This weekend our team managed the security provision and kept people safe at The Beat-Herder Festival. This year the event was a sell out with over 12,000 people attending across the weekend from around the country to see a range of acts which included Orbital, Soulwax, Django Django, High Contrast, The Rezistance Live, Patrick Topping and Pete Tong.
Beat-herder began in 2006 and catered for just 1200 people with a small stage in the main field and a couple of food stalls. Since then it has grown to cover 4 large fields with 16 dedicated music areas, 14 bars, 40+ stalls and a fairground. The event prides itself on being more than about the music; there are a series of unique art installations and live performances. We deployed over 250 SIA licensed security staff and stewards to oversee the safety of the event and it’s visitors whilst ensuring the event maintained its unique atmosphere. The team worked in partnership with the Beat-Herder event organisers, local constabulary and social services to ensure that we made a real difference to the quality of the event whilst still delivering the friendly and professional service we’ve become renowned for.
Head of Security and Managing Director Peter Harrison said, “Securing a rural festival like Beat-Herder is always unique challenge, particularly when this is our first time at the event. The promoters create such a unique festival, with so much detail and hard work going into making quite an amazing experience for the guests. Our team worked really hard to succeed as they always do. Seeing them smiling and helping the festival visitors is a great indication that we are doing the right things. Feedback from the organisers, Ribble Valley Police and child protection services has been amazing – another huge success for FGH Security.”