Over The Moon Events


Over the past few years we have helped numerous clients put on their own festival style events.  Often over a weekend these weddings and parties, used flags, musicians, outdoor lighting, performers and the tents familiar to UK festival goers. Indeed many of these clients were festival goers wanting to put their own version of a festival on using their own or hired land.

As part of our new package of websites due in 2010, we decided to launch a site that specifically tailors pictures of these festival events for people interested in doing “My Very Own Festival”.  Over The Moon Tents have worked at all the premier UK music festivals and have lots of experiences , as well as the tents seen at these festivals, to offer clients.  My Very Own Festival’s service is provided by a group of artists, companies and festival folk to provide a range of services and not just tents.

MyVeryOwnFestival.com

The night time is ascendant at the moment and the days are short.  We have still been out and about. We did a lovely party down in Somerset for a 40th Birthday / Halloween celebration.  The band ‘The Mad Cows’, a Glastonbury Festival favourite, wowed the crowd with their great feel good music. The interaction with the crowd , which included an improvised start to the set with a song using a throwaway comment from one of the audience, was a joy to hear. Well worth seeing or booking for a gig.

Bonfire night saw us in the Cotswolds in the scenic environs of Stow On The Wold. We provided a yurt , a disco, laser lighting and glamping for a group of 12-13 year olds celebrating a birthday.

Over The Moon Events provided tents, lighting, decor, DJ’s and sound systems for the Summer Ball at the Oxford Union. It was a prestigious event to be involved in as the Union has been the place where weekly debates are held and many famous UK and foreign politicians have learnt the art of debate. More info on the Oxford Union at Wikipedia

The black Intent's peeps out from the Oxford Union's courtyard

The black Intent's peeps out from the Oxford Union's courtyard

The events theme was the Garden of Eden and there was a choice of modern and old, black and white, tribal and urban tents with the courtyard filled with tipi’s, a yurt and a lovely black Intent.

 

The Yurt and Tipi's made a nice chill out space overlooked by the Oxford Union building.

The Yurt and Tipi's made a nice chill out space overlooked by the Oxford Union building.

 

 

It was the first booking we had for the black Intent and wasn’t she a beauty. This is a tent that cries out for a dancefloor, club type event inside.

The Black Intent makes her presence felt

The Black Intent makes her presence felt

Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis has publicly supported Glade Festival in an open letter today. By supporting his festival’s successful export, the letter also gives the community of smaller UK festivals a boost.

Glastonbury is without doubt the undisputed star of the British festival landscape, and the creative inspiration for a plethora of other successful festival organisers. It is also the mothership that has provided hundreds of thousands of people with their first festival experience.

Michael Eavis’ letter read: “About ten years ago I persuaded Luke Piper, Glade Festival Director, to run a new area at Worthy Farm called ‘The Glade’. ‘Why the glade’ Luke said – ‘sounds like a perfume’ – ‘an opening in the woods’ I said—‘a perfect venue’. And so it was. So successful was The Glade, he asked to borrow the concept for a site in Newbury which worked too.

“Now, after a good few years the site has moved from Newbury to Winchester, a beautiful farm in a natural amphitheatre with lots more room – better access, and a lot less people living close by.

“The Glade Festival has lots of Glastonbury connections with thrills and feelings not dissimilar to our own, including programming and atmosphere that has form and reputation.

“If you couldn’t get a ticket for our show here at Glastonbury, thank you very much for trying, but would you mind me suggesting that you give Glade Festival a try? I don’t think you’ll regret it!”

OverTheMoonTents will be at both Glastonbury and Glade Festivals this coming summer. We will be providing an Orange 15x13m Intent for the Rabbit Hole area at both festivals. We are stoked up to be at both these great music festivals. Our DJ’s and lighting engineer will also be playing at both events. Come and say hello if you are there.

Our Orange Intent is  excited to be able to welcome party people into her curvy embrace at Glastonbury and Glade this summer.

Our Orange Intent is excited to be able to welcome party people into her curvy embrace at Glastonbury and Glade this summer.

This week Over The Moon Tents have been going through all their electrical items and inspecting them as part of the annual PAT testing checks.

Contrary to popular belief, there is no legal requirement to have the electrical equipment in the workplace PAT Tested. However it is indeed a legal requirement that such electrical equipment, and in particular the items being used in the workplace are, in simple terms, ‘safe, well-maintained and suitable for the purpose for which it is being used’ – at all times. It is not the inspection and testing that is the legal requirement, but the fact that the electrical equipment, at all times, must be ‘safe, well-maintained and suitable for the purpose for which it is being used’

The way to do determine whether electrical equipment is safe, well-maintained and suitable for the purpose for which it is being used (the legal requirement), is if it is routinely, formally visually-inspected and instrument-tested (‘PAT Tested’). Therefore, PAT Testing is implicit in the need to ensure that such equipment, at the time of inspection and testing at least, is indeed ‘safe, well-maintained and suitable for the purpose for which it is being used’

Over The Moon Tents also uses the annual inspection as a time to do a full inventory of all equipment and as part of pre-season checks to ensure everything is ready to peform well in the summer ahead.

 

Over The Moon PAT Tester Feb 2009

Over The Moon PAT Tester Feb 2009

It seems that people are increasingly opting for winter weddings.  Information from some venues we work with and our experiences show that winter is much more popular these days. Perhaps with the summers we’ve been having , which can be as bad as winter rainfall, people feel winter is just as good an option.  We are working on an outdoor wedding this coming 31st December, an apt time of the year as we ring the changes.

A winter wedding can tap into the cosy warming atmosphere of a gathering.  Getting together and being festive is a theme of the season. Reds, greens and warm colours are the seasonal hues and can be utilised in the decor of the event.  Tents can be made warm and cosy with the right heating and once a party is in full swing it creates much of its own heat.

We have uploaded a 7 minute video showing various events with bands, DJs and the lighting shows.  The film shows performances inside Intents.  We can provide a tailored music and lighting service for client’s events.

 

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