Coronation Concert Case Study

The Coronation Concert held on Sunday 7th May and broadcast live on BBC One was the first event of its kind to take place against the stunning backdrop of Windsor Castle. Months in planning, Qdos was thrilled to support an amazing evening of entertainment that included performances from Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, Nicole Scherzinger and Take That.

Qdos deployed 135 units in total for both the production and delivery of the event and the live broadcast itself. There were production and accreditation cabins; ticket offices; male, female and accessible toilets for the 20,000 strong audience and storage containers. We also provided our 24’ and 32’ dressing rooms to the Artist Village that was created backstage, along with dedicated toilet facilities for the area. There was also a dedicated luxury vacuum toilet for the Royal Family and VIP guests.

Planning for the concert began in January and as you would expect with a project of this scale there were numerous challenges along the way. Not least the undulating ground at Windsor Castle and a 2.3km single track road that was the only access rout for deliveries and collections which made transport and siting cabins that bit more interesting. Accreditation was also a key consideration, everyone who needed access to the site had to undergo rigorous security checks. We were also mindful of the venue’s architecture and landscape. Requirements did change as the project progressed but with strong project management by our experienced Project Director, Terry Marsh and the support of our operations team, we were able to adapt to the changes and the client was thrilled within both the kit that we supplied and the service they received.