Confetti at Hockley Hustle 2019

Monday November 4, 2019

On Sunday 27 October, a number of Confetti students were involved in Nottingham’s annual Hockley Hustle festival where they were able to put their skills in music, live events and photography to good use.

This year’s festival was a great success, covering over 35 venues across Nottingham’s vibrant city centre. Confetti’s ‘Do it for Real’ opportunities were really put to the test on the day, with students getting involved in crewing, performing, photographing and even filming the event at a number of these venues. Let’s have a closer look at some of the students in action…

Student tech support

A number of L3 Technical Events, degree-level Audio and Music Technology and degree-level  Live and Technical Events students helped support – and even ran – the tech for various venues throughout the day. We were really impressed by all the work they did in making this day festival run smoothly and nailing the sound and visuals support for many performers throughout the day.

Venues supported by Confetti’s student tech crews included The Bodega, No. 27, Faradays, The Fox and Grapes, Sue Ryder, Suede, Keans Head, Wax, Blend and Dash.

Former live and tech student Abby Kelly who supervised the tech team on the day spoke about the event:

“This was probably the best Hockley Hustle we have done! Everyone is so happy with how the students have worked this year. Everyone worked so well as a team and having a range of all the students from different courses really showed off the skills of each individual student. They really are a credit to Confetti!”


Confetti’s college and degree-level Music Performance students know how to wow a crowd, and they certainly did this at Hockley Hustle. More than ten student acts performed at venues across the city like The Angel, Suede and Metronome.

Student performers included: Crying Violets, Witches Mark, The Lapels, Marty, The Chase, Velvet Blush, Marvis Revenge, Alfie Sharp, Grace Lee, Clonk, Black Cats and Magpies, Pixie Styx, Sam Barker and Camille Christel.

Supporting the film crew and volunteering as photographers

Throughout the day, Level 3 and degree-level Film and TV Production students filmed performances, capturing amazing content for the performers and the festival as a whole.

2nd year film student Joe Ibberson spoke about his work at the event:

“I enjoyed my day filming for Young Hustlers, it was a new experience for me, leading a team and being part of organising the event. I learned a lot about organisation and giving direction, as well as being independent by going out there for long hours and getting my own footage.”


On top of this, some of our students volunteered as photographers at the event. With so many exciting performances in different venues around the city, the day was rich with opportunities to take some great pictures.

Do you want to study a course where you can get involved in events like this and learn  your trade in a real-life setting? Why not check out our college and degree-level courses and come along to one of our open days.