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Bankswood Inspire Festival 2014

I’m one of the organisers of this two day free festival that has been running every summer in Bankswood Park in Hadfield, Derbyshire since 2010. The aim is to create a fun, family friendly festival in Glossopdale that will become the number one music event in the area. This of course offers great opportunities to local musical performers but also gives my live sound students the chance to get involved on every level. This year was no exception as all three stages had SSR students at the helm.

Every aspect of the sound production from Front of House to stage management was covered by a student crew member. We had plenty of sunshine so crowds were good and I have to say that the bands we had this year were the best yet. You can get more info on the acts and the festival here:

SSR students Baldur (Mixing FoH Main Stage) and Will (Production Management) with PA owner Paul (Lounging!) working at the festival.

The whole event went without a hitch and everyone involved worked to a professional level. We got some great comments from the bands regarding the student's involvement, including some saying it was the best sound they'd ever had!

SSR Student Wimmy at FoH on the Acoustic stage.

Thanks to all the students who worked hard all weekend.

I’m looking forward to next year already!

A job well done, all the SSR Crew at the end of the festival pictured below. SSR  - Bankswood Inspire Festival 2014