Award-winning Neptunus all set for 2017 National Eisteddfod of Wales
The National Eisteddfod of Wales will be staged in Anglesey this summer with Neptunus again building the festival site with its award-winning state-of-the-art performance theatre taking centre stage.
Temporary structure specialist Neptunus won the award for Best Temporary Structure Company at the 2017 Festival Supplier Awards for the bespoke performance pavilion it created for last years National Eisteddfod which was held in Abergaveny in South Wales.
2016 was the first year of a new contract with The National Eisteddfod of Wales organisers. Neptunus received the accolade for the high-tech theatre that was the centre-piece of an infrastructure of over 40 temporary buildings supplied to the event which is acknowledged as one of the worlds greatest cultural festivals.
Organisers of the internationally famous festival of music, literature and performance had specifically challenged Neptunus to create a dynamic new facility for the main performance theatre with improved acoustics for the thousands of performers and enhanced viewing for the audiences.
Festival Supplier Awards Judges of the Best Temporary Structure category praised this unique structure adding: It provided an innovative solution for a high-profile event that improved the environment for attendees and performers, whilst also raising the quality of production for the broadcasting element.
Managing Director April Trasler, who collected the award on behalf of Neptunus, said: We are delighted to have won this national award. Historically the performance theatre had been staged within a fabric big-top-style tent provided by their previous suppliers. However, we created a completely new environment within our award-winning Evolution II range that was far more robust with excellent acoustics and lighting, and more akin to a permanent building. More/2
Winning the prestigious Festival Supplier Award is a tremendous endorsement for a very successful project.
Huw Aled Jones, Head of Technical Operations for the National Eisteddfod of Wales, said: Neptunus helped us reach our goal of moving from a stage in a tent to a concert hall in a field. Competitors, performers and the public were very happy. Llongyfarchiadau! (congratulations)
The 2017 edition of The National Eisteddfod of Wales is being staged on the island of Anglesey in North Wales from August 4-12.
Before that event Neptunus will again be supplying structures to The Urdd National Eisteddfod, one of Europes largest touring youth festivals, which is being held in Bridgend from May 29-June 3. The Urdd National Eisteddfod will see around 15,000 children and young people compete in a variety of activities including singing, dancing and performance.
Founded nearly 80 years ago, Neptunus remains a family-run business known for the creativity and innovation of its temporary structures. With a head office in The Netherlands and divisions in the UK, Belgium, Germany, France, Poland and Austria, Neptunus has a proven track record in the design, manufacture and delivery of all types of temporary buildings. Neptunus Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of Neptunus BV based in The Netherlands. Its UK operation is located in Swan Valley, Northampton, where the company has purpose built offices, storage and maintenance facilities. Neptunus has over 450,000 square metres of high quality structures in a wide range of styles. With cassette flooring systems, Neptunus' flexible and spacious structures provide ideal solutions for short-term or longer-term rental requirements. For more information visit: www.neptunus.co.uk
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PAUL SMITH ASSOCIATES
13th April 2017