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Nescot’s Music Technology students organised and performed at their own festival at the college yesterday (Wednesday).

Students on the college’s two-year Music Technology Level 3 programme arranged, set up, produced and DJed at Nestival, held on the balcony of the Skills Park.

Musical styles ranged from house to hip-hop, and there was also a guest set from Music Technology tutor Neil Keating, who has an extensive career as a musician performing as Controlled Weirdness.

The event was also filmed by students on Nescot’s university-level Bridge to Industry qualification, new programme which helps students get more ‘real-world’ experience for their careers.

“The students have worked really hard to put on this event,” said Louise Gaskin, Head of Creative Industries at the college.

“It’s a great project for them, because it pulls together lots of the skills they’ve learnt during their time at Nescot, from live performance to marketing and event management.”

Max Angus, a second-year Level 3 student, helped to organise Nestival and also performed. Speaking after his DJ set, he said he was happy with the event as a whole.

“We’ve definitely learnt a lot, but we’ve had fun doing it,” he said. “Putting on and promoting a live event is hard work, and it’s really useful experience for the industry in the future.”

Nescot offers Media and Music Technology at Level 1, and Music Technology at Level 2 and 3. You can read more on our website here.

You can read more about the college’s Bridge to Industry qualification on our website here.