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Students take centre stage at Leeds music festival

Students are teaming up to help organise Live at Leeds.

Students are teaming up to help organise Live at Leeds.

HUNDREDS OF students at a Leeds university are teaming up to help deliver one of the biggest music events in the city.

HUNDREDS OF students at a Leeds university are teaming up to help deliver one of the biggest music events in the city.

Over 170 people from Leeds Metropolitan University will get hands-on industry experience by helping to organise the YEP-backed Live at Leeds festival.

Students studying music, events management, entertainment management and broadcast media will take on a variety of roles during the jam-packed weekend of events.

The eighth annual festival, which runs from May 2 to May 5, will give students the chance to run the wristband exchange, create videos, manage stages and organise the launch party and a charity football tournament.

Leeds Metropolitan University lecturer Samuel Nicholls, who is also a guitarist in headlining band ¡Forward, Russia!, said: “The opportunity for events management students to work on a real life event [...] is invaluable.”

Simon Bell, senior lecturer in events management, said: “It has been eight years now since we set up the partnership with Live at Leeds and every year we have offered more and more opportunities to our students.”

The Unconference will also be run by the students.

The event is a free annual music industry, enterprise and networking event and will take place on Wednesday, April 9 at the Brudenell Social Club.

In a new event, the university is also working with East Leeds FM and Leeds Inspired to host ‘The Unconference Extra’ at the Goals Soccer Centre in Leeds on Monday, May 5.

The tournament will see 32 teams made up of bands, promoters, venues and lecturers compete for the Live at Leeds trophy, with money being raised for Martin House Hospice.

For more about the Unconference and to register for events, visit www.liveatleeds.com/unconference.

 

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