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Welcome to Forefront Productions. Based in Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire, we provide a complete service within the entertainment and events industry. We offer:

  • Full audio/visual production for concerts & festivals, conferences, fashion shows, product launches and more;
  • Tour Grade Sound Reinforcement Systems suitable for small pubs through to large 2000+ capacity venues;
  • Equipment rental - dry hire or engineered, with backline also available;
  • Live audio recording available at your event;
  • Full UK coverage, though our East Midlands location means we can offer a particularly punctual service within Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Derbyshire and South Yorkshire.

Whatever your budget we can provide a sound system and/or lighting rig for your event.

Our concert systems offer industry standard equipment used by touring professionals worldwide, with a crew of dedicated personnel who will work hard to exceed the expectations of everyone involved and make your event an overwhelming success.

STOP PRESS... We have a new baby: HK Lucas Nano 300 PA system.

  • Very small and lightweight for ultra-portability;
  • Retains big sound due to active subwoofer;
  • Satellite speakers sit atop microphone stands (supplied) or can stack directly onto the sub;
  • Ideal for small acoustic gigs or presentations etc;
  • 3-channel mixer built into sub: dedicated mic input plus two stereo channels;
  • Dry-hire price: 50/day including SM58 microphone

We can now supply a stage for small events - indoor or outdoor. Basic specifications:

  • Performance area 6m x 5m (20ft x 16ft);
  • Stage height above ground level 400mm (16in);
  • Canopy footprint 6m x 6m (20ft x 20ft);
  • Canopy ridge height 3.7m (12ft);
  • Canopy may be hired separately as function tent or general shelter;
  • Stage platform suitable for bands, presentations, catwalk use;
  • Installable in areas where trailer access would not be possible.

Please call or email for a quote or to discuss your requirements.

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The Big Night Out 5

The Big Night Out 5

Big Day Out @ Melton Mobray Working Men's Club 3th & 4th October 2008, 6PM till Late.

Bands Friday: Smoking Kills, The Fuss, Project Notion, A Dog Called Limbo, Box Theory, Breek.

Bands Saturday: Useless Wooden Toys, Lux Mundi, Scarset, XMA, Haich, Apex.

£5 in Advance or £7 On the Door.

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Mi Casa Festival

Mi Casa Festival

Saturday 6th September sees the 2008 Mi Casa Su Casa Festival

Continuing their support of local music and artists, the organisers will be showcasing South Holland's finest alongside bands from further afield, providing a day long program of musical entertainment.

This year, Mi Casa Festival will be staging all of the day's music from within a circus tent (kindly provided by Stardust Entertainment) with PA provided by Forefront Productions, guaranteeing a fantastic party what ever the weather!

Appearing on the main stage this year: Lloyd Watson; Honey Dog; The Aviators; Blue Mary Jane; Dan Fridholm; Dan Audio and Momeraths followed by DJ sets to take the music into the night.

A new addition to this year’s festival is an open mike busker stage giving local musicians the opportunity to bring along their acoustic instruments and perform.

Other Activities include Merchandise stall, Waltzer, Astronomical observations after night fall (South Lincolnshire Astronomical & Geophysical Society).

As well as the music, Mi Casa festival will be encouraging people to enter the Tug of war Competition (Teams of 5) and attend in fancy dress.

Prizes will also be awarded to crowd members throughout the day for their contributions to the event.

Mi Casa Festival supports local produce; sourcing food, beverages and additional supplies locally: Tea and cake stall; Real Ale (Provided by Oakham Ales); BBQ (Provided by George Adams); Ice Creams (Provided by Laddies ice cream).

Due to the limited supply of tickets and the overwhelming response to last year’s event, people are advised to purchase tickets early, obtainable from the South Holland Centre, costing £8 (children get in free). Ticket Price includes free camping and parking.

This year the festival will be supporting Cancer Reseach UK, specifically the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

The Mi Casa Festival is located at Albion Farm, Moulton, Lincs, PE12 6PA

Erewash Canal Festival 2008

Erewash Canal Festival 2008

Erewash Borough Council have organised the second Erewash Canal Festival, this time to take place at Trent Lock, Sawley, NG10 2FY on Sunday 24th August 2008.

Forefront Productions Ltd will be supplying a distributed PA system for announcements, emergency calls and the Mayor's speeches.

With a whole host of entertainment including dog show, children's disco, treasure hunt, pony rides, face painting, fairground rides and puppet shows, it promises to be a fun day out for all the family - weather permitting of course!

Come along and enjoy the fun as well as the delightful countryside surrounding this important waterways interchange.

Americana International 2008

Americana International 2008

Once again we shall be providing sound and lighting at the Americana International Festival, Newark Showground, 11-13 July.

The rockabilly stage, housed in the Joe Hallam pavilion, proved a rip-roaring success last year, with the room full to bursting each night.Come along this year and get them feet a tappin'.

A summer music festival is to be held at Newark's Riverside Park.

A summer music festival is to be held at Newark's Riverside Park.

