Event staff specialists for corporate, stadium & arena.
Ground Control, founded in 2010, boasts a rich background in live music touring, having collaborated with top-tier festivals and legendary international acts like The Rolling Stones and Metallica.
What sets us apart in the industry is our team of experienced women, leading the way with integrity, reliability, and an unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction. Our solutions consistently exceed expectations, earning us a well-deserved reputation for exceptional service and cultivating enduring client partnerships.
Working with A-listers and crew demands discretion, and we adhere strictly to internal policies, ensuring privacy and confidentiality.
We proudly partner with industry giants such as Live Nation, Frontier Touring, Chugg Entertainment, TEG Dainty, and the esteemed Military Tattoo, underscoring our proven track record. Our expertise extends to handling complex operations involving up to 1500 performers from around the world.
With our nationally recognised female-led team at the helm, you can trust that your event will be flawlessly executed by industry experts.
Services We Offer
General Event Staff
Crew & Artist Drivers
Greenroom & Dressing Rooms
Asian Pop Translators
Ticketing & Accreditation
VIP Hosts & Assistants
Backstage Catering Staff
Customer Service & FOH Staff
Together, we will craft unforgettable experiences that leave a lasting impact.
Katy Richards, extends her influence as a university lecturer in Music Business and Tour Management, empowering students to drive positive change in the Live Music scene, with a strong focus on inclusivity and diversity.
Her dedication further extends to supporting live production crews through her board membership at Crew Care, a national volunteer organisation.
Moreover, Katy’s impact resonates on a global scale as she serves on the board for the Music and Entertainment Industry Educators Association (MEIEA), fostering excellence in music and entertainment business education.
What they say
“Katy’s care and attention to detail have been instrumental in the successful delivery of many of the tours I’ve promoted. Having known and worked alongside Katy for over 25 years I can personally attest that her dedication to understanding and meeting the often unique needs, demands and objectives of complex touring logistics sets the benchmark in the industry. Katy goes above and beyond to ensure that the aspects of tours she and her elite team are engaged on will be meticulously planned and flawlessly executed. Her professionalism, expertise, extensive experience and genuine passion for what she does make her an invaluable asset to any endeavour.”
Sahara Herald – Tour Director Frontier Touring
“Ground Control has been an invaluable partner in facilitating our VIP experiences for Live Nation. The administering and provision of a pool of staff who are enthusiastic and committed to providing a high level of customer service, have made Ground Control our go-to choice. We highly recommend Ground Control for their professionalism and reliability.”
Carly Griffen – VIP Manager Live Nation
“The event staff provided by Ground Control were well suited to the task and a great fit with the event. The staff provided were extremely enthusiastic and willing to perform both routine event tasks required as well as more sensitive and complex customer facing jobs. Ground Control staff displayed a high level of professionalism and contributed to the smooth running of the event. Having worked with Katy and her team over many years I have complete trust in Ground Control’s ability to source and provide quality staff that contribute to creating a positive experience for patrons and a successful and safe event. I would be happy to recommend their services to others in the event industry.”
Tracey Wall – Safety in Numbers