UClan students are back with annual festival

Sean Roche project manager of the UClan Future Sounds Festival 2015

Sean Roche project manager of the UClan Future Sounds Festival 2015

  • Three-day festival is back this weekend
  • Forty performers booked
  • Range of innovative and experimental music
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A three day event of experimental music and dance, organised by music staff and students at the UClan, returns to Preston this weekend.

The annual Future Sounds Festival 2015, sees students collaborate to organise and perform the project.

The main point to the festival is to shine a spotlight on innovative and experimental music

Ben Rolland, second year promotions management student, who is promoting the event said: “The main point to the festival is to shine a spotlight on innovative and experimental music that has a different sound to most other festivals and show music fans various acts from different styles and cultures.”

The festival has become somewhat of a tradition in recent years as new students take on the project from the previous years.

The festival, which takes place in UCLan’s Media Factory over three days from Friday 8 to Sunday May,10 is set to be bigger and better that ever before with over 40 performances already booked.

These include a Preston-based electronic super group called Third City featuring the talents of Jon Aveyard, (current Music lecturer) Carl Brown, (recent music graduate) Josh Horsley (current Music lecturer) and Dan Wilkinson (current Music Production lecturer).

UCLan MA Music Industry Management and Promotion course leader Les Gillon said: ““The Festival gives our graduating students the opportunity to perform, and be assessed, alongside established artists. It’s a great experience for all those taking part as well as a fantastic opportunity for people in Preston to come into the University to watch and hear the next generation of budding creative talent.”

Tickets for the event cost £6 for Friday, £8 for Saturday and £10 for the Sunday.

Full weekend tickets can be purchased for £20.