The Project:

Brighton Fringe is the largest open-access arts festival in England. It is an international festival that is at the same time rooted in the community. It embraces every art form and every form of artistic expression and supports new and established performers in trying out new work and taking risks.

In 2021 and 2022, Brighton Fringe consisted of 630 events in 91 venues across the city and attracted audiences of over 170,000.

Located in the heart of the town, the Brighton Spiegeltent is home to the best Fringe events and late-night fun.

Our Solution:

The Noba team provided a Starlink backup internet system alongside 300Mbps fibre main connection. With up to 800 revellers at full capacity, all ordering refreshments via their phones along with the cashless bar systems, a robust WiFi network was critical to the smooth running of the venue’s operation.

Noba provides a remote monitoring and active support service for the five-week tenancy to ensure the network runs seamlessly 24/7.

It’s great to be back for the 2nd year running working with the Laine Pub co providing the site-wide connectivity. To make sure this network is bulletproof due to the long tenancy on this site we build in as much redundancy as possible. The Internet is provided by a 300Mbps leased line brought into the site via a 60Ghz wireless link from a nearby commercial office space. We then provide a Starlink low latency high-speed internet service with a long-range 5G solution.

The core network is set up in high availability mode, meaning if anything fails it will seamlessly fail over to the secondary source.

Noba maintains a management link to the managed network service and proactively monitors the status and health of all the active equipment using a centralised platform. This enables us to track usage and performance, monitor SLA compliance, and trigger automated alerts to help both with proactive maintenance and troubleshooting.

Nobunao Hirano

Event Technical Director