Sodexo Prestige reveals details of Sonisphere's Herculean undertaking

Sodexo Prestige has revealed details of its mammoth organisational efforts before Sonisphere, the new music festival that was headlined by Linkin Park and Metallica

Sodexo Prestige reveals details of Sonisphere's Herculean undertaking
Sodexo Prestige reveals details of Sonisphere's Herculean undertaking

The two-day rock festival at Knebworth Park, from 1-2 August, attracted 61 bands and 80,000 fans.

Starting on Monday 20 July, the festival took 11 days to build. The first day included the delivery and set up of ten 900-gallon water tanks positioned around the park.

CCTV, phone and internet facilities were installed on the second day, along with miles of Heras fencing and steelshield to secure the site.

On days four to seven, weddings were taking place in the grounds and barns. The main stage build commenced on Thursday 23 July, and the Bohemia Big Top on Sunday 26 July.

Sodexo Prestige provided crew catering in the barns throughout, with 6,939 meals from a selection including sweet and sour pork, Lancashire hot pot and seafood pie being served in the first week.  

"Knebworth is synonymous with music, and we enjoyed welcoming fans and having such a fantastic event in the region. We hope it's the beginning of an annual event," said Martha Lytton Cobbold of Knebworth House.

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