The Versatility Of Pop Up Workshop Tents For Outdoor Events
Late spring through to early autumn is a huge time for outdoor events, and almost every major festival and outdoor event will run at some point in this relatively small and often hectic window.
Because of how quick the turnover is between different events, and how most music festivals take place on temporary grounds such as farmland and race circuits, almost everything from attendee tents to the stages themselves will be designed to be deployed and removed quickly and without much of a trace.
A lot of businesses tour many of these events, especially hospitality companies supporting music festivals, and many of these small businesses are mindful that a portable workshop is not only desired to function and operate at these outdoor events but is an outright necessity.
To explore and explain why, we are going to look at a few potential use cases specifically seen in the festival industry, and how an industrial pop-up workshop would work for them.
Why Do Festivals Use Tents In The First Place?
When thinking about the logistics of a music festival, a common question is why festivals opt for tents in the first place as opposed to other forms of temporary shelter such as shipping containers or prefabricated metal buildings.
Part of the reason is a matter of tradition; it is, after all, difficult to conceive of a festival that did not consist of a series of modular stages and is surrounded by thousands of small individual tents, but there is a more practical element to it.
A lot of festivals take place on grassy fields, and a constant concern is the effect that heavy structures could have on the quality of the grass, particularly if it is not land that is dedicated to holding events year-round.
A tent is light, only puts minimal overall pressure on the soil and can be removed whilst leaving only a minimal trace of its existence, typically in the form of holes for the pegs and bolts used to secure it in place.
As well as this, they tend to be affordable, robust and easy to repair, which means that even with competition from heavier-duty competitors, industrial tents are still often the first-line solution for temporary structures.
One of the most common jokes about festivals, particularly in Great Britain, is that there is almost an inevitability that at some point it will rain.
Because of this, waterproofing is a requirement, and the most efficient way to develop an alternative stage with the intention of hosting a relatively small number of people is a large, industrial tent.
This also has the added acoustic benefit of dampening the often loud music outside and allowing attendees to focus on the show they are watching.
Some festivals use bespoke secondary or even tertiary stages, but given how many events take place at once, this is a quick way to set one up.
Alternatively, the same principle can be used for dining and gathering halls, where groups of people or merchants can talk to each other, work on particular projects or even host meetings and events.