EFS Europe Works with Cuffe and Taylor on Neil Diamond Blackpool Concert
Posted: Thu, 15 Oct 2015 09:25
Fast becoming one of the UK's foremost premium outdoor event organisers, Cuffe & Taylor once again called on the services of EFS Europe for Neil Diamond's live concert at Blackpool's Bloomfield Road stadium earlier this summer.
The event was the second major outdoor concert to be staged at the seaside venue, following Cuffe & Taylor's huge success in bringing Rod Stewart to the stadium in summer 2014.
With the concert taking place just a few weeks before the start of the new football season, EFS Europe was tasked with protecting the playing surface using 7,500m2 of its specialist Temp-A-Path™ product.
Installed by hand in just eight hours, the lightweight Temp-A-Path™ product featured small holes that allowed air and water to penetrate into the ground below, helping to maintain the standard of the natural turf beneath it. 15,000 temporary chairs were then placed on top of the surface.
In addition to the Temp-A-Path™, EFS Europe also installed 1,300m2 of Armadeck 3 surfacing, which was specifically used to cover the ground beneath the main stage. The Armadeck 3 was the first element to be installed in order to allow the main stage supplier Star Events the required build time. So as to minimise the length of time that the pitch was covered, EFS Europe returned to the ground 2 days later to install the remaining surfacing.
Following the event, the Temp-A-Path™ was removed just 14 after doors had closed, with the temporary seating first having to be de-rigged. The Armadeck 3 was the last element to be uplifted following the de-construction of the main stage.
In total, 19 crew worked on the event for EFS Europe.
EFS Europe MD Jeremy Simpson commented on the project saying:
"As the pictures show, the stadium looked fantastic. Our team quickly and efficiently installed the Temp-A-Path™, ensuring that the organisers had ample time to set up the rest of the event infrastructure. We were delighted with the way our products performed, and the quality of the pitch after it was removed speaks volumes."