The pulling power of international bands needs venues -and facilities- to match their prestige. Last night, Birmingham's LG Arena did just that as American rockers Green Day took to the stage having delivered 30,000 fans to two sold out shows at the venue, breaking attendance records at the brand new LG Arena within days of its opening. Sat Bal experienced the LG's hospitality offering with sumptuous dining at its Sanctum restaurant before watching Green Day in action from the venue's new premium Showdeck.(29 Oct' 09)

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Birmingham Style Awards

Birmingham's 2009 Style Awards hit town with GQ magazine editor Dylan Jones taking the podium as event host. Sat Bal joined dinner guests to watch the region’s venues, retailers and personalities stake their awards claim at the event.

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Madonna takes Cardiff

Madonna’s world tour got off to a rapturous, if controversial, start at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff where fans bayed for encores. The stadium, which this summer hosted Bruce Springsteen and Neil Diamond, was chosen by the performer for the opening night of her 51-date Sticky and Sweet tour - her first with promoter Live Nation. By Abigail Parkin (28 Aug'08) 

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