Ear to the Ground launches sister agency

Agency Ear to the Ground has set up a new live music and outdoor production company called Ground Control.

Kendal Calling takes between 26 and 28 July
Kendal Calling takes between 26 and 28 July

The company, which in January announced it had opened an office in Brazil, said the move forms part of a major growth and restructuring programme.

Ground Control will offer services in event production, stage management, security, fencing, site planning, infrastructure, health and safety, and licensing.

Jon Drape, managing director of Ground Control, said: "We’ve been working on festival and live music productions for over ten years now, however, with the recent growth of the business this is the next natural step in creating a clear definition between the production services of Ground Control and those of our partner communications agency, Ear to the Ground.

"The new structure has been designed to support the growth of the business, especially now that we have doubled our output in the last three years."

Ground Control will be working on a number of festivals this year including The Parklife Weekender on 8 - 9 June; Kendal Calling between 26 and 28 July; and Live at Jodrell Bank which takes place on 6 - 7 July and 30 August.

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