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Bandstand LIVE! supported by students across the university

3rd June 2016

The second Bandstand LIVE! took place in Palmerston Park in May, and Solent Music joined 103.9 Voice FM in sponsoring the event.

Southampton Solent University students from a range of courses were involved in all aspects of the event, from helping to book the artists through to working on event management, promotion, media, and production.

Solent band Ko_Plune took to the stage alongside local favourites such as Submariner, The Costellos and Novatones, and a Re:So pop-up shop also appeared in the festival marquee.

Ko_Plune playing. Credit: Nocturne Photography

Chris Anderton, manager of Solent Music and course leader for BA (Hons) Music Promotion and BA (Hons) Music Management, said of the event: “It was our first outdoor music festival of the summer, and it was fantastic to see so many students from so many courses getting involved and helping to make it run so professionally and successfully.”

Matt Bunday, of Matt Bunday Events, said: “We were absolutely thrilled with how Bandstand LIVE! went. The event took place on a sunny Saturday afternoon in late May and was attended by around 3,000 people.

“We really enjoyed working with the students, and they were involved from quite early in the planning process, making it truly an event that they can be proud of as well.”

One of Re:So’s stalls.