Organising a concert can be tough; you have to oversee a lot of details from concert stage rental, to ticketing, to organising venues. Even when everything’s set, the work doesn’t stop, because you also have to make sure that everyone is having a great time. It is important that both the artists performing and the audience enjoy the event otherwise, you’d have a hard time generating ticket sales the next time you produce an event.
For your concert or event to run smoothly it is imperative you understand what kind of gripes might arise during the event among the audience as well as the artists. This will help you create a contingency plan, as well as be prepared on how to avoid disasters. Here are some of the most common gripes you might have to deal with:
Use of mobile phones during the performances
People save up money to be able to enjoy live performances of their favorite artists and have a good time at a concert. Of course, they won’t have a happy experience if all throughout the night all they can see are mobile phone screens being shoved up in front of their faces! There’s nothing wrong with taking photos every now and then during the performances, but when people are filming the entire show, it becomes a problem.
You have to understand that this is one of the hardest problems to solve during concerts but it is not totally hopeless; you can take a few steps to avoid this from happening. First, distribute a program flyer that prohibits the use of mobile phones and tablets during the performances. You can also announce it on your website, blog and social media accounts.
At some of the live performances of famous acts like Bjork and Kate Bush, the artists themselves asked the audience to not use their camera phones and simply enjoy the music together. Although this hasn’t eliminated the use of camera phones altogether, it worked and people have less complaints.
The problem with ticket touting.
Ticket touting is one of the most annoying problems an event/concert organiser has to deal with. Touts are the people who buy large numbers of tickets as soon as they are released with the intention of reselling them later at much higher prices. The problem with this is that the people who really want to watch the concert may end up not going because of sold out tickets and limited budget, they may not be able to afford the prices from ticket touting.
If you want to eradicate ticket touting for your event, you might advise people to only purchase tickets from the official ticket store and state that you will require ID to match the name given when purchasing. You can also use official resale ticket sites where people can re-sell tickets at honest prices instead of being marked up. With this, you’d be able to fill your concert venue and fans won’t have to pay large amounts of money to have fun.
Maximising your stage rental fees is not just about how you can use the stage for your event, but also how you can have a successful event overall. Thus, it is important that you make sure the audience and concert attendees are all happy and will have an unforgettable concert experience. If you need an efficient way to rent stages for an upcoming event, UK Festival Stage Hire is your friend. Check out the different specs we offer and then talk to us about your production needs. Our experienced team can work with you to match your budget.