An Experiment In Small Festival Stage Rental
In 2006 Lee Denny started his own festival. Over ten years later Lee Fest is attended by thousands of people each year. How did one teenager create one of the most anticipated events of the summer?
It all began with a small stage in his back garden. Before leaving for holiday his parents categorically banned any house parties, and like any self-sufficient 16 year old, Lee found the loophole. His friend said, “Technically if we did a festival and we did it in your garden, it’s not in your house and it’s not a party…” Can’t fault that logic, can you?
The next year Lee put on another festival, this time with over 300 attendees. The garden got utterly trashed and they were soon banned from holding any more “parties” indoor or outdoor.
Many would have taken the hint and found something else to do with their summer, but Lee and his friend saw this as an excuse to really focus on throwing the ultimate summer experience. Their dedication and enthusiasm resulted them in pulling off something epic. They undertook all the artist recruitment, booking, toilet hire and camping organisation themselves and curated an eclectic mix of acts which now include music, poetry and film.
This year the festival is themed to Neverland and features mermaids, lost boys, hot tubs and luxury camping. Not your average music festival! Headliners include Jake Bugg, Annie Mac & Kate Tempest. Not bad for a DIY festival, eh?
So if you’ve been inspired by LeeFest, consider putting on your own summer event. All you need is small festival stage rental, some AV equipment and some serious commitment to throwing a party. You’ll need to consider everything from port-a-potties to public liability insurance. The best part? UK Festival Stage Hire are on hand to bring your dreams to life. We offer a range of stages to suit all budgets so whether you want to go large (or go home), our team can help you pick something manageable. They’re also industry experts, so if you’re completely new to event management, they’re on had to take care of everything. Recent events include working with the Apollo in Malia Greece, and the O2 Academy Brixton in London.
From the moment you call us, to lights out we help you throw the party of a lifetime! Call for a free quote today.