Essential Equipment For a Successful Outdoor Event

Event Equipment HirePlanning an outdoor event can seem like an overwhelming task, even for the most experienced organisers. From arranging live performances to food vendors and immersive activities, there is a lot to take into consideration. To ensure a memorable outdoor event, organisers must carefully consider the equipment needed that will help make everything a little bit easier. 

In this blog, we will provide you with some insight into the equipment often sought after as well as the essential equipment for a successful outdoor event.

Outdoor festivals are unforgettable experiences that bring communities together. Whether it’s a music festival, a food festival or a county show, a multitude of equipment is required to facilitate a seamless event for you and your attendees. Hiring equipment allows organisers to have access to a wide range of useful tools without the burden of long-term ownership. 

Utility Vehicles

Utility vehicles play a vital role in the operations of an outdoor event. These versatile vehicles can be hired to assist you with the transportation of personnel and equipment. They are a must-have for any large-scale festival-style event. We offer a range of vehicles, so you can select the option that best suits both your budget and event. 


Telehandlers are valuable equipment. Offering versatility in handling heavy loads and reaching elevated areas, these mighty machines combine the functional abilities of a forklift with a crane. Making them an ideal choice for transporting heavy stage equipment or fitting elevated lighting fixtures. With various attachments, their capabilities can be adapted to suit your needs.  

Boom Lifts

Boom lifts are an essential piece of equipment that makes accessing elevated points a breeze. Designed to reach usually hard-to-reach areas, the boom lift features an extendable boom that can be maneuvered to access specific heights and positions. Working at height comes with inherent risks. Our boom lifts are all fitted with a range of safety features such as anchor points and non-slip platforms to mitigate the risks. 

Scissor Lifts

Scissor lifts are great for outdoor festivals, providing a stable elevated platform for personnel. We hire scissor lifts from 6m to 10m, allowing reach for stages, signage or lighting fixtures with ease. Our scissor lifts are compact and manoeuvrable, making them ideal for work in crowded events, where space might be limited. 

Event Lighting

Event lighting is arguably the most crucial part of creating a captivating and immersive experience for your attendees at an outdoor festival. Whilst we don’t offer hire of the flashing, strobe or coloured event lights themselves, we do provide tower lighting options that are designed to illuminate festival grounds, stages and other key areas, where needed. 

Crowd Control

Crowd control is a crucial aspect of managing outdoor events and festivals. They ensure the safety and smooth flow of attendees when entering and within your event. To effectively manage crowds, you need to take into consideration equipment such as cable ramps, site fencing and pedestrian barriers. These crowd control solutions play a vital role in maintaining order, directing attendees and protecting the facilities themselves. 


Generators are an essential component when it comes to providing power to an outdoor event. We stock a range of reliable generators that ensure that all equipment, lighting, sound systems and other festival necessities can function smoothly. Generators come in a variety of sizes and capacities to accommodate the necessary output. While generators will provide the primary source of power, it is essential you have a backup source should something fail. If you have any questions about the best solution for your event size, feel free to get in touch and we can discuss your needs. 

Welfare Equipment

It is critical you ensure the welfare of your attendees with access to clean and functional welfare facilities, such as toilets and hand wash stations. Site toilets are a fundamental element, offering attendees a private and hygienic space to carry out their sanitary needs. A hand wash station is vital for the health and well-being of your attendees. These should be located nearby the toilet sites and food areas.

Scaffold Towers

Scaffold towers offer a safe and sturdy platform which is key for tasks such as stage construction, lighting setup, sound system installation, and general maintenance throughout the event. An elevated work platform will allow professionals to perform their tasks with maximum efficiency. With the correct knowledge, scaffold towers are easy to assemble and disassemble, making them a convenient choice for events where quick setup and takedown are required. 

Material Lifts

Material lifts play a vital role in outdoor events as they provide a secure and efficient method to lift and transport heavy equipment. These lifts are designed to handle all the heavy lifting, allowing your team to construct stages, install equipment or move supplies at a much more efficient yet safe rate. Streamline your operations and enhance the productivity of the setup and dismantling process with a material lift. 

Outdoor Event Equipment Hire

If you're looking to streamline your event and improve the overall experience of a festival or show then look at incorporating some of the options we have discussed in this blog. From the setup and dismantling of the event to the safety of your attendees and staff, we have a solution for everything. Save time, effort and money by hiring all the equipment you need for a successful outdoor event.

If you have any concerns about what pieces would suit your event feel free to get in touch with the team. Simply send us an email to or request a quote for your event. Our equipment is available for hire across Farnham, Farnborough, Basingstoke, Guildford, Reading, Maidstone, Horsham, Southampton, Airdrie, Chelmsford. Covering Hampshire, Surrey, Berkshire, Sussex, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Kent, London, Lanarkshire and more.

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