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Barclaycard British Summer Time (BST) Festival, Havana Bar


Project summary: The Barclaycard British Summer Time Festival is an annual music festival held in Hyde Park, London, featuring dozens of bands playing in several performance areas and themed environments over 10 days.

GORILLA role summary:Planning, design, construction and removal of the “Havana Bar” feature, built to resemble a Caribbean beach shack.

GORILLA role detail:

  • Designed Havana Bar to client specification
  • 5 Gorilla personnel on site for 2 days of construction
  • Use of distressed and rusted corrugated iron sheeting to give haphazard, downbeat appearance.
  • Constructed using Cuplok scaffold system with layer beams & concrete ballast.

Timescales involved:Gorilla was given 3 weeks notice of the event. Gorilla test built the Havana Bar at Gorilla HQ, prior to the 2 day installation, and 1 day removal.

Result / Outcome: The bar was a successful and popular focus for festival-goers. Gorilla has been asked by Loudsound to recreate Havana Bar for the Barclaycard BST Festival 2016.

Event Barclaycard British Summer Time (BST) Festival Client Loudsound, Larmac Live Live Date 04-07-2016 Brand involved Barclaycard
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