Music students get back stage pass to one of UK’s biggest music festivals

Music students get back stage pass to one of UK’s biggest music festivals

A group of music students from the college got a back stage pass to one of the UK’s biggest music festivals where they got an insiders glimpse into life behind the scenes at Latitude. 

The learners – all from Suffolk New College – travelled to Henham Park to find out more about an event that attracts global stars from the world of music and the arts.

Previously, the group of music technicians travelled to the O2 in London earlier this year where they got a tour of this venue ahead of a concert by the popular UK singer, Craig David.

Both the O2 and Latitude trips were organised by Steve Cheney from the Creative and Cultural Skills – an organisation that helps young people access opportunities to creative industries.

Course music tutor at Suffolk New College, Nigel Champion, said, “Our students got a VIP back stage tour of Latitude and they even got to sit behind a mixing desk. Two students managed to secure work placements. One (Jordan Hay) worked as a production assistant and the other (Sam Garland) worked as an ‘artist liaison’- supporting bands before and after they went on stage.

He added, “This has become a bit of an annual outing for our students and it’s such a great opportunity for them to see what goes on at one of the biggest festivals in the country. It’s a great experience to add to their CVs and we would like to thank the festival and the Creative and Cultural Skills team for this amazing opportunity.”