On the 27th & 28th May, 2023, Access Creative College Bristol (ACC) Students will be heading down to Ashton Court to take part in some pretty incredible work experience with Team Love and their award-winning festival, Love Saves The Day (LSTD).
Bristol Marketing & Events Officer, Charlie Grier, has been working with Love Saves The Day Festival for several years now, and each year, the partnership provides students with invaluable opportunities to develop their skills and build their networks.
‘Working with festivals in the local area is a unique opportunity for students to gain valuable work experience. Not only do they get a chance to learn new skills and develop their professional networks, but they also get to be a part of the excitement and energy of these events. By collaborating with festivals, we can provide students with real-world experiences that are both fun and educational. Such collaborations are mutually beneficial, as festivals get the necessary help, and students gain practical knowledge that can boost their career prospects.
Working with Team Love over the last few years has been an incredible introduction and foot in the door in the events industry for many of our students, past & present. Students are exposed to a whole new world of job prospects, skills and experiences, all while working in a fun and exciting environment.
As part of the Artist Liaison team, our students work with artists, their management and various tour party crew members, while work alongside and learning from stage managers, accreditation teams, programmers, production crews, festival management and many other members of the core team that work hard throughout the year to bring together such incredible events.”
Charlie Grier, ACC Bristol Marketing and Events Officer
Cristy Taviner is just one of the students who has been involved in our work experience partnership with LSTD. This experience has strengthened Cristy’s CV which has since helped her secure roles with festival giant, Festival Republic!
“Working at Love Saves The Day was my first major insight into the behind the scenes of how a festival is run. Working with the Artist Liaison team allowed me to understand what the artist would need when they came to site, I would be there to greet them, show them around and make sure their dressing room and rider was in place and up to scratch.
Through this I was building up my problem-solving skills. I would ensure the stage manager was aware they were onsite and introduce them to the relevant people to ensure a smooth and successful running of the show.”
Cristy Taviner, ACC Bristol Student
We can’t wait to see doors open for our next group of Bristol students once they add this opportunity to their CVs and portfolios. Stay tuned for updates on their experiences and if you’re heading down to Love Saves The Day, be sure to come and say hi. If you are there on the day, have a fantastic and safe weekend!
And that’s just the start! ACC will be travelling across the UK this festival season for other incredible work experience and performance opportunities.
Want to be a part of it all? Apply to study with us this September to get involved in the 2024 festival season.
Love Saves The Day
27th & 28th May
Ashton Court, Bristol
Fatboy Slim and Years and Year
We’re also super proud to announce that a few of our former students will be performing this year, including:
Kahlil Wolf with Punkstars
Jaydrop – With The Blast DJ’s
Kreed – As Gardna’s DJ
Check out the full lineup