How Long Do Concert Stages Take To Build?
It takes a maximum of 7 hours to set up one of our larger concert stages and just 1 hour for our smallest.
Our professional crew ensures we’re able to set up our concert stages more quickly. It’s also worth noting that efficiently disassembling a stage is just as important.
In this blog, we’ll talk about how the following elements influence the set-up time for concert stages:
- The chosen venue
- Number of people for stage set-up
- Health and safety measures
Factors Affecting Set-up Time For Concert Stages
Indoor Or Outdoor Location?
It’s possible for concert stages to be built in an indoor location faster than building one in an outdoor venue. You won’t need to think about certain equipment in an indoor location e.g. a stage with a roof.
This shortens the necessary time to set up a concert stage for hire. You’ll also need less equipment when you choose an indoor venue. For example, outdoor concerts require multiple speakers placed in strategic areas.
You’ll still need to install speakers in an indoor location, however you won’t have to worry too much about the quality of sound being disturbed by outdoor factors such as traffic, sirens, and aeroplanes.
Whether you choose an indoor or outdoor venue, the stage should be set up where the noise from a crowd won’t affect the performance. In other words, performers should still hear themselves while playing onstage.
Will you also need crowd barriers to secure the stage area? We use the Framelock brand for faster set-up and disassembly of a concert stage for hire.
Crew Or Manpower Size
How many people are going to set up the stage? It can take 30+ people to equip concert stages with screens, lights, and smoke machines among other features.
One such detail that can also take more time to set up, is the technology side of things. For example, at U2’s 360° Tour from 2009 to 2011 the crew took eight hours just to set up the screen. It’s one of the reasons why the production crew had 137 people.
Whether or not a stage has elaborate features, it may still take more time to set up for a smaller crew. When the size requirements for a stage become bigger, you can expect a longer set-up time.
The number of performers will also be a factor for building a concert stage for hire.
Are there going to be backup dancers for the performance? We recommend a 10m x 8m stage for larger productions.
Health And Safety Protocols
The Work Health and Safety Act 2011 requires employers and businesses to have a risk management plan in any work situation.
This includes an assessment of potential hazards and causes of injuries, whether for workers or the general public.
These risks can be related to the weather such as heatwaves and rain, which are a bigger risk when building outdoor concert stages.
Professional stage hire companies consider the impact of these challenges. The size of a planned stage, including the set-up of crowd barriers, will often cause a longer set-up time.
While there are risks to prepare for, a reputable service will help you mitigate them by following industry guidelines.
Live Performance Australia (LPA) issued several recommendations for safely building and designing concert stages.
The guidelines are particularly relevant to concerts because of their popularity among Australians. In 2017, for instance, an LPA report showed that 23+ million Australians attended concerts.
We Upstage The Rest
Whether you need big or small concert stages, Festival Hire Services can build them on-time and in strict compliance with current regulations.
Our ISO 9001-certified equipment is one reason why we stand out from our competitors, aside from being in the business for 40+ years.
Interested to know more? Please request a free quote to find out the best customised stage set-up for your business.