Towersey Festival expands production team to prepare for 2022 site move and extensive growth plans
UK – The Towersey Festival will celebrate its 58th edition at the beautiful new location of Claydon Estate, Buckinghamshire, over the August bank holiday weekend, headlined by BRIT award-winning singer-songwriter Tom Odell and Ivor Novello.
After a two-year hiatus, Towersey Festival, the UK’s oldest independent festival, returns with its biggest lineup yet with Del Amitri Kate Rusby Turin Brakes, Anaïs Mitchell and Bill Bailey among the talents booked for 2022.
As the festival prepares for a period of strong growth, the promoters have strengthened the stage production and event management team by bringing in technical and creative event specialist One Big Star and event production pioneers Engine Number 4.
One Big Star, Towersey’s supplier for several years, will take over full stage production in 2022. Based in Newark, One Big Star has many years of experience in the live event industry and this decision is one of them. which has been under discussion for some time.
Festival Director Joe Heap said: “We’ve worked with Chris and Steve of One Big Star for a number of years now and they really understand the whole Towersey family ethos. We are one team when it comes to producing this event and as such we all care about each other and work as one. One Big Star is a family business, like us, so they’re perfect.
“It’s a decision we’ve wanted for some time. A way to streamline and unify the stages, and the right way forward as the festival looks to grow over the next few years.
Engine No 4 will support site operation and site operations for the live event. Experts in their field, they produce and manage some of the UK’s most popular shows including Kendal Calling, Lost Village, Parklife, BlueDot and many more.
Project manager Jim Gee said: “We feel very privileged to be invited into the Towersey family at this pivotal time in their long history, and we look forward to working with the team to help secure a future. solid and prosperous for the festival.”
“We’re thrilled to have these guys working with us,” Joe said. “We have needed a partnership in this area for some time to move the festival forward and give the Towersey team more room to create and lead the direction of this celebrated event. And we couldn’t ask for more experienced and trustworthy people.
One Big Star and Engine No. 4’s expertise in production and event management will enable Towersey to move forward with ambitious growth plans for the festival. Later this year, the company will embark on a venture capital raise with a focus on sustainability and the hugely successful festival for another 50 years.