Will A Portable Concert Stage Be Big Enough?
If you’re planning a one-time music performance in a remote location, a portable concert stage mounted on a trailer could be an excellent choice for you.
Trailer-mounted mobile stages are popular because they’re easy to transport and set up. Their size can also be customised to suit any event. The set-up time for some portable stages even takes less than an hour, so it’s a stress-free experience for event planners running a tight schedule!
In this blog, we’ll share the three essential steps to choosing the right size and type of portable concert stage:
- Do a site audit
- Estimate the number of performers
- Know the recommended load capacity
3 Steps to Choosing The Right Portable Concert Stage
Assess Your Venue
Assessing your venue at least a few months before the actual event means that you can ascertain a few important facts well in advance. Aside from knowing if a portable concert stage will fit, a thorough assessment lets you know if the venue has enough space for the crowd and equipment, and gives you the tools and knowledge to create a tailored plan for the stage and the event in general.
You can ensure you choose the right size stage for your event by assessing your venue and consulting with a professional for assistance.
Asking a professional for advice will help you mitigate the risks of choosing the wrong stage. If you choose a stage that’s too big, the venue will look cramped; too small and your performers won’t have enough space to impress the crowd. It could even lead to health and safety risks, such as accidental falls!
If you’re planning a concert in Queensland, the state government has a handy safety checklist for outdoor events. This includes a thorough inspection of gas installations.
Consider The Number of Performers
The number of performers or the amount of space they require will affect your choice for a portable concert stage. For group acts such as dance performances or a rock band, a six-metre wide stage is a good starting point. You can even add a catwalk and stage risers for song-and-dance performers or fashion shows.
Customisable heights are a distinct advantage of portable stages. The flexibility comes in making sure that the platform matches the venue’s layout.
In other words, the right height ensures that the audience will still see the performers from any angle. While the stage is the centrepiece of any event, the performers are the stars of the show.
The number of performers also matters because it will determine the right load capacity of a stage.
Choose A Stage With A High Load Capacity
A portable concert stage with a high load capacity ensures the platform’s security. Stage load capacity is measured in kilograms per square metre, with the recommended load capacity for temporary structures being approximately 750kg per square metre.
An outdoor stage should be assessed to make sure it’s suitable for the function’s specific purpose. Aside from portable stages, tents or marquees are also considered temporary structures during an outdoor event.
A staging professional will be able to engineer the load capacity of the stage to provide balanced support on uneven surfaces, like turf or parkland.
The same concept applies to the installation of crowd barriers. An event’s security plan should include barricades to manage foot traffic efficiently and prevent the crowd from swarming the stage, or entering staff only areas.
If you’re looking for the right crowd barriers, we recommend the Framelock brand.
Plan Ahead And Choose A Professional To Help You
A portable concert stage can cater for most events, but consulting with a stage hire professional will help to make sure you’ve got the right type and size of stage for your event. An experienced professional knows the perfect staging solution and the right equipment to accompany it.
Festival Hire Services has offered unique choices for mobile stages in the last 40+ years. We cater to any kind of event in South East Queensland and northern New South Wales.
Want to know more about modular stages? Contact us today to know more about the specifications of our portable concert stages.