Bram Stoker Festival 2013

Bram Stoker Festival, Dublin, 26th – 28th October 2013

The Bram Stoker Festival is inspired by the life’s work of one of Dublin’s most notorious citizens, Bram Stoker, the writer of world-famous gothic novel, Dracula.

On Halloween week, the popular festival thrilled families with an eclectic mix of attractions, ranging from spooky city tours to the impressive ‘Fire Garden’ exhibition.

Magnum Events were contracted to provide production management and support services for some of the outdoor spectacles and events, namely; Dracula’s Fire Garden, the Skeleton Parade, the Spine Chilling Sights & Sounds in the City, and Vampire Hunt.



On the Bram Stoker Festival 2013 we worked closely with the St. Patrick’s festival management team to providSPFe:

Accreditation / Access Control

– Accreditation design & implementation
– Access control systems developed and implemented

Budget Management

– Pre event budget estimation
– Budget management & control
– Provision updates and projections throughout project
– Post event budget analysis and report

Crowd Management

– Identification, provision and management of public performance spaces
– Planning and management of an ad-hoc street parade

Event Management

– Development of an Event Management Plan in conjunction with the event safety consultants
– Event Management / Event Control for outdoor spectacles and events
– Liaison with the relevant stakeholders and statutory agencies
– Liaison with voluntary agencies with regard to first aid cover


– Liaison with insurance brokers to ensure adequate event coverage
– Collation of supplier and performer insurance documentation
– Collation of all other relevant documentation; structural & fire safety certificate etc.

Production Coordination

– Identification of resource requirements
– Supply of temporary infrastructure
– Development and implementation of an event production timeline
– Supplier liaison & Management

Risk Management

– Identification of potential project risks
– Management of fire safety risks
– Liaison with event safety consultants
– Implementation of risk management and elimination processes

Security Management

– Security scheduling and management


– Signage management plan development and implementation
– Design of event signage

Site Planning

– Creation of scaled (.dwg) CAD drawings
– Positioning of all event infrastructure and requirements


– Supply of production staff and crew
– Development & delivery of briefing plans and packs
– Staff Management