We’re very happy and experienced in playing in Marquees.
We can play in almost any outside location as long as we have weather-proof cover (top and sides) in case of rain or inclement weather as our kit is not weather-proof in any way.
We will ideally set-up on a relatively solid, fairly level floor. Any surface for set-up needs to be solid and stable (for example, not on a flimsy temporary stage or on soggy ground, nor on a slope).
To get the best out of us, you will of course need to give us some space. An ideal minimum amount of space is typically around 2meters (6Feet) depth (front to back), and around 3.5metres (10 / 12Feet) width (side to side), to allow us to stand behind the decks facing out to the crowd and have room to set up a sound and light-show for you.
The more room you give us, the more room we’ll use, and can usually ‘spread-out’ to fill a larger space if you have a larger area… and we can also ‘condense-down’ into a smaller space if need be (just tell us in advance).
In some cases, the best use of space can be obtained if the disco is set-up across a corner of the room at 45degrees- in this case we’ll ask for a minimum ideal corner giving us 4.5metres (15Feet) of frontage, and extending out around 3metres (10ft) along each wall from the corner of the room.
If the space you intend for us to set-up in is less than the minimum we’d ideally like (2metres / 6-7ft x 3.5metres / 10-12ft), then simply let us know in advance to forewarn us.
We will also ideally need at least 2.5metres (7ft) of headroom at what would be the ‘front’ of the Disco set-up area (as most marquee ‘roofs’ slope off at the sides).
We will of course make the best we can of any space that you have for us.
If you’re having a dance-floor put down, we’ll ideally need to be adjacent to it and will need to set up behind (and off of) it. We’ll ideally need 2metres (6ft) of depth for this and we’ll normally set-up to fit the width of the dance-floor.
As far as power, we’ll ask for access to 2 separate plug socket power points and NOT a double adapter going into what effectively would be one plug socket in the wall. This is simply because the whole disco may be a little too much for a standard single 13amp fuse in a single plug. We have plenty of extensions- all we ask is that you inform us if we’re going to be more than about 5metres or so away from any 2 separate power outlets, in order for us to know we need to bring some extra extension cables.
When you hold a Disco in any outside or semi-outside venue, the noise will travel and the proximity of neighbours may be an issue. We usually don’t use bass bins if we can foresee a noise issue- as it’s the bass that carries and is most likely to cause a problem.
Complaints about noise are extremely rare. As long as you’re not playing loud music on a regular basis, we tend to find people (in general) to be fairly easy-going about a one-off celebration….. particularly on a Friday, Saturday or any day preceding a Bank Holiday.
It’s always a good idea to forewarn the nearest neighbours regardless.
In the unlikely event that a complaint is received- we’ll be happy to turn the volume down as low as is necessary for you. We’re used to providing Disco’s in this type of situation, and you can trust our experience in such matters.