VE Day Concert and Parade – Case Study

Qdos Event Hire supplied more than 20 of their 24’ x 9’ cabins to Live Nation and H-Power for this weekend’s VE Day concert and parade held to mark the 70th anniversary of VE Day. 16 cabins formed Live Nation’s production compound and included offices, stores and artist dressing rooms. An additional two cabins were used by the BBC, with a further four situated along The Mall in the VIP, guest and dignitary hospitality area. The cabins were provided in a combination of open plan and our unique 50/50 split dressing rooms.

Terry Marsh, Qdos Event Hire’s project director oversaw the installation, drawing on his own previous experience of working at Horse Guards Parade. He commented: “It is always logistically challenging installing large pieces of kit in a landmark venue, we go to great lengths to ensure that there is no damage to the trees and parkland and obviously security on site is always high. We have worked on a number of events both here and Buckingham Palace so we’re well equipped to deal with any issues that may arise.”

James Thomas, Qdos Event Hire’s commercial director added: “Although we have worked for H-Power on a number of occasions this is the first time that we have supported Live Nation with one of their events. We provided cabins for the Longines Global Championship that were held at Horse Guards Parade last September and I believe our knowledge and experience of the site, coupled with the right product, made us a perfect fit for this event.”