BURST radio at The Great Escape
Thursday 12 May, Komedia, Brighton
Students who run the University of Brighton’s radio station from its campus in Hastings hosted The Great Escape’s live music event at the Studio bar in Komedia on Thursday 12 May.
The university’s student radio station, BURST, hosted Baskerville, Moss, Laura Jansen, Chapelier Fou, Brasstronaut, Alpines and Nedry. The students introduced the bands and performers as well as providing music between the live sessions. BURST radio also took on the branding for the day’s events in the Studio bar.
The students showcased their talent to a wide, live audience in Brighton. As experienced DJs – many of the students are mature students, though that’s still pretty young by most standards - the radio production course builds on their natural talents for presenting to live audiences by enabling them to gain key professional skills for roles in the radio and broadcasting world using the university’s industry-standard radio suite.
During the day, BURST’s street team were out and about promoting the event and BURST radio station to festival-goers.
Venn Past, Radio Production student, says: “We are hugely flattered to be asked to host such a prestigious event alongside well established organisations such as NME, The Fly and MOJO. This is an excellent showcase promotion for BURST and the university, as a large percentage of the festival goers are students themselves.”
Sarah Atkinson, course leader for Broadcast Media, says: “This is a great opportunity for this dedicated and talented team to gain invaluable work experience. We continually strive to encourage students to take responsibilities in real world industry-based situations in order reinforce the relevance of their university work. It also helps them to develop their skills and confidence for seeking employment opportunities in the media industry when they graduate.”