Nescot students plan music festival for college

Jun 12, 2013

Nescot students plan music festival for college

Nescot students have organised a free music festival in college next week for learners, staff and visitors.

Final-year Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma Music Technology students are also performing at Nestival, an event they have created for Music Event Planning, their final unit.

The event will showcase the students’ diverse talents, from DJ sets offering a range of electronic dance genres and live acts from acoustic soul to hip-hop, and rock to blues.

Nestival is being held in Café Direct on Tuesday next week (June 18) from 12.30-6.30pm, with free food and drink available from 2.30pm.

"We're really looking forward to it, we think it's going to be a great afternoon," said student Tate Barber.

"The standard of the acts is really high, and we think that there's something for everyone to enjoy."

The students had the idea of Nestival as a class and have delegated roles to each student, from the organisation of the event to practical tasks on the day itself.

Performers have been planning their shows and rehearsing, while those on the organising committee have been looking at the finer details.

“We’ve done everything, from presenting our idea to senior college staff to looking at health and safety and how to promote Nestival,” said student Liam Ryan.

“It has given us a good understanding of what’s involved in planning and putting on an event, and if it goes well we hope it sets a precedent for the future.”

Nestival will also coincide with the Visual Art Department’s end-of-year exhibition, with photography and art and design students showcasing their work.

The exhibition will be held in the Visual and Performing Art Department building from 10am until 4pm from June 14 to 28, and from 11am until 2pm on June 29.

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