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Solar Powered Sound System

State of the art efficient 4200w Yamaha PA system coupled with an all LED lighting rig and industry standard off-grid solar equipment. This loud sound system is completely powered from the Sun via our Solar Generator. It is suitable for full bands and DJs and will run all weekend even if its cloudy. We are experienced sound engineers and our Outback power systems inverter is as reliable as a generator and less noisy and smelly. Contact us.

Leylines Trio at sese 2016-sun-18

4 speaker Active Yamaha DSR PA system inc. DSR118W subs and DSR115 full range tops (Yamaha’s top of the range powered speakers), 4 x Yamaha DBR10 powered monitors, plus Shure SM58s, AKG Blueline Condensers, drum and instrument mics, Di Boxes, Behringer Xr18 18ch Digital Mixer (with analogue back-up). The PA system is ultra efficient using the latest Yamaha and Nexo technologies.

Our stage lighting rig is 8 x 15w RGBA LED parcans and 2 x 120w CW/WW/A LED stage floods controlled by Zero88 level 6 DMX. Plus loads of LED strips, festoon lighting and ambient sparklies.

Quick links: Green Dragon Solar Generator, Marquee Hire, Corporate Events.

DSR series specs here.

Photocredits: Will-he-is, Sound of Summer 2016

What the Wild Things Do at Hayton Castle

Hayton Castle Fields are very happy to announce a FREE and exciting festival – a combination of creative industry professionals from all over the world, come together to create a variety of cool and interactive workshops.


GDP provided high quality PA and lighting for this beautiful stage. The day included an array of musicians, bands, conservation stands and educational workshops and was relaxed and enjoyable.

Canvas Marquee Hire

Green Dragon hires out small marquees, tents and awnings.

New in is this 5mx5m White Canvas frame tent. It is bomb-proof and looks great, light and warm inside.

White frame tent front

Vintage Green Army Marquees

green military marquees

Army marquee hire, they can be cafes, mess tents or catering areas, music venues, cool party spaces, workshop spaces, festival accommodation or living space. They are perfect for WW2 themed events, film props or re-enactments. The marquees are waterproof and because they are made from quality, heavy canvas, we use them for our solar cinema. Contact us.


Green canvas traditional poled tents with walls and ground-sheets can be set up as 6 meters by 9 meters with 2 poles – or as 6 meters by 6 meters with one central pole. I have 2 of these military marquees to hire, one is new and the other is around 50 years old. They are both robust and waterproof. The doors can be placed anywhere you require. The tents can come with fire extinguishers, groundsheets and lighting. Longer wooden poles can raise parts of the sides for doorways.

Gaia Tribe Healing tent


Quick links: Solar Powered Sound System, Green Dragon Solar Generator, Corporate Events.

Cafe and workshop space
Gaia Tribe

Awnings and Shelters

We can erect canvas awnings for rain cover and workshop spaces. Currently we have 2 3x6m green canvas and one 4x4m white canvas.

Corporate Events

Smartly dressed technicians and industry standard AV equipment for internal and external corporate communications. We have over 16 years corporate event experience and are used to dealing with people from all sectors in high profile venues.

Event Technical Project Management.
Set and Staging, custom logos, lettering and vinyl wraps.
High quality PA systems including Radio Microphones.
Video cameras, projection and PowerPoint production.

We will produce your event and make the technology work for you with the maximum of efficiency and minimum of fuss. Contact Us.

Quick links: Solar Powered Sound System, Green Dragon Solar Generator, Marquee Hire.

Past events gallery

Positive Vibrations Festival

Upskill Events presents:

Positive Vibrations was a 100% solar powered off grid festival with a focus on energy and technology. A full programme of talks and hands-on workshops during the day with Live Music at night.

September 2016 and 2017, Prestwold Hall, Loughborough, LE12 5SQ

We are an ethical gathering with a positive message about sustainable living, 100% powered from off grid renewable sources with infrastructure by Resource Living and solar stage by Green Dragon. Loads to get involved with all weekend including walks and activities in the grounds of Prestwold Hall, Kids’ activities with Precious Days, ethical traders selling hand made, second hand and up-cycled goods, a bar selling real ales and ciders and a Café providing sumptuous vegan and vegetarian food.

PV is a gathering with a friendly vibe and a positive message. Learn practical skills for sustainable living.

The Gaia Tribe

May 2018, Roseberry Topping – dates announced soon.

Green Dragon will be back at Gaia Tribe in 2018 providing solar power, site lighting and a warm dark marquee for the healing space. Gaia Tribe have a beautiful site near Roseberry Topping, North Yorkshire. A happy, friendly, family, small festival with loads of workshops, activities and delicious food. Xxx