Event TV: Interview with Bestival director Jim King

Event gets the lowdown on festival security at Bestival in an interview with its director Jim King and Showsec director Mark Logan.

In the video, King describes the 2012 event, which ran from 6-9 September, as "by far the best one we’ve ever done."

The four-day event looked after 55,000 festival-goers and around 5,500 staff. Logan said it’s like "securing the welfare of a small town – it’s probably the biggest town on the Isle of Wight during the event".

Showsec has a five-year contract with Bestival organisers to supply security to the event and its sister show Camp Bestival.

King added: "We have developed a strong relationship with Showsec and together we have changed the role and perspective of event security by integrating them into the fabric of the events."

To find out more about what it takes to stage an event like Bestival, check out the video.

Video produced by Plaster.

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