National Multicultural Festival 2016

National Multicultural Festival 2016

We couldn’t be happier with the effort put in by AET staff for the 2016 National Multicultural Festival in Canberra’s city centre. In this, the last year of our contract, we worked on supplying power to the festival’s biggest footprint yet – over 450 stalls! AET has received fantastic feedback from both our client and from the stallholders at the festival.

This year, we wanted to alleviate as much risk of over-usage trip faults by providing more temporary power solutions in known high-use areas. At the same time, this approach would reduce costs for festival management by ensuring additional infrastructure was utilised efficiently. The additional planning and calculating paid off, resulting in the least power-related issues of any festival we’ve run to date.

AET worked to reduce the impact to public areas in the lead up and pack down of the festival. As requested, we only began bumping in certain sections from 6am on the Friday morning of the festival. And we handed back three whole sections of the footprint before midnight on the Sunday. Again, careful planning and coordination with Barlens Event Hire and other subcontractors onsite helped us achieve this.

All in all, AET has been privileged to work on this festival for the past few years. We hope to be successful in this year’s bid for the event to again make it a shining light in Affinity’s calendar.

A big thanks to Nic Manikis and Salar Ayuobi of the Community Services Directorate for your ongoing support and assistance. And of course, a big thank you to Jeremy Kerns and the rest of our staff who worked onsite over a two-week period.