Event Safety: Our number one concern

Event Safety: Our number one concern

We all love festivals and events, and 99.9% of the time they go off without a hitch. But recently Mixmag reported on Glastonbury facing criticism over stage overcrowding.

According to the magazine, they are facing accusations of crowd mismanagement from attendees, amid reports of “overcrowding” at its stages across this year’s festival.

It is reported that Charli XCX, Avril Lavigne, Sugerbabes and Bicep performances experienced crowd trouble of different sorts throughout the weekend.

Glastonbury organisers said the festival maintains a “dynamic crowd management plan” that works with authorities to put in place measures “in anticipation of and in response to crowd movements.”

“Our plans include close monitoring and the ability to pause and stop artists where appropriate, as was the case for BICEP’s set at IICON, where a swift show-stop was managed effectively,” the statement continues.

“Major artists wanting to perform at smaller stages with limited capacities is part of the magic of Glastonbury. This can mean some fans will be disappointed, but our crowd management plan always puts safety first.”

It’s a timely reminder that safety is paramount when putting on events and production projects. Icon Events are proud of their safety record and safety procedures when it comes to our clients.

We take a no nonsense approach including full health and safety assessments, making sure our staff use correct PPE and we don’t ever do anything that would put our customers, clients or staff in danger.

If you’re looking for a national leading, safety conscious, fantastic event production company. Icon Events have got your back. 

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