Carfest 2017

CarFest is the brainchild of Chris Evans. Originally introduced in 2012 to raise money for BBC Children in Need, CarFest is a family-friendly festival which is held over a weekend, comprising a mix of cars, festival food and drink, live music and family entertainment.

Project location
Bolesworth Castle, Cheshire

For the duration of the weekend festival and set-up the week preceding

Products used
58 Generators from 20kVA-200kVA, plus 56 Fuel Tanks

CarFest features an array of attractions such as futuristic cars, Formula 1 cars, stock cars, vintage cars, motorbike stunt shows, a carnival parade, duck race, custard pie fight, a steam fair, horse show, live music and more. With CarFest festivals held both in the North and South, CarFest North 2017 was hosted at Bolesworth Castle in Cheshire. Music acts such as The Vamps, Manic Street Preachers, Kaiser Chiefs, The Killerz, Deacon Blue and Busted played at the festival.

The challenge
CarFest is a huge event with a huge requirement for temporary power. Power is needed for stages, bars, catering areas, stalls, camping areas and many other facilities. Due to the sheer scale of the event, it is important that all Generators supplied are high quality and reliable.

The solution
The organisers of CarFest North called upon Mather+Stuart Power Solutions for our assistance, due to our vast expertise in providing power generation for high profile events such as this. To cope with the massive temporary power demands of CarFest North 2017, we supplied a total of 58 Generators from 20kVA-200kVA and 56 Fuel Tanks for the duration of the event. Precise organisation was required and we began setting up the power supply infrastructure the week before the event. Our Engineers made sure all Generators were machine-ready for the event, and we also assisted other contractors on-site, as well as supplying mechanical and electrical support, ensuring that we went far beyond just supplying Generators. We also provided all logistical information to enable safe and efficient delivery of the Generators.

As the Mather+Stuart Power Solutions fleet of Generators comprises the very latest machines incorporating the latest technology, we supplied high tech machines with remote monitoring. This enabled us, and the client, to monitor how the machines were performing through a web portal. This meant that we could see, at the touch of a button, a whole wealth of information such as fuel levels and power outage.

The results
Despite persistent rain and challenging conditions, CarFest North 2017 proved to be a huge success and Mather+Stuart Power Solutions ensured a consistent and reliable power supply throughout the event. The organisers of CarFest were so impressed with the quality of equipment and the technical back-up service provided by Mather+Stuart Power Solutions that our equipment was also booked for CarFest South taking place a month later at Laverstoke Park Farm in Hampshire. Even more Generators were hired for the Southern event.