GL events UK delivers expanded infrastructure for Hay Festival 2019


Hay Festival enjoyed another successful event last month, with GL events UK delivering increased infrastructure, contributing to another memorable visitor experience for the thousands of attendees that came to the festival.

This year, as the contract enters its 10th year, organisers of the festival took the decision to upgrade audience seating throughout the festival, to offer greater comfort for spectators. GL events was asked to deliver the infrastructure needed to achieve this, installing 5,000 of its own premium standard-tiered and flat-floor seats. This was on top of its existing infrastructure brief, which included the creation of the Hay Festival’s vast and diverse temporary event ‘village’.

Georgie Docker, production director at Hay Festival, said: “It’s been another really great event and we’re delighted with the festival’s growth, as well as the brilliant experience we’re delivering for our guests. GL events plays a large part in what we do and feedback on the latest layout, as well as the newly-upgraded seating product, were really positive.

“Putting together one of the world’s biggest sustainable arts festivals is incredibly rewarding and we’re delighted to have the support of some great people and companies. We’re already looking forward to 2020.”


Hay Festival is a leading festival of ideas, bringing readers and writers together to share stories in sustainable live events across the globe. This year’s UK event saw more than 600 award-winning writers, global policy-makers, pioneers, innovators, comedians and musicians take part.

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