They're one big happy family at Bloodstock Open Air Festival . . . and Showsec have forged a strong relationship which makes them a much-loved part of that close-knit group.
The crowd management and event security specialists have been praised for the mouldable, customer-focused approach which has contributed to the success of the United Kingdom’s largest dedicated heavy metal festival staged in the Derbyshire countryside.
Founded and organised by the Gregory family, Bloodstock Open Air attracts almost 15,000 heavy metal fans to the grounds of Catton Hall where the roaring success of this year’s line-up featured headline acts Twisted Sister, Mastodon and Slayer over the three days.
The festival is enjoyed as much by Showsec’s team as it is by the audience, such is the atmosphere which has been generated by the biggest independent event of its kind.
“Bloodstock is like a big family gathering each year and Showsec have certainly added to that great sense of togetherness,” said Adam Gregory, one of the festival Directors.
“Front-of-house contact can define your event because it transmits the feel, the atmosphere. Showsec work well with what we are trying to achieve in terms of the customer experience and that helps to enhance a real family vibe right across the whole event.
“What makes them stand out from the crowd is their mouldable approach. We can engage with Showsec at all management levels, we’re listened to and they deliver.”