Douglas Outdoor & Textile Innovation

Project name: Nest Fest
Material used: Rainbow Shade Z 16
Fabric Supplied By: Rainbow Shade NZ
Components Supplied By: Anzor

What did the client request?

To help the client with technical knowledge, design, and manufacture of shades for a temporary shade sail canopy structure for crowd cover at a music festival.

What is unique or complex about the project?

  • Educating the client along with the project designers and engineers as to the parameters of what can be achieved with shade sails.
  • Ensuring there was sufficient strength built into the structure to withstand the stresses involved yet still retain the ability for it to be dismantled and re erected to the same dimensions each time.
  • Brief time frame for manufacture due to festival being held immediately following the festive holiday season and finalizing final manufacture dimensions.

What were the results of the project?

The whole job worked seamlessly through all stages and when erected went up as planned first time without any need for last minute alterations. What was achieved was both structurally sound and aesthetically pleasing.

During the process of this install the client also called on us to repair another inflatable stage and inflatable lips for a stage frontage and make an interior lining for the DJ booth, a sign of their trust in the work we were doing. The client was rapt with both the outcome and service provided, and they went on to deliver a successful multi-stage festival which was a first for the local area.