The National Eisteddfod’s new Pavilion has won one of the industry’s leading UK-wide awards.
Neptunus, the company responsible for the building, were awarded the prize for the Best Temporary Structure Company at the illustrious Festival Supplier Awards in London last week.
The structure was praised by the adjudicators, who said that “it provided an innovative solution for a high-profile event that improved the environment for attendees and performers, whilst also raising the quality of production for the broadcasting element.”
Head of Technical Operations at the National Eisteddfod, Huw Aled Jones, said, “2016 was the new structure’s first year, and both the Eisteddfod and Neptunus are delighted with the response from our visitors and the festival industry.
“The experience in the new Pavilion was totally different to the old pink tent, with the quality so much better for performers and artists, competitors and the audience. The new structure also allowed us to be more daring and experimental with the lighting and sound, creating a far more professional atmosphere on the Eisteddfod’s main stage.
“Neptunus helped us reach our goal of moving from a stage in a tent to a concert hall in a field, and we look forward to working together again this year at the Anglesey National Eisteddfod. Many congratulations to the Neptunus team on winning this award.”
Neptunus Managing Director, April Trasler, said: “We are delighted to have won this national award. We created a completely new environment within our award-winning Evolution II range that was far more robust with excellent acoustics and lighting, and more akin to a permanent building.
“Winning this prestigious Festival Supplier Award is a tremendous endorsement for a very successful project.”
The new structure returns to the Eisteddfod Maes this year when the festival is held at Bodedern, Anglesey from 4-12 August. Tickets on sale from 3 April and caravan pitches and stalls are available online from 1 February, www.eisteddfod.wales.