ETC has as its' core ethos the right service at the right price. We understand the needs of your events and the budgetary constraints put upon all event organisers. By offering the complete package in-house from home to event for your customers we are able to deliver the very high standards you and your customers expect.
Event Traffic Control’s management team have a vast amount of experience in live music festivals and events. This has come from a 20 year history at the forefront of the events industry for our Managing Director Scott Dow.
Scott and his team have planned, managed and successfully delivered countless numbers of festivals throughout the UK and as far afield as Abu Dhabi. These include the following events:
- V Festival, Weston Park (100,000)
- Download Festival (120,000)
- Sonisphere Knebworth (80,000)
- Robbie Williams, Roundhay Park, Leeds (90,000)
- Oasis, Heaton Park, Manchester (90,000)
- The Queens Diamond Jubilee Concert, London (30,000)
- Justin Timberlake, Emirates Palace (30,000)
- T in the Park (70,000)
- Rockness (30,000)
- Bournemouth 7s Festival (15,000)
- Lost Village Festival (15,000)
- Muse, Teignmouth (40,000)
- Mutiny Festival, Portsmouth (40,000)
- Brixton Splash Festival, London (40,000)
This is as well as planning and managing major events local to Liverpool such as the Grand National, Aintree. Our team were also instrumental in organising events of national significance such as the British Grand Prix, Moto GP, Silverstone as well as the full management of 6 Olympic and Paralympic venues in London 2012.
ETC can bring such a diverse knowledge of the major pitfalls and issues that can often develop during music festivals, particularly around traffic management and car parking. Delivering an all in one service is key to our success, managing not only traffic management, but also event signage and, where appropriate, car parking and admissions services, all under one company.
We are highly experienced in dealing with local authorities and other statutory providers both nationally and within Liverpool itself. Scott Dow worked closely with Merseyside Police and Liverpool & Sefton Highways over a 5 year period to successfully develop and implement the traffic management scheme for Aintree Racecourse, including the Grand National. The success of this scheme was commended by both Merseyside Police and Sefton Council alike, as was Dow’s professionalism and depth of knowledge throughout the planning process.
ETC has also managed highly complex events within and urban environment. The most recent of these is the Lumiere Festival in Durham, a city-wide festival of light attracting in excess of a quarter of a million people.
ETC was commissioned by Artichoke in 2013 to deliver the citywide traffic management and parking scheme for the event. This was in light of the large number of issues experienced in 2011, including major congestion, parking and crowd management issues.
We were able to bring our highly experienced team on board, in conjunction with Durham Police and Highways, to develop and implement a traffic management scheme across Durham City, including the management of all existing park-and-ride sites and the implementation of a new 6,500 vehicle capacity temporary park-and-ride scheme to the south of the city, with bus and parking services. We also managed the complicated citywide traffic management scheme throughout the four nights of the festival, reacting and dealing with developing situations and issues. The final plan was nearly 200 pages in length with some 40 traffic management scheme drawings.
We developed and managed a dedicated traffic control room within the event control, working hand-in-hand with Durham CC Highways to ensure the traffic flows around Durham were unaffected insomuch as was feasible. This was hailed as a huge success over the 2011 event with Durham Highways commenting that traffic actually flowed better through Durham during the event than on normal days. Active traffic management was utilised, in combination with strategically placed variable message signing to forewarn and advise motorists throughout the festival.
ETC delivered this again in 2015, with a much larger traffic management scheme and parking services. Capitalising on the success of the 2013 event Artichoke and Durham CC were able to grow the event more and ETC directly deployed a team in excess of 100 traffic management staff, car park stewards and management personnel across Durham to deliver another successful event in what was very challenging conditions, both in terms of weather and traffic management schemes.
We experienced the worst of weather including flooding to both the city and the park and ride sites, but were able to dynamically adapt our plan day by day to cope with the worst of the weather and traffic. Durham City is historically designed to keep people out so getting quarter of a million people in presents many unique challenges to which ETC like to feel they excelled in delivering upon.
The TEC team has also delivered other complex traffic schemes in urban environments such as the Oasis Concert at Heaton Park in Manchester and the Robbie Williams concerts at Roundhay Park in Leeds. These events are, by their locations, complicated and difficult to manage, particularly in terms of keeping local residents and businesses on board and supportive of the event. We have a lot of experience in working with local communities to ensure they can continue their day-to-day lives around major local events.
We also managed the whole build, event and break period for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert on the Mall in London. We had to work not only with the Palace, but also the British Army as the stage was built around the Queen Victoria Memorial outside Buckingham Palace. This meant we were managing a large volume of public visiting the place around what was effectively a building site on a daily basis over a number of months.
We also had to work closely with the British Army to co-ordinate the daily changing of the guard, as well as the Trooping the Colour event to ensure the event operations and these co-ordinated effectively.
Finally we deployed in excess of 400 traffic management staff to the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games across London over 74 days. We were tasked with the traffic management and parking operations at a number of prestigious key venues, including the IOC hotels on Park Lane and in the City. Further to this we managed the parking operations at Heathrow Airport as well as the transport hub at Paddington where all international press were welcomed on arrival.
Our team has managed and designed parade events such as the Knutsford Parade. This is a community-based event taking place annually in Knutsford.
The parade itself requires a certain degree of flexibility in management both traffic manage pedestrian movements alike. Often parades can present unique challenges in delivery as the best made plans often have to change with little notice as attendees can not also behave as predicted.
Our team were tasked with delivering all the traffic management and road closures required to deliver the parade in conjunction with Cheshire Highways and Police.
We also planned and managed the Brixton Splash parade in London. Again a complex series of dynamic closures are needed to manage the traffic around a very busy area of South London to facilitate both a large-scale parade and music event. ETC fully planned and implemented all the closures necessary to manage the event.