marquee hire hampshire - DarkStar @ Reading Fringe

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DarkStar - Reading Fringe 2018

The DarkStar - Reading Fringe!

The Reading Fringe Festival is an award-winning festival, started in 2013 by a marketeer, a producer and a writer. The Reading Fringe aims to support local emerging artists, provide an affordable platform for artists travelling up to the world-famous Edinburgh Fringe and to welcome exciting, vibrant acts to the town from all over the world. It is an incubator for a range of art forms - painting, sculpture, dance, poetry and drama and more all have a chance to shine on the Reading Fringe stage.

DarkStar - Reading Fringe

Since it was started, the Fringe has won the Pride of Reading Award for Cultural Contribution 2014, Festival of the Year at the inaugural Cultural Awards 2017. It is, largely, run by volunteers and supported by a number of Patrons - all of whom are invaluable to making the Festival a success. It was nominated for the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2015. DarkStar - Reading Fringe is proud to be part of such a worthy event.

As part of the event, DarkStar - Reading Fringe have been asked to provide the party venues, lights and sound for a silent disco (you need sound, even for a silent disco!) to be held on Station Hill (right next to the railway station, unsurprisingly!) in Reading on the evening of Friday, July 27th. Our expertise covers all parts of the event spectrum, from small, intimate private parties to festivals and larger outdoor events. Our talented team have a lot of experience with public events - we even ran the lights for a concert by the inimitable Rick Astley! 

We are proud to be a sponsor and supporter of such a great event and we are always pleased to support the growth of talent in the arts. On a smaller scale, we regularly sponsor local amateur dramatic societies (such as the Silchester Players) and support local charities including the Loddon Lions and the Felix Fund (a fund to support members of the Bomb Disposal community).

There’s lots more information at their website.

party venues berkshire - Social Tent


Up to 50

This amazing marquee will seat 40 in comfort for dinner or allow 50 people to throw shapes until dawn! There is ample room for a bar and DJ!


party venues hampshire - Gathering Tent


Up to 100

For a larger event, our 18-metre diameter Black Darkstar is the ultimate funky tent! It is designed to function as a nightclub during the day with black-out walls


party venues surrey - Epic Party Tent


Up to 150

When you really need to push the boat out for those important landmark events, we suggest the Ultimate Darkstar – that’s both tents used together!


  • "The part went amazingly. It just looked absolutely great and everyone had such a great time"
  • "DarkStar's people were absolutely amazing and they took the stress out of organising the party. The next big event we have, we are DEFINITELY going to have DarkStar organise it."
  • "The tent seemed to light up into a pop-up disco which our guests thought was incredible!"
  • "Just a big "WOW" from everybody really"
  • “Thank you so much for all you have done, the party was a roaring success and we are all thrilled. You have a really special set-up. I wouldn’t even consider any other company if we were to have a party again. All the kids were wowed by the whole atmosphere and just how cool it was.”
    Victoria Hurley
  • “A massive ‘Thank You’ for the great effort you all made to make sure things went so well. The stage, sound and lights are the talk of Bentworth. It was obviously as spectacular and professional as we’d anticipated”
    Steve and Julie
  • “Not only is the Silchester Music Festival an amazing night, it is an amazing feat of organization. The festival significantly helped us in winning the Southern Village community of the year award.”
    Claire Jones / Silchester Parish Councillor

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