The Playpen

  • Becky Young
Concieved of and delivered a unique and immersive ‘adult playground’ festival concept, successfully pitching it to two leading UK festivals; Secret Garden Party and Shambala. The concept revolved around transporting adults back to their childhood and encouraging them to embrace their silly side with a giant ball pit, party games, finger and hand painting. We used oversized props to distort reality and make guests feel small in comparison including giant ABC blocks, giant 90s themed wendy house, twister, space hoppers, and primary colours.
I was in charge of coordinating the pre-festival build and logistics onsite; managing the volunteer staff; liaising with festival organizers and site managers to ensure H&S and sound regulations were adhered; managing the budget.