How on earth can a shipping container be of use at any of the many festivals going on in the UK this Summer? Perhaps unsurprisingly, it is the fact that shipping containers are so easily transportable and adaptable, which has meant that they have been used in a variety of different ways from Glastonbury to the Game Fair.
Perhaps the most obvious way in which they are used is in the form of refrigerated shipping containers. The fact that goods, such as drinks or food can be kept in the temperature controlled environment of a refrigerated container which can be run either from a generator or connected to an electricity supply means that they are in great demand. They are available for hire or for purchase.
Shipping Container Conversions such as those use to house cashpoints are also extremely popular. As well as containers converted into stands or bars. The coffee shop here is taken round the various festivals in Italy, although there are plans to build some in the UK.
But of course, the most common use is as storage containers. Keeping stock secure yet easily accessible is vital both when travelling or when the stand at the festival is set up when the container becomes a store room.
These are just some of the ways in which you might see a shipping container used should you visit a Festival this year. Let us know if you see any more – and send us a photograph!