Four music students had the opportunity to spend a behind the scenes day at Latitude Festival 2017.
Tom Trowbridge from BA (Hons) Popular Music Production , Eliška Kubečková from BA (Hons) Music Management, Toby Robinson and Miles Moody from BA (Hons) Music Promotion joined the former Glastonbury and Reading and Leeds stage manager Steve Cheney‘s production company to learn the ins and outs of running a festival.
Photos by the students
Eliška, “It was a great experience. Steve was really nice and took us everywhere he could and answered every question. At first, he showed us the festival area, all the different stages and told us about performances that happened the previous days. He also took us to the backstage area, showed us where artist liaison, artist and staff catering and all different production offices were and then we went to the backstage of the main stage, where we saw how the equipment for all the performing artists was getting ready.
“I really enjoyed the possibility of seeing how the backstage of a big music festival works and meeting all the people working there”