The organisers say it will replace the live music that was a central part of Newark and Sherwood District Council’s Newark On Water Festival.

That festival was last held in 2004 when 16,000 people watched the headline act, The Human League.

Admission was free but the cost of running it, and health and safety concerns caused by the high attendance, led to it being scrapped.

Now, the couple who ran the children’s fairground that was part of the event are bringing music back.

Mr and Mrs Gordon Pearson have booked a Robbie Williams tribute band, Robbie Williams Millennium, to perform on Saturday, June 14, and the Motown group, JD And The Impressions, for the following day.

Local bands will make up the rest of the line-up over the two days. The event will open at 10am and close at 10pm each day.

Tickets will cost £3 and under-tens will be admitted free.

The Pearsons, who are investing £5,000-£6,000 in the event, have the support of the district council.

Mr Pearson, the owner of Pearson’s Amusements of Ibstock, Leicestershire, said Newark had missed the music that came with the Newark On Water Festival.

He said he wanted his Newark Music Festival to be a local attraction, although there was no way of halting wider appeal.

Mr Pearson said it was the first time they had organised a music festival.

He said the site would be fenced and there would be stewards from a reputable security firm. The stage and music system have already been booked.

Mr Pearson, who has been in the fairground business for 50 years and travels all over the UK, said: “We believe it will be successful enough for us to hold it every year.

“It won’t be as big as before, but there were a lot of disappointed people, including us, when it finished so we hope by bringing it back we can make those people happy again.” - The Newark Advertiser

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Stage supplied by ShowMaster

Newark Beer Festival XIII

Newark Beer Festival XIII

Newark Beer Festival 23rd to 25th May 2008

Back once again we will be providing lighting for this years entertainment stage.

Friday night entertainment from celtic rock band Cold Overture.

Headlining on Saturday Night is Larry Miller, a welcome return following his appearance at the festival in 2006. Support from The Unusual Suspects and Booba Dust.

Soundtrack of Yesterday play on the Sunday.

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Newark Jazz Festival 2008

Newark Jazz Festival 2008

In May this year, we will be supplying stage lighting for the Saturday and Sunday evenings' events at the Ann et Vin premises in Castlegate, Newark. In what will be two of the biggest shows of the festival weekend, some of the heavyweights of the jazz world will be appearing.

Saturday sees a stellar gathering of straight ahead, swinging mainstream jazz musicians. Trumpeter and composer Guy Barker, also to be heard playing with Sting and George Michael, has played for jazz greats Gil Evans and Quincy Jones and leads his own band. David Newton has been voted Best British Jazz Pianist seven times, while saxophonist/clarinettist Pete Long leads the Ronnie Scott’s Club Big Band and his own Echoes of Ellington orchestra featuring the UK’s finest. Newark has all three, on one Newark stage - in a wine shop!

On Sunday, Andrew Hall has assembled a one-off line-up of the best New Orleans-style players to bring the third Newark Jazz Festival to a riotous close, featuring top players from the US and UK - Karl Hird, Tony O'Sullivan, Roy Maskell, Bill Bryden, Bill Salmond and pianist Phil Parnell. Their CVs are impressive, their track records enviable and, if you enjoy a good time, don’t miss this this rousing finale! If you know these names, you won’t miss it. If you’re wondering what the fuss is about you’d better get your tickets now before they sell out.

See Newark Jazz website for further details and to purchase tickets.

UK Motorhome & Caravan Spring Fair 2008

UK Motorhome & Caravan Spring Fair 2008

Event Developments Ltd, organisers of the UK Motorhome & Caravan Spring Fair, engaged Forefront to provide the staging, PA and lighting for the two evenings of entertainment, held in the Lady Eastwood Pavilion, Newark Showground on the 14-15 March.

The building, with a capacity of over 1000, was transformed into a concert hall for the two nights with trussed lighting gantries to the front and rear of the stage and 7.5kw Martin Audio PA.

Entertainment included female duo Venus, illusionists Vizage, Quiz shows and comedy trio Jokerz Wild.

Russ Harman and Neil English of Event Developments wasted no time in booking us to return again on the 27-28 March 2009.

Big Night Out 4

Big Night Out 4

Big Day Out @ Melton Mobray Working Men's Club 7th & 8th March 2008, 5.30PM till Late.

Bands Friday: Bad Coma, Twisted Whistle, The Fake Exterior, Wake Up Dead, Scarset, The Fuss, Apex.

Bands Saturday: Box Theory, Funked Up & Souled Out, Smoking Kills, Lux Mundi, Breek, Haich, Ictus.

£5 in Advance or £7 On the Door.

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The Kills in Nottingham

The Kills in Nottingham

The Kills don't mess about. Their raw, minimal, clenched strain of rock'n'roll gets straight to the dirty little point. No frills, no back up. Just a man and a woman, digging deep, with a simple drum machine and a guitar that snarls like a Rottweiler. -- BBC

Join us on 2nd March 2008 @ The Art Organisation, Nottingham.

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