Gwynedd Council and BBC Radio 1 came together in 2010 to hold the Big Weekend at the Vaynol Estate in Bangor in North Wales. There is no doubt that this was one of the best Big Weekends ever held, with glorious weather good organisation and some 50,000 people in attendance over the weekend.
As the Event Manager for Gwynedd Council, Hugh was given project management responsibility for the event, managing the Council’s elements of the event. He worked closely and effectively with the BBC Radio 1 and Live Nation who were responsible for Production Management element of the Event.
As one of Gwynedd Council main responsibilities were site security and shuttle bus operation, Hugh enlisted the consultancy services provided by Steve Blake in relation to Crowd Management and Security to advise and support the smooth running of the Security and Crowd Management element of the BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend on the 1000 acre estate.
“Vaynol is without doubt the best site, most beautiful and welcoming we have ever had the pleasure to deal with not to mention the huge difference in their concept of competence to holding the event”
Paul Cook (Live Nation)