Suffolk New College music students gain industry experience with backstage passes at Latitude

Suffolk New College music students Duncan Drake, Mark Bennett and Jonathan Payne backstage at 2017 L

Suffolk New College music students Duncan Drake, Mark Bennett and Jonathan Payne backstage at 2017 Latitude Festival. Picture: NIGEL CHAMPION - Credit: Archant

Music students at Suffolk New College were able to gain some first-hand industry experience at Latitude last weekend – with two students securing work placements.

Suffolk New College music students Sam Garland (left) and Jordan Hay, who both gained work placement

Suffolk New College music students Sam Garland (left) and Jordan Hay, who both gained work placements for the duration of the Latitude festival. Picture: JORDAN HAY - Credit: Archant

A group of students were issued backstage passes to find out how the festival operates, following a similar trip to the 02 Arena in London.

Students Jordan Hay and Sam Garland meanwhile secured work placements as production assistant and artist liaison (supporting bands before and after they go on stage) respectively.

Course music tutor at Suffolk New College, Nigel Champion, said: “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.”

Suffolk New College music students behind the mixing desk at Latitude Festival. Picture: NIGEL CHAMP

Suffolk New College music students behind the mixing desk at Latitude Festival. Picture: NIGEL CHAMPION - Credit: Archant


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