T in the park is one of the biggest jobs on our calendar and usually brings with it a whole host of varied challenges, that’s what makes it one of the most exciting jobs that we do.
This year was no exception.
With T being spread across such a vast area including 5 different bar locations the main challenges for the voodoo team was getting the right equipment to the right bars and sterilised in time for when the beer arrives the day before the gates open.
The team this year was lead by wizard in chief, Reece, who oversaw the planning and logistical challenges that faced the team through a challenging 4 day set up. The team itself was a carefully selected blend of experience and enthusiasm that included voodoo veteran Dan, experienced technicians flash and cupcake along with newcomer Ross, who is still learning the ropes.
The set up itself was not without it’s difficulties. At such a large festival, there are a multitude of different teams all working to different priorities and timescales, without clear communication and the respect that the Voodoo team has earned over the last 20 years, the job could have been made a lot harder.
The team had initially lost a day due to the beer tents not being ready, when this happens there is little that the team can do to prepare the instal other than work on other areas that are not being held up. It’s easy to lose focus when these things happens but the team remained calm and Reece found other areas that the team could make up ground on, thus reducing the lost time as much as possible.
Over the course of the next 3 days it was BAU for the team as the instal and sterilisation went according to plan. All 5 bars were installed, sterilised and ready for beer.
We work hard throughout the winter months to ensure all of our equipment is working to its maximum output thus reducing the chance of any technical faults during the shows. T was no exception and passed without any issues whatsoever.
All in all T in the Park was an excellent 3 days, Arctic Monkeys closed the festival on Sunday evening to rapturous applause while the team worked through the night to get ready for the next show!
Next stop, Dublin!