A promising line-up at Latitude Festival
From Thursday 18 to Sunday 21 of July, Latitude Festival promises to deliver incredible comedy, film, dance, literature, music and much more to your eyes and ears - and, reading through the line-ups, I can almost assure you this promise will be delivered. And, who better than to aid this delivery than 100 of Leeds Met's volunteer students?
Over the course of six nights and days, hopefully sunny might I add, our volunteers will be gaining access to the staff campsite and aiding the unravelling of the upcoming line-up. Leeds Metropolitan University has been working alongside Festival Republic since 2007, providing outstanding opportunities for students to gain extracurricular experience to add to their CV's. Each year, Leeds Met invites students, staff and alumni to volunteer at Hove, Latitude and Leeds festivals working on a wide range of projects from performing on stage to stage management - all crucial roles to the desired smooth-function of the festivals.
The extraordinary line-up of the 2012 Latitude Festival began with a promising range of artists; including Lana Del Rey. The Festival influenced many expert-opinion-based reviews, stating that the seventh Latitude event was the "muddiest but best" with "excellent acts." Aided by the volunteers, it's safe to say 2012's Latitude Festival was a mass-recognised, phenomenally-credited success.
Developing from last year's reviews; it would be a fair point to add that this year will demonstrate a sensory overload of comedians ranging from Sean Lock to Russell Kane, to tomorrow's upcoming musicians - featuring Veronica Falls and Sam Smith. Also, moving on from 2012 which was described as the "muddiest" Latitude Festival, the weather forecast for the upcoming week is wonderfully warm and dry - especially significant when compared to last year.
Volunteer roles will include anything from aiding the direction of the ticket-holders to working with and meeting new people. This, as I have already stated, is an incredible opportunity to provide for marvellously well-equipped CV experience in volunