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Using Scaffolding In The Entertainment Industry

Using Scaffolding In The Entertainment Industry

By on Apr 7, 2022 in Blog |

In recent blogs, we have touched on how you can use scaffolding in a variety of interesting and unique ways. From more conventional uses such as construction sites or domestic roof repairs; to the less well known industries such as in the film and television industry. The exciting world of scaffold erecting is a lot more diverse and complex than many at first realise. 

In one of our previous blogs; we have touched on how scaffold erecting and maintenance can be used in film and television. Following on nicely from this blog, we thought it would be a good idea to examine the usage of scaffolding in the entertainment business on the whole. 

For continuity reasons we will exclude ways scaffolding has been used in film and television so we do not risk sounding repetitive. 

So let’s take a look at how scaffolding has been used in the entertainment industry overall. 

Festivals 

We have recently touched on how plastic hoarding is used for festivals in the UK, however, it is not uncommon to see scaffolding littered around festivals. 

Most bigger festivals, whether it be for music or for food and drink, will require an element of construction. It is here that scaffolding is used to great effect. Scaffolding is often used to construct stages, even larger stalls and in the case of music festivals; they are used to uphold and suspend amplifiers. Many such constructions are often dubbed temporary structures. Their main requirements include being easy to move and of course being integrally safe which can only come with high quality scaffolding. 

Concerts

Following on nicely regarding the use of scaffolding at festivals, scaffolding is often used at concerts and, of course; music festivals. 

Scaffolding’s use at music festivals is often related to: safety measures, the previously mentioned amplifier suspension or lighting practicality. As far as lighting is concerned, scaffolding is erected so they can harness lights and provide the stage with effective lighting when it is showtime. Next time you are watching or attending a live concert, be sure to keep your eyes peeled for a scaffolding expertly showcases the lights show. 

Sport Broadcasting 

Sport broadcasting is one of the most lucrative businesses in the UK entertainment industry. Due to the nature of the industry, that being the fact that many games are held up and down the country on a weekly basis, as such; the overall broadcasting setup has to be incredibly mobile. 

Thankfully, scaffolding enables a lot of this mobility. The commentary or press boxes found at stadiums are often erected by or being held up by scaffolding. Thanks to the incredible diverse nature of scaffolding, audiences get expert coverage of hundreds of: football, rugby, cricket and many other sporting events around the world. 

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