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Jul 02, 2013

Busy Weekend for SSE Hire at Glastonbury

After a fallow year in 2012, Worthy Farm in Somerset was once again transformed into the tented city that is the Glastonbury Festival. SSE Hire had a strong presence at the festival, supplying control and monitor packages to many of the leading...

Oct 01, 2010

Risers for Gorillaz

Risers, comprising a series of 8' x 4' SetDeck platforms, plus steps and skirting, were hired out for the Gorillaz first ever UK Arena Tour. Damon Albarn, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon and the Gorillaz band kicked off the tour at Birmingham NIA...

May 18, 2009

SetDeck Risers for Hire - Download Brochure

Download it here: SetDeck Risers for Hire 1436KB The guide in PDF format also includes a full rate card. SetDeck is a complete stage riser system for hire, providing ultra compact decks that can make anything from a single rolling riser t...

Apr 29, 2009

Haydn Festival Performed on SetDeck

The Haydn Festival, inspired by composer Joseph Haydn, has been a regular feature in the classical music calendar since 1993, taking place in the beautiful setting of St. Leonard’s Church, Bridgnorth, a grade 1 listed building. The week...

Jan 01, 2009

UB40 and the Expanding Set

SSE Hire has provided sound services to British band UB40 for over 25 years.  For more than ten years, the band has also used SSE's risers and set services. UB40 regularly use a standard set format that varies little, but can be adapte...

Dec 18, 2008

Stevie Wonder Set for European Tour

In September 2008 Stevie Wonder performed his first European tour in a decade.  Canegreen supplied the PA and Pete Edmunds asked new partners SSE Risers to supply the risers for the stage set. The design called for a multi level set to...

Mar 04, 2008

Stage for 'The Gathering' in West Brom

The event, comprising live band performances, presentations and interviews, required a stage extension to be mounted over a number of steps.  Using SSE Risers, fitted with various leg sizes, a flat platform surface was achieved. It is...

Jul 18, 2007

A Platform to Perform

'Heartlandsers' is a play based around three people who travel to Birmingham in search of someone from their past. It was staged with a cast of 60 in the 'Old Rep Theatre', a small theatre and the home of the Theatre School. SSE Structure...

Jan 16, 2007

XFM Winter Wonderland at Manchester Apollo

This was the brief for the XFM Winter Wonderland charity event, headlining with the Manic Street Preachers. With just four minute changeovers between bands to cater for the live broadcast on XFM, SSE Hire chose Yamaha PM1D digital consoles both...

Dec 12, 2005

Star Portraits Floored by SSE

Hotbed Media commissioned SSE Structures to produce a demountable floor in the shape of an artist’s pallet for the second series of Star Portraits, an art programme hosted by Rolf Harris. The show challenges three different artists e...

Dec 04, 2005

SSE Structures Build Set for Rod Stewart’s Christmas Dates

Creating this 44' wide by 16' deep rolling set to match the custom built version made for Rod in the USA was a challenge, but the flexibility of the SSE SetDeck system allowed the staging to be supplied entirely from stock items and put together...

Dec 04, 2005

SSE Supplies Set for Birmingham Theatre School

SSE Structures supplied platforms and steps to create a multi-level stage set with performance areas on top of and underneath the staging, including a thrust with step access from the orchestra pit. The Birmingham Theatre School has used SS...

Dec 04, 2005

Wet Wet Wet Stage Set Supplied by SSE

Wet Wet Wet’s stage set was created from a simple sketch of an idea. The brief was to have the band members standing at varying levels from 9' to 3'9', with custom built steps to allow their easy movement around the set. Truck space w...

Sep 04, 2005

New Riser Range

Standard risers are available for hire or sale and custom risers can be built to order. Each riser consists of a low profile deck (76mm) with removable legs, making the units extremely compact for transportation and storage. It's lightweigh...

Sep 01, 2005

SSE Teepee – the Multi-Purpose Structure

Teepees have been used by SSE Structures throughout the summer festival season as multi-purpose PA towers. Outdoors they are perfect for delay towers, where they have the added advantage of being almost transparent with little effect on sightlin...

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