Shows & Festivals

Our festival hire services are as varied as the events we supply to.

Our event solutions cater for festival needs from large and small marquees, to furniture, temporary power and overlay for shows to remember across the UK.

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Creating an unforgettable festival experience

GL events UK has unsurpassed experience in the delivery of festival marquee hire solutions for all types of shows and festivals. 

From agricultural and county shows, music festivals, food festivals, flower festivals and religious celebrations, the business has supplied tent hire to some of the largest festivals and shows in the UK, such as Download, RHS Wisley flower show, Hay Festival and many more. 

GL events UK's flexible solutions for shows and festivals can be supplied as a range of individual units, suitable as retail trade stands, catering stands or ticketing and information areas. The configuration of these stand units also offers you, the event organiser, total freedom to use them as your event dictates.

Temporary festival marquee for ticketing and bag checks at download festival

Festival Marquee Hire

Whether you need a single large structure, multiple smaller tents or soft-sided pagodas to house your show or festival, GL events UK is equipped to handle all your festival marquee requirements. 

A traditional pole marquee provides your event with a unique style and atmosphere, with ample space for display tables, livestock or exhibits, making them extremely popular for agricultural and flower shows.

Experienced in-house teams can fit out the interior of your festival marquees with whatever you require – be it furniture, lighting, climate control, power or even audio-visual elements.

Create a bespoke experience for your guests with a variety of roof linings, including black-out linings and star cloths.

Traditional festival marquee used as backstage area for Metallica at download festival
Soft sided pagodas at RHS Wisley flower show
Traditional pole tent marquee supplied by GL events UK

Temporary infrastructure for shows and festivals

Having already built long-standing partnerships with many iconic festivals the GL events UK team are experts at providing temporary show structures from design and layout to installation and removal. Offering a wide range of fully customisable temporary structures, GL events UK allow you to create a site layout that both enhances the visitor experience and optimises back-of-house logistics.

GL event UK's hard-sided temporary structures can also be combined with individual pagoda marquees ideal for retail stands or flower shows. Additionally, the peaked roof structures can be linked to other infrastructure to provide an impactful entranceway, canopy or walkway for festival goers.

GL events UK temporary event structure installed at plantworx 2023
Orangerie bar inside a pagoda structure at Royal Ascot 2023
Temporary clearspan structure at plantworx

How can we help?

Get in touch to see how we can support your next show or festival.

Our products

Take a closer look at our range of products, designed to work together for the perfect festival

Branded gable on a GL events temporary structure at Cheltenham festival 2024


GL events UK audiovisual crew at COP25

Audio visual and power

Walkways, fencing and temporary structures at Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, provided by GL events UK

Walkways and fencing

Lighting and blackout lining inside a temporary festival marquee used for selling merchendise at download festival


Additional solutions for shows and festivals

Whatever the scale and scope of your requirements or theme of your event, we’ll provide bespoke marquees or off-the-peg solutions, options and extras to create an outstanding event aesthetic and guest experience.

From flooring and walkways, through to staging and temporary power, we can provide complete turnkey options for your event.

  • Branding
  • Fencing
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Linings
  • Toilets
  • Audio Visual & Power
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"The GL events UK team are great, and we look forward to seeing them. They really understand our vision for the Hay Festival and bring it to life! It has been an incredibly satisfactory experience for both parties."

Fred Wright

Site Designer, Hay Festival

Need event infrastructure?

GL events has the expertise and experience to help.