Our specialist team lives and breathes concert touring, combining many years of experience and technical expertise with a passion for live music events.

We’ve supplied technical equipment and support for household names and emerging artists in rock and pop, both on tour and for one-off performances. From New Order, La Roux and The Charlatans, to Mark Knopfler, Stephen Wilson, Status Quo, we’re incredibly proud of our work with artists across the music spectrum. We work firmly in collaboration with production managers and lighting & video designers to supply the equipment that will deliver their vision, from creative lighting systems to bespoke drapes, staging and of course, expert crew.

Our service doesn’t end when the equipment leaves our warehouse – each project has a designated manager from start to finish, who work alongside the production team to offer ongoing support and help ensure the stage is set to deliver amazing shows.


“Hawthorn provides a really straightforward, all-encompassing and efficient operation. As a production manager, that means a great deal: lights, screens, drapes and associated rigging, plus all those little bits in between, are all taken care of. Nothing was too much trouble: one phone call and a Hawthorn van would arrive.”

Kevin Hopgood, Production Manager, Mark Knopfler, Kylie Minogue, War Of The Worlds and many more


Many of our knowledgeable staff started their careers in the theatre and this expertise, combined with a genuine enthusiasm for live performance, means we share a fundamental understanding of the diverse technical needs of a theatrical production. Having supplied equipment to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for over 26 years and supported touring productions including Hairspray, our team is more than a safe pair of hands.

To speak to our Hire team about your project, call 01664 821111, email or visit our dedicated Hawthorn Hire Site.