Rigging the 2018 XXI Commonwealth Games

Official Commonwealth Games rigging partner Harry the hirer Productions has supplied more than 5km of truss and 600 chain motors to the event to complete all rigging requirements for broadcast lighting, audio, LED screens, and flag rigging.

“With an event of this magnitude and the variety of installations, we needed a reliable truss system that could meet all the necessary requirements of the Games,” said Simon Finlayson, General Manager at Harry the hirer Productions.

The planning process for Harry the hirer Productions began approximately 12 months ago, with the team on site since January. “After a considerable scope-of-works change, a lengthy design phase and months of careful planning, we decided to expand our existing large Eurotruss inventory to have enough on-hand to cope with the needs of the Commonwealth Games while continuing to rollout other events across the country,” said Simon.

The Eurotruss system allowed Harry the hirer Productions to optimise set-up times, which was ideal due to the many deadlines a large international event imposes.

The Australian sales partner of Eurotruss, Showtools International, supplied Harry the hirer Productions close to 1000 sections of the Eurotruss Truss System. This is the largest truss purchase ever made in Australia for a single event.

“This purchase allowed Harry’s to complete the event while simultaneously delivering the company’s annual contracted work across Australia including the Australian Open Tennis, the Australian F1 Grand Prix, Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival, Melbourne Flower and Garden Show, ATC Autumn Carnival, Australasian Gaming Expo, and many other shows during this period,” concluded Simon.


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