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Sound City 2017

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Liverpool really is a sound city and this weekend the city that gave us The Beatles, Echo and the Bunnymen and Frankie goes to Hollywood (to name but a few) played host to a diverse selection of bands and musical genres. Sound City marks the start of the British Festivals but is surely on of the most iconic of them all with bands playing on the banks of the river Mersey and with the iconic Liverpool skyline in the distance.The atmosphere at this year’s event was even more celebratory as this year the sound city festival turned 10 years old and had to move to a more spacious site at Clarence Docks to meet the demand for tickets.


FGH’s deployment to Sound City was a return appearance after a successful initial outing in 2016 and built on the strong foundations of the previous year to supply a range of between 70- 100 Events Operatives on a daily basis, over 4 days and over a range of duties including front of stage management, asset protection, response and crowd management. This year the event played host to the likes of The Human League, The Kooks , White Lies and John Cale and guests present The Velvet Underground and with audiences reaching 12,000. Mark Gateson, Sound City management, said, ‘I want to say a massive thanks to all the team deployed at LSC.  For reasons we are all aware of this was a particularly tough weekend to have to put on such an event and your team were exemplary at every level.’

Amy Stanley, Operations Supervisor who oversaw the deployment said, ‘This was our second year providing to Soundcity and managing the event was a fantastic experience. Our staff on the ground were upholding our company values through blazing heat, torrential rain and dust storms. But as always every member of the FGH team performed outstandingly, creating a safe and enjoyable environment for customers, our client and all of the performers from the event. I’m excited to work the next event already with my truly world class team!’

David Hassall, FGH Senior Manager and proud Liverpudlian, was delighted to be back in his home city this weekend and even more delighted at the performance of the frontline members of staff. ‘This weekend our priority was to help put on a safe and successful event and help the ladies and gents of Liverpool enjoy themselves. It was really gratifying to see that despite the blistering heat all our guys had smiles on their faces and were providing some exemplary customer service. The unexpected 30 plus degree heat did provide us with some challenges but ensuring that staff were topped up with plenty of ice cream and sun cream meant that we were able to keep out staff safe from the sun and their morale high.’

FGH’s events team has been recognised as one of the best the the industry. If you are interested in becoming part of our success story and would like to join our team you can apply in less than 5 minutes online by following this link.