Case studies

Boomtown Festival 2019 – 2022


Project background:

Gorilla has designed and built a number of temporary structures at festivals, Boomtown asked Gorilla to design and build 55 security towers around their undulating site.

Gorilla role summary:

Design, install & removal of x55 security towers

Gorilla role detail:

  • The installation of x55 security towers around Boomtown Festival site at Matterly Estate
  • Co-ordination of install site logistics over the very undulating site, the towers were spread across the 360 acre site.
  • 7 man team, 1 telehandler, x2 4×4 vehicles and trailer
  • 9 day install
  • 4 day de-rig
  • CAD drawings / Engineering

Event Work:

Liaising with the site management to work out the most efficient method of erecting both the towers and the perimeter fence, which led to Gorilla installing the towers ahead of the perimeter festival fence.

Timescales involved:

This was Gorilla’s 1st year working with Boomtown Festival

Result / Outcome:

Smoother install and de-rig than previous years. Security towers withstood significant wind loading on the weekend that saw multiple other events cancelled due to strong winds.

Client Feedback:

“Boomtown is a big site and the installation of 55 security towers is no small task. We asked the team at Gorilla to work with us on finding the most efficient way to install and de-rig across the site. We concluded that the tower installation would precede the erection of the security fencing, giving the Gorilla team a clear run.

On challenging terrain, the Gorilla team had all towers in place and ready within 9 days, we were pleased and impressed with the results of our first year working with Gorilla.”

Graham MacVoy, Site Manager Boomtown Festival

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