The V Festival, now in its 21st year, was held over the weekend of 20th August, with A-list headliners including Rihanna, Justin Bieber and David Guetta ensuring a sell-out event.
Chelmsford City Council, which oversees safety and logistics for the annual mega event, contacted Brentwood to set up a two way radio system for staff working at the event. We were delighted to share our expertise and help make sure the show could go on.
As with any event the size of V Fest, keeping everybody safe and secure is a primary concern for organisers. But coordinating large teams of personnel across a site the size of Hylands Park, and making sure everyone can stay in touch with one another can be a major headache. Throw in the loud music pumping out across multiple stages, and the fact that the party runs until well after dark, and good radio communication becomes vital.
Brentwood’s expertise in supplying radio technology to events the size of V Fest has come from years of experience, so we knew exactly how much the organisers were relying on a reliable, robust system.
We recommended the Motorola DP2400 radio handset for V Festival, the best in class model of its type. Several features of the DP2400 make it ideal for use at large outdoor events like rock and pop festivals. Its design and manufacture are robust and durable, perfect for the rough and tumble of outdoor use, and it is also waterproof – good to know for when the wellies need to come out. It boasts superb audio quality combined with intelligent audio monitoring, meaning it will automatically adjust the volume depending on background noise. That means call quality is always optimised even when there is a band blaring at its loudest in the background.
We also supplied 2 Wire Acoustic Tube and D-Shape earpieces for the event, again to make sure users could hear calls even in the midst of a gig. D-shape earpieces sit securely in place even when users are on the move, while 2 Wire Tube earpieces also include a microphone which can be clipped to a shirt or lapel, allowing for hands-free use. All handsets came with soft leather carry cases with belt clips and shoulder straps, both offering protection against the elements and easy carry options for hands-free use.
Whatever the size of your event, Brentwood has over 40 years’ experience providing bespoke two way radio system solutions. Give us a call on 01245 403520 to find out more.