Students from Southampton Solent University help beam Glastonbury Festival across the world

Daily Echo: Dolly Parton, one of the headline acts at the Glastonbury Festival Dolly Parton, one of the headline acts at the Glastonbury Festival

SHOW-stopping performances from acts including Metallica, Fatboy Slim, and Dolly Parton at this year’s Glastonbury Festival will be beamed across the world thanks to Southampton students.

A team of nearly 50 staff and students from Southampton Solent University are working at this weekend’s Glastonbury Festival.

For the tenth year the team will be providing skilled staff, students and cutting-edge equipment to perform vital film and production jobs for the renowned festival.

This year Solent is also running Glastonbury’s own digital media hub.

At 2014’s event, the University will be distributing news content around the globe. Roles range from film production and radio reporting to backstage management, or filming live acts for outside screens.

Daily Echo:

Southampton Solent University students at the Glastonbury Festival.

Principal lecturer and producer Tony Steyger said: "Ten years at the festival is something of a milestone for us, and with over 1000 bands performing the students are given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to gain valuable professional experience.

“Word is definitely out there about Solent’s work with the festival, and organisations are now coming to us as we gain a reputation for high-quality work.”

As well as being responsible for filming the Leftfield Stage run by Billy Bragg and the iconic Silver Hayes dance area, the Solent team will be making a documentary about The Park – an area of the festival organised by Emily Eavis, daughter of Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis.

With a less mainstream remit, the students will be aiming to cover artists and stories that would not otherwise be reached.

Solent’s festival team is also branching out this year, with students filming bands and events at Boardmasters in Newquay and Blissfields in Winchester for the first time.

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