“Rival have always been extremely flexible in the production of the Glastonbury programme. It’s a live event so things change constantly and with over 2000 performers, it’s essential we get all of the detail correct which they always go out of their way to make sure happens.”
Dave Henderson – Glastonbury Festival, Magazine Publisher
Eco friendly printing is essential for Glastonbury, and that means recycled paper, inks that limit any environmental harm, and laser-focused logistics. New environmentally friendly printing solutions come thick and fast, and Dave says that the easiest thing for him to do is “ring up Rival and say: ‘this is what we need’” and pass the challenge onto us. Environmentally friendly printing is a challenge that we welcome with open arms for any of our clients.
To further add to this challenge, everything for Glastonbury needs to be completed in a cost-effective way as its profits go to its charities such as Greenpeace, Water Aid and Oxfam.
Key to the production of this magazine is flexibility. At the last minute something will change, like when Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters fell off stage in Sweden and broke his leg two weeks before the festival and a new headliner was added (that was Florence and the Machine by the way, might win you a pop quiz one day!). When things like this happen, Rival Colour always rises to the challenge.
We asked Dave (Henderson, not Grohl) if he had any stories to tell of working with Rival, “ironically, none that can be printed” he said. Then he remembered one year at the Q Awards…
Tim from Rival was dropping off some proofs for me at the Q awards. He offered me a drink and I just pointed in despair at the massive queue. “Don’t worry” he said. Tim ran off and came back a couple of minutes later with a round of gin and tonics. Dave said, “To this day I still don’t know how he pulled that off. Rival can deliver drinks and print faster than anyone else!”
*Note, no magic dust was used in the development of this case study