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Edinburgh Festival Fringe Beckons for Hawthorn (for the 27th Year)

Edinburgh Festival Fringe Beckons for Hawthorn (for the 27th Year)

UK – Creative technical production expert Hawthorn will make the trip north of the border once again as it prepares to support The Edinburgh Festival Fringe for the 27th time.

Working with new client, Assembly Festival – one of the Fringe’s largest venues – as well as continuing their collaboration with Paradise Green and New Town Theatre, the 2016 festival promises to be another exciting year.

The largest arts festival in the world, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016 will feature over 3,000 shows across more than 300 venues over the course of three weeks. Running from 5th - 29th August, Hawthorn is delighted to work with the Fringe once more and will this year provide equipment to Assembly Festival, Paradise Green and New Town Theatre. They will also be supplying equipment to a number of productions across the festival, including The Lady Boys of Bangkok, which the company has supported on the current UK tour and will be located in Edinburgh for the duration of the Fringe.

Hawthorn will be providing sound, lighting, video, rigging, staging and a whole range of other technical equipment, including recent investments, AVO Art 2020 dimmer racks, ETC Color Source and ION consoles, ETC Color Source Spots, Martin MAC Viper and Aura XB, purchased specifically to satisfy the demands of this internationally recognised event. They’re also doing something a little different and installing a cinema with 5.1 surround sound into one of the spaces.

The Hawthorn Hire team has decades of experience in working with large venues and consider it a privilege to call upon this resource as they’re invited to work with the teams at New Town Theatre and Paradise Green once again after collaborating with them both over recent years. Assembly Festival is a new partner for this years’ Festival; it is the events longest-running multi-venue operator and this year hosts acts such as Al Murray and Russell Howard among the many performances taking place across its 17 theatre spaces and eight destination bars.

Assembly Festival’s technical manager, Peter McCabe, commented: “There is always a risk in changing your technical supplier for such a large intensive build, however having been to see their head office in Old Dalby and being surprised at its scale and operational procedures, I am confident that we have made the right decision to contract Hawthorn as one of our technical partners.”

David Slater, Hawthorn’s head of hire, said: “Our Fringe participation has grown massively this year – after nearly three decades working with this iconic festival it’s still as exciting as ever to be asked to supply key venues with the equipment and service they need to put on a programme of excellent shows.

“Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016 is a key event for the industry and there is a fantastic atmosphere in the city as established and emerging talent deliver a diverse range of events.”

In picture: Lady Boys of Bangkok – Just one of a number of productions at the festival which will be using Hawthorn kit

6th July 2016

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