Top names behind the world’s biggest festival of its kind arrived at Loughborough College recently to share insider tips with students.
Technicians and performers studying for their degree in Music at the College were joined by Glastonbudget’s Nick Tanner and Murray Stewart.
Preparations are underway for this summer’s live event which will see students run the highly successful Loughborough College LoCo stage for the fourth year for artists on the international circuit.
Rich Alter, Lecturer in Creative Arts at Loughborough College, explained how Glastonbudget Managing Director Nick and Production Manager Murray, who have built the tribute festival into a global brand, offer students an invaluable insight.
“It enables our students to see first-hand what it takes to run an event of this scale.
“They hear about planning for emergency services, the movement of people, ensuring there is water and internet the costs involved and how that impacts of ticket pricing and profits.
“There is a level of behind the scenes detail coming from the very people who do this for a living and do it very successfully and that is enormously beneficial for our students.
“This is the fifth year Nick and Murray have talked to our students and we are incredibly grateful to them for sharing their expertise. That, combined with the experience the students gain as crew and performers on our stage over the festival weekend, enables them to see first hand what it takes to operate in the live events industry and really boosts their career prospects.”
Glastonbudget takes place on 26, 27 and 28 May 2017 http://www.glastonbudget.org
Pictured: Loughborough College music degree students with (centre) Rich Alter and (centre left and right) Glastonbudget’s Nick Tanner and Murray Stewart
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