In previous years, students from BA (Hons) Music Promotion have worked alongside on-site artist liaison staff, artists and managers to meet the contractual terms of riders, prepare dressing rooms, and make sure that artists make the stage on time. They have even taken on aspects of stage management and booked/managed small stages of their own. As well as this, BA (Hons) Popular Music Journalism students have gained work experience with Bestival’s official festival newspaper, The Bestival Bugle. The role included pitching ideas, headlines and captions, and giving the editor feedback on the paper, as well as being sent out as roving reporters around the site to comment on everything from travelling drag-queen shows to off-the-beaten-track attractions.

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