Event Production

Bournemouth Air Festival


  • Event Production
  • Event Management

The event

A pop-up beach bar catering for Europes largest aviation festival


Bournemouth Air Festival has entertained an estimated 10.5 million people since 2008  – the award-winning festival is regarded as both leading and innovative, with a first class reputation not just in the UK but Europe and beyond! Due to the huge influx of people to the area over the weekend, a large area of the beach next to the iconic Bournemouth Pier was reserved for a pop-up beach bar area.

  • Location: Bournemouth Pier Beach Area

  • Theme 'Drink in hand, toes in the sand'

  • Pop-up beach bar designed and managed

  • Over 8,000 visitors across the weekend

  • Entire event design, build, logistics and operation

  • Worked with sister company Innovative Hire for all structures, bars, furniture, etc

  • Full event production including 40ft container bar, street food stalls, furniture, generators and power distribution, toilets, fencing, refrigerated vehicles and staffing

The logistics

Making the most of a unique venue


As the entire area was being installed directly on to the sand, we had many logistical access and assembly concerns to overcome. The site only has vehicular access between the restricted hours of 6am-9am and then again 6pm-6.45pm across a public thoroughfare meaning that a very detailed build schedule, installation and de-set was required.

'Drink in hand, toes in the sand'

Creating the perfect summer spot


The end result was a furnished beach area complete with a fully serviced 40ft container bar complete with multiple street food offerings and a live DJ with a 1,000 capacity on the most prime location of Bournemouth beach.

The fun pastel coloured theming tied in perfectly with its surroundings and provided a great spot for guests to enjoy a cocktail and some street food whilst keeping a close eye to the skies.