Who are Mack Events?
Mack Events was founded in April 2013 by Company Directors Ross Mackintosh and Matt Blumberg. The cousins both grew up in Barry in the 1980s / 1990s, when Barry was seen as a tired seaside town with a reputation for being run down and rough around the edges. The original aim of the company was to put on events that would help raise the profile of their hometown, give the people of Barry something exciting to do on their own doorsteps and to help change the perception of the town as a whole.
After a number of high profile events, including evenings with British Lions and Wales rugby star Jamie Roberts, numerous footballing legends such as Jan Molby, Paul Merson, Matt Le Tissier and Ray Parlour, live music events with popular bands and acts such as Toploader and London West End's 'The Valli Boys', working with high profile comedians and special guests such as Mike Bubbins, Howard Marks and Jasper Blakely and the popular tribute festival 'GlastonBARRY' drawing visitors from across the UK and beyond, the company is well on its way to achieving that goal. In 2014 Mack Events were the subject of a fly on the wall documentary by Mark Woods, to find out more about 'Waking up Barry' please click here.
The company's flagship event - GlastonBARRY, has grown from just over 600 customers at the Barry Memorial hall in 2013, to over 15,000 visitors over the weekend at Romilly Park, Barry, in July 2019. The event has attracted visitors to Barry from all across the UK, parts of Europe, Australia and New Zealand, America and Canada, bringing a huge economic boost to the town. GlastonBARRY Ale was released in partnership with Brains Brewery in 2018, it was a huge hit at the festival and is now being sold at a number of public houses in the Vale of Glamorgan. GlastonBARRY tribute festival was awarded Bro Radio's 'Community Event Of The Year' in 2019 – and has been attracting media attention from the BBC, S4C, Wales Online and other local media outlets.
The past 2 years have been a very turbulent time for all in the events world, and the Covid crisis has meant back to back postponements of GlastonBARRY festival as well as all of our smaller corporate events and weddings. Company director Ross Mackintosh stepped away from Mack Events in April 2020 to pursue a new career, but under of guidance of remaining company director Matt Blumberg, and the support of the fantastic team we have built over the past 8 years, the company is looking to bounce back in 2022 with a bigger and better festival than ever and a number of new and exciting events to look forward to.
What do we do?
As well as organising a number of our own events throughout the year, Mack Events can help you find the perfect solutions for your own event. We now offer Wedding and corporate entertainment packages via our sister company -
We can offer a wide range of event services to meet the needs of both businesses and private clients, including a wide variety of entertainment packages for your party, wedding or private function. From props, lighting, bar and catering services to celebrity guests, bands and entertainers we can do as little or as much as is required to help you put on a successful event. For more information on what Mack Events can offer please Contact us
For wedding or corporate entertainment packages please visit our sister company - www.upbeatuk.com Get involved We try to work with as many local businesses and charities as possible and are very interested in promoting and supporting local artists, musicians and performers. We also offer sponsorship opportunities at each of our events to local companies and organisations. If you would like any more information or would like to get involved with any these events please email Mack Events at firstname.lastname@example.org