Case Study | Brighton Pride
       
     
All Change!
       
     
A Team
       
     
Knowledge is Power
       
     
Red Thread
       
     
Different Strokes
       
     
Responsibilities
       
     
Case Study | Brighton Pride
       
     
Case Study | Brighton Pride

Since 2012 Wilde Ones has managed all production of Brighton Pride on Preston Park.

The last six years have seen many changes, and as the event grows so do the production values at the UK's biggest and most renowned Pride event.

Wilde Ones feel a major connection with such a worthwhile event and are proud to be involved in the festival's development.

Photo: © Haze Photography


All Change!
       
     
All Change!

2018 saw a larger site size, an extra show day and a couple internationally renowned icons - Britney Spears and Nile Rodgers. The stakes were well and truly raised.

In light of the popularity and calibre of the headline acts, Wilde Ones quickly began the process of a complete overhaul of the site layout to cater for the expected sell-out crowds.

Every detail of the planning process now had to be scrutinised in light of the increased crowds, production requirement and event site footprint.

Photo: © Haze Photography


A Team
       
     
A Team

A plan is only as strong as the team delivering it, fortunately Wilde Ones is blessed with some truly exceptional event professionals.

With the event site growing (along with the additional production requirement from Ms Spears) it was clear that we needed a water-tight group.

Detailed advance communication paired with great spirit and coordination on site gave the framework for the best Pride to date.

The plan was delivered to an incredibly high standard setting a benchmark for future years.

A top job from a top team!

Photo: © Haze Photography

Knowledge is Power
       
     
Knowledge is Power

Planning meetings are long, arduous affairs but working with specialists who understand the event - and our attention to detail - help reduce the stress on site.

The Powerline have added stability to a crucial part of the production operation since 2015. The team is responsive and knowledgeable and their equipment is rugged - with extras always on the wagon.

Picking the right suppliers and trusting them with the plan is crucial to our site management culture.

Photo: © Haze Photography

Red Thread
       
     
Red Thread

With a technicolour event on our hands, Wilde Ones sought new ways to put Pride into every element of the production.

With increased media attention and additional VIP viewing area required, Wilde Ones had to come up with an on-brand solution.

Rainbow roofed ‘box seat booths’ for Britney-crazed VIPs gave the perfect platform to watch the show.

Photo: © Haze Photography

Different Strokes
       
     
Different Strokes

One of Brighton Pride's major stages is the Dance Tent which has hosted DJs from Fatboy Slim to DJ Fresh to David Morales.

Tents present different propositions to the lighting designer and the additional attention to detail expected create some head-scratching moments in planning meetings.

Supporting our specialists on site is a major motivator and making sure that each team has what it needs is crucial for the show.

Photo: © Haze Photography

Responsibilities
       
     
Responsibilities

• Site and Event Production
• Budget Management
• Site & Stage Design
• CAD Drawings
• Onsite Branding Management
• Production Schedules
• Onsite Signage Planning and Management
• Client & Content Management Liaison
• Continuous liaison with infrastructure and AV contractors
• Contracting local crew, staff and contractors