We’re delighted to have recently supported arts and music charity The Met to bring their two-week outdoor music festival ‘Burrs Live’ to life. 

‘Burrs Live’ took place in Burrs Country Park, Bury between Friday 27th August and Sunday 5th September, with artists including the Bootleg Beatles and The Magic of Motown all performing across the weekend. After a callout for support with sourcing lighting products, power and fencing, we were brought on board to assist with each day of the festival. 

Across each day, we supported organisers The Met with the sourcing of power generators, fencing panels and pedestrian barriers plus providing items of own stock including over 400 meters of festoon lighting and a further 400 meters of fairy lights. We also supplied four lighting towers and had a member of our expert team onsite each evening to support with any technical problems with the equipment.

Overall the project was deemed a success by the client with a lot of positive feedback from both involved parties and attendees. 

Victoria Robinson, Chief Executive Officer at The Met said:

“Ayre Event Solutions provided much-needed support for our event infrastructure. The project was on a very tight timeframe of 6 weeks but Chris was able to ascertain our needs and provide what we needed really quickly. His support was invaluable and contributed to a very successful project as part of Greater Manchester’s Town of Culture.”

Sarah Belcher, Senior Event Manager at Don’t Panic Events who made the original call out for support with the festival said:

“AYRE Event Solutions reached out to me from a post I made on the Delegate wranglers Facebook group, I was in need of a supplier to help with a variety of services for an outdoor festival and AYRE were able to source and supply them all.

“Working with AYRE has been a pleasure, the team are so friendly, very knowledgeable and are just lovely people to work with in general. They were able to source and supply a lot of equipment in very little time during what seemed to be the busiest weekends in the UK for outdoor events. We couldn’t have gone ahead without the equipment AYRE provided, they were even on-site for the event dates to ensure everything ran smoothly.

“I would highly recommend working with AYRE Event Solutions, I am looking forward to working with them again in the future! Thanks so much for all of your help.”

Commenting on the recent project, AYRE managing director, Chris Ayre said:

“It was our first time working with The Met and ‘Burrs Live’ and we really enjoyed working across all six events over the two week period. 

“Despite the shortage of outdoor event equipment, we were able to source all the additional products needed as well as utilising some of our own existing stock including festoon lighting, power distribution and cable ramps to bring the festival to life, whilst providing essential advice and guidance on site layout, set up and health and safety procedures. We’re really pleased with the success of the events and it was great to be back out there working festivals and large outdoor events again after a long 18 months away!”


To find out how we can support you with live, hybrid or virtual events, contact the team today