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Skills Council gives students backstage insights at major festivals

By | Published on Friday 3 June 2011

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Students from across the UK will be taken behind the scenes at festivals run by Live Nation and Festival Republic this summer as part of a partnership between the live music firms and the National Skills Academy For The Creative & Cultural Industries. The Festival ‘Stage-Side’ Days will give aspiring music business professionals back stage access to festivals like Download, The Big Chill, Leeds, Wireless and Glastonbury to see how major music events are put together.

Confirming his company’s involvement in the scheme, Live Nation UK boss Paul Latham, who is also Chair of the creative industries skills council, told CMU: “Live Nation are involved in these events to ensure that potential crew of the future understand the roles and careers available in this industry.  The success of our business – of any business – depends on having a skilled workforce and these stage side visits help the students to understand what those skills are”.