During June, popular music students from Pembrokeshire College took over the Queen’s Hall in Narberth for a night of continuous, high energy performances to wrap up the 2017-2018 academic year.
Extended Diploma Music Technology students worked in partnership with Span Arts to organise the ‘The Future in Now’ gig which included performances from both first and second year music students.
Whilst Span Arts provided the venue and helped with finance, marketing, ticketing, front of house, security, bar staff and volunteer support, the students were responsible for planning and delivering the event on the night.
With big ambitions, the students built a second stage using the college’s sound system to allow ten performances to take place alternating between the two stages. Every student on the course was involved in both the planning and the performance with sets from Joe Lockwood, Tied & Wasted, Leah Roze, Glue, Pink Velvet, Defuser, Finch’s Midnight Neighbours, Exiles, Fire in the Youth (guests from National Theatre Wales) and BDuckz.
The event was a great success with 185 people through the door, generating a small profit for the music department.
Kathryn Lambert, manager of Span Arts commented: “We were thrilled with the event…it was a memorable night! There was a wonderful atmosphere and fantastic energy to the gig. We also loved the two stages and pretty much back to back live music for three to four hours!
Kathryn continued: “We were really impressed with the quality of the performances and, of course, the students stage presence! Well done!”
It was a fantastic event to close the year, a big challenge and a rewarding experience. And a brilliant showcase of the hard work and talent of the music students at Pembrokeshire College.