Creamfields unveil SILO structure for 2018

Silo at Creamfields 2018

Creamfields has unveiled SILO – an “innovative and cutting-edge” 360 degree, stadium-like structure and the first of three new arenas set for this year’s event.

Working closely with Acorn, the new structure has taken 12 months of planning with the intention of creating a “fully immersive structure that is dark, intimate and completely different to any other festival stage”. The resulting structure is a cylindrical chamber, with a bespoke sound and light experience designed to envelope the audience, offering an immersive 360 experience that will “prove to be an all-round assault on the senses”.

The SILO structure will include a 40-metre wide circular dancefloor with towering walls, a vast cylindrical space and tiered viewing platforms, giving festivalgoers a unique aerial view. Despite a 360 wall of sound and custom video, 140 hybrid strobes and 80 moving lights, the show design will be “simple: dark, underground and immersive offering a truly unique audio, visual experience”.


Another award for Acorn

Acorn Event Structures wins “Best Staging Supplier” at the Event Production Awards.

Staging and temporary structures specialist, Acorn Event Structures, has won the award for “Best Staging Supplier” at Event Production Awards in London.

Designed to honour the staging supplier delivering the most iconic stage setting, the award for “Best Staging Supplier” was awarded to Acorn for having “created genuine impact and demonstrating real innovation” for the introduction of the Super Structure at Creamfields festival.

Recognising and celebrating the hard work and achievements of key suppliers and contractors to the industry, the Event Production Awards took place alongside the Event Production Show, the leading event for the UK’s live event sector.

Acorn MD Andy Nutter said “We’re delighted to win another award for our Super Structure – we’re experiencing more demand for innovative structures which meet increasingly ambitious production specifications.  The reaction to the Super Structure has been phenomenal, demonstrating how the introduction of the Super Structure addresses a specific market need for temporary structures which push the boundaries and provide foundations for great events”.

Images from video capture of Acorn MD’s Andy & Rebecca Nutter accepting the ‘Best Staging Supplier’ award.

A close up of our latest award.

Acorn 2017 Brochure

As we enter 2017 we have updated our sales brochure to reflect some of the amazing stages, bespoke builds and other unique products that Acorn Event Structures have produced for our clients over the course of 2016 and years previous.

Including our award winning Super Structure, the 2017 brochure gives you all the information you may need to decide on your choice of staging, platforms or other infrastructure to fit your 2017 requirements.

It doesn’t stop there, as always at Acorn we are led by YOUR ideas and can come up with bespoke designs to suit your every need.

You can, of course, browse our website for further details on all our structures. We’re always available to answer your questions via email or telephone. Feel free to give us a call for more information on 01977 686490 or email and one of our dedicated sales team will respond to your queries.

Download our 2017 sales brochure at this link. [DOWNLOAD ACORN 2017 BROCHURE]

Acorn at the Grand Tour!

The Grand Tour – the new Amazon exclusive show featuring Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May of BBC Top Gear fame – roared into Whitby for it’s third episode.

Featuring the usual wit and banter we’ve come to expect from the team, it was the seaside town of Whitby that was chosen to play host for the first UK show in the new travelling format.

Acorn Event Structures, working for producers W Chump and Sons Production, erected a marquee base with ramps and stairs for the now famous Grand Tour marquee tent to set on in the picturesque Whitby harbour.

You can view our range of ground support structures and the various applications these can be used for here on our website.

Make sure to catch up with the episode, exclusively on Amazon Prime.

We’ll update you on Acorn’s further involvement as the series continues.

Acorn wins NASC Innovation Award!

Acorn Event Structures wins top industry Innovation Award at the National Access and Scaffolding Confederation’s AGM.

Acorn Event Structures is an Innovation Award winner in the 2016 Inaugural National Access and Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) Scaffolding Production awards, scooping the award for their £1.8M 50m (w) x 20m (h) x 90m (l) temporary event structure at Creamfields festival this year.

There were eight entries for the inaugural biennial NASC Scaffolding Production Innovation Award – launched this Summer to celebrate the very best developments in new scaffolding materials and products from inventive NASC members at the forefront of change in the scaffolding industry.

Speaking about Acorn, the judges said, “Acorn came through in creating an innovative structure using an innovative product.  Their aim is the help clients delivery world-class, unique and memorable events – specialising in innovative, temporary scaffold event structures.  Their brief was to push the boundaries of festival design.  It took months of collaboration and design, and the effect was to give every festival goer enjoyment of the premium technical production and high end immersive technology.  It is an exceptional product borne out of determination to reach solutions in close liaison with a manufacturer and client.  The judges made their decision calling the project “innovation at its best””.

“We’re experiencing more demand from every corner of the events industry for structures which create impact and meet increasingly ambitious production specifications,” says Andy Nutter, Acorn’s Managing Director.  “The reaction on social media (#steelyard) to the new structure has been phenomenal, demonstrating how the introduction of our Super Structure addresses a specific market need for temporary structures which push the boundaries and provide the foundations for great events.”

You can read the NASC announcement at the following link:

Steelyard Build - Creamfields 2016

Steelyard Build – Creamfields 2016

Steelyard Build - Creamfields 2016

Steelyard Build – Creamfields 2016