Outdoor festivals often take place in remote locations, as a large area of open space is required to set up the various amenities required for food and music festivals. However, remote locations often come with their own set of challenges that event organisers and suppliers need to bridge, like difficult access to roads and uneven terrain. From a cover perspective, some tents are much easier (and cost effective) to transport and rig than others.
Traditional marquees, for example, are heavy and bulky when folded up, and take more resources to transport and rig. Stretch tents (or bedouin tents, as they’re called in some parts of the world) are much lighter and compact when folded up, making them more cost-effective to transport and rig. A large stretch tent, for example, which can occupy up to 200 people in a cocktail setup, weighs only 284kg, and measures in at 100 x 100 x 120cm when packed up.
Together with the rigging equipment (+-200kg), the combined weight is just under 500kg, which a standard van is able to transport comfortably. Not only are transport costs significantly reduced with stretch tents, but the costs associated with setup and breakdown up are much less compared to traditional marquees. A large stretch tent will take four riggers only 2.5 hours to rig.
The modular nature of stretch tents is one of the main reasons why they make the perfect festival tent. Stretch tents give event organisers have the ability to combine different colours and sizes in order to promote different activities and functions.
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