A festival. The chance to really flex our muscles in this arena. It’s a different ball game when you are hosting 5,500 guests from midday until midnight in one huge field, and one we relished playing. This was to be a festival of entertainment, music, food and drink to celebrate a firm’s 20th anniversary.
Two main stages. One with live bands performing throughout the event, recreating some of the greatest acts of the last 60 years. Think music like Johnny Cash, The Beatles, Elvis and Fleetwood Mac. Then the Big Top was all about performance. Showcasing a high-impact circus production, then Rockaoke- live karaoke. Guests were offered the chance to be a rock star for the day and perform on stage with a live band in front of 3,000 people. Sitting between the two main stages was the fairground, various games of skill, clay pigeon shooting and archery all offering fabulous prizes. Highlights were the feasting tent and the street food valley, both serving delicious free food and drinks. Food at festivals is hugely important; gone are the days of the simple burger and stomach fillers. Now you find hand-picked gourmet street food caterers and fourteen of the very best were at PiggyFest, including Le Bun, Crabbie Shack, Wholefood Heaven, Dirty Burger, Bad Brownie, which truly are the baddest brownies in town. As the darkness fell, the lighting of a giant bonfire and mind blowing fireworks ensured an unforgettable event for all the guests.