Creative Bars Adventure – Festival Bars, Event Bars, Marquee Bars

What an
Adventure

15 nights of Pink Floyd in Concert at Earls Court. Adrian Willson knew he could do it better.

With the help of a £5000 Princes Trust loan it did get better. Creativevents got going!

Our first event. The Cosmopolitan Show, followed by Oasis in Concert – two very different shows!

Cartier Polo, Silverstone Grand Prix and Ascot Racecourse, Shirley Bassey at Castle Howard, Meatloaf at Warwick Castle and one huge 70’s New Year’s Eve party at Manchester Central.

Moving up in the world from our third floor flat to a semi-detached house. The garage made a fine office and warehouse.

We kept the crowds fed and watered (it reached 40°C) as The Three Tenors performed in front of Bath’s Royal Crescent, Shania Twain played at Hyde Park and no one can forget Chaz & Dave in Southwark Park. Now that was a night to remember!

The party got started. We launched Creativebars for outdoor festival, concert and sporting events.

The luxury of space! We took the office and warehouse indoors by winning the catering contract at Earl’s Court and Olympia.

‘Red Red Wine’ was flowing at Woburn Abbey for the Neil Diamond concert (yes UB40’s was a cover), the bands played and the crowds danced in our Henley Royal Regatta enclosure.

Bars… (lots of them) for Hard Rock Calling and Wireless in Hyde Park, our new Guinness bar makes its first appearance in the London Boat Show at Excel as well as discovering the popularity of mulled wine and our unbeatable hog roast at Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park.

Big Chill at Eastnor Castle. A big deal for us… 21 different bars serving different products, 254 695 pints, 720 staff and a very tired team, but we delivered.

First Sonisphere Rock Festival at Knebworth House and England won their first Ashes at Lord’s Cricket Ground since 1934 and clinched the series at their fifth test at the Oval. Our champagne bars have never been so busy.

From Camden Crawl to London Pride, Cornbury Festival to Jimmy’s Farm and ‘Life’s a Beach’, albeit a busy one as we head to Newquay for Boardmasters and Weston Super Mare for T4 on the Beach.

From the heady heights of Alexandra Palace and dozens of concerts throughout the year to the boutique festivals of Brownstock to The Hampton Court Flower Show where Pimm’s and afternoon teas is the order of the day!

What a year! The ultimate event comes to town, the Olympic Games. We were tasked with two venues delivering great food and drink to over 120,000 spectators every day and everyone was happy! Swedish House Mafia played at The Milton Keynes Bowl to 60,000 revelers and back again to Knebworth House for a very memorable Red Hot Chilli Peppers concert.

The hot summer was back with 70 events in 4 months of all shapes and sizes, from Wakestock in Wales to Hard Rock Calling in the Olympic Park. Although the winter was wet, that didn’t deter us. Our new Après Ski Bar was the place to be throughout November and December and the parties were a plenty, finishing the year with Calvin Harris in concert at Earls Court. What a way to go!

Too many highlights to list but London Calling on Clapham Common was very special in that we provided the total food and drink experience: bars, street food concessions and backstage VIP and hospitality areas. Oh, and we won the Festival Suppliers Award for best bars/concession. Chuffed is an understatement!

It was a sad year as we said goodbye to Earls Court as after 77 years, the old building was coming down to make way for the building of a new town, what an end to such an iconic venue, however what better way to say goodbye to her than to have Dave Gilmour play at her last concert ‘Wish You Were Here’ exactly 20 years ago since he last played at Earls Court when our MD first plied his trade there! Positive news from the year – We extended our Alexandra Palace Concert Contract and we won the Event Production Award for best Concessionaire.

We'll be ending 2015 on a 'high' at our pop up café bar on Level 72 of the View From The Shard - one of our newest contracts. Plus there's so much to look forward to in the new year when we'll be taking our food and drink to even more outdoor events and indoor venues.