Beth O'Leary

Long-term festival patch monkey, from village fetes to the main stage at Reading Festival, Beth has read and interpreted countless audio riders and knows what separates the successful ones from those destined to create chaos at changeover.

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Beth O’Leary is a freelance live sound engineer and tech based in Sheffield, England. Over the last ten years, she has done everything from pushing boxes in tiny clubs to touring arenas. She has spent a lot of her life in muddy fields working on most of the major festivals in the UK including All Points East, Bestival, Cambridge Folk Festival, Download, Latitude, Lovebox, Reading, SW4, T in the Park and Wireless. She has a particular passion for festival patch, flying PA, travel, and good coffee. She is a regular blogger for

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Advancing the plot - how to make clear and effective stage plots to minimise confusion and have a great show

June 04, 2020, 04:15 PM
Beth O'Leary