Empty Quarter Events

Empty Quarter Events provide stretch tent hire for garden parties, weddings, pop-events ... and The Magpies Festival! 

We are thrilled that Empty Quarter Events will be providing the tent for our Brass Castle Stage and bar. 

Based on the flawless design of traditional Bedouin tents, stretch tents were actually born and perfected in Cape Town, South Africa. Designed to withstand high coastal winds, strong summer sunshine, and unpredictable rainfall - perfect for the UK!

It all started back in 2009 when founders, Lukas & Abbey, stepped foot in the UAE. They fell in love with Rub' al Khali (aka "The Empty Quarter"). Encompassing most of the southern third of the Arabian Peninsula, the "Empty Quarter" covers some 650,000 km². It is an awe inspiring landscape, a seemingly endless expanse of desert. "Empty", yet full of life. 

It is an influence which they are proud to bring back to their home town of York.