Festival No6 2018

Festival N06

Once again I have the pleasure of supplying balloons for the prestigious Festival N06 which is set in the tranquil location of Portmerion in the Snowdonian National Park in North Wales.

I’ve being suppling balloons for this doing this Festival for a number of years now but sadly this is the last Festival No6 for the foreseeable future

The Brief

My client also gives me all the Rewind Festivals and several other jobs throughout the year so when the call comes in I know it’s genuine and it has to happen. In previous years, I have supplied the balloons for the Lake which was sponsored by Virgin Trains but this year it all changed and I was given the main marquee.

All they wanted was giant balloons to hang within the truss. The only info I had was that the truss was 18m in diameter and would be flown at 14m above the ground. Originally a cherry picker was to be used to get the balloons up into the ceiling but after conversation with the ground team it was decided to put the truss on chains and motors making my life much easier.

My chosen crew for this job were Mike Harris and Stuart Davies. I’ve worked with them both on several jobs and I trust them and I know should anything happen they will pull out all the stop and the show will go on and their business ethics is second to none an with this I allow them full contact and open conversation with my client at all times.

My first job was to supply a visual of a circular truss inside a round circus tent. Google here I come.

No bad for a fist picture

Not bad for a first picture, just need to add balloons

Bingo, balloons added

Bingo, balloons added

We arrived on site at 8.30am on the 6th September, made contact with my client. Off loaded the van and set up camp. The truss was already at ground position so without any delay we added the rigging lines.

Truss at ground level.

Truss at ground level.

 

Rigging lines added. 150lb dacron line

Rigging lines added. 150lb Dacron line

Balloons being inflated and placed inside the truss and attached to the drop lines

Balloons being inflated and placed inside the truss and attached to the drop lines

Once all the balloons were added the truss went up so we could get a better visual of our work. Adjustments were made several times over the next hour

Once all the balloons were added the truss went up so we could get a better visual of our work. Adjustments were made several times over the next hour.

A BIG job made very easy with the right crew

A BIG job made very easy with the right crew

Once we were happy with the overall effect we asked my client to come down and sign off the job so we could all go home.

Once signed off they added the lighting and it came to life

Festival No6, I’m going to miss you.

Add a little bit of lighting and WOW

Add a little bit of lighting and WOW