Confetti Degree Students Volunteer at Beat the Streets Festival

Tuesday February 1, 2022

Our students teamed up with the industry veterans at DHP Family to put on a day of live music, with all proceeds donated to charity.

On Sunday 30 January, our students volunteered their time and skills to Beat the Streets festival for a day of live music, raising funds and awareness for rough sleepers in Nottingham. Students from a variety of courses took part, including Music Performance, Audio and Music Technology and Live and Technical Events – gaining invaluable real-world experience in the live entertainment industry.

Founded in 2018, Beat the Streets is a day-long music festival organised by DHP Family. All proceeds from the event are donated to a charitable organisation named Framework, who work to offer a variety of social based services to people who are rough sleeping, struggle with addiction, require mental health support and much more. To date, with the support of countless musicians and team members, Beat the Streets has raised upwards of £100,000 to help the people in Nottingham who need it most.

By taking part in the event, our students not only contributed towards a phenomenal cause but were also offered the opportunity work side-by-by with professional sound engineers, lighting technicians and artist liaisons; learning first-hand how to navigate and deliver on the various roles required to run a successful music festival.

The festival takes place across multiple stages and venues, including Rock City, Rescue Rooms and The Bodega. Each of these venues have played host to both internationally famed and local legends. Nirvana, Metallica and Jake Bugg are just a few of the well-known acts to have visited. There’s not much the DHP Family don’t know how to do when it comes to live music, and they were happy to share that experience with our students at Beat the Streets.

First year BSc (Hons) Live and Technical Events student, Will Henderson said:

“It’s a good chance for me to get my hands on some equipment I’ve not used before and it’s a good chance to improve my knowledge, and just learn a lot of new things. Today I’m helping out with front of house sounds, helping the bands load in and making sure everything is working correctly”

Our current students weren’t the only ones at the festival on Sunday as Confetti Alumni, The Crying Violets, were also in attendance. The trio took the stage in Rock City’s Beta venue to deliver a stunning performance, delighting the audience with their catchy basslines and angelic vocals.

Katie, leading singer of The Crying Violets said:

“We took part in the Confetti Single, which was really amazing, and put out our single ‘Broken Dreams Club’ – which came out last summer. Today we’ve just played Beat The Streets and it’s been a really, really great day for an amazing cause.”

Interested in studying Music or Live Events Production at Confetti? Book onto an open day to find out more about all the opportunities on offer here at Confetti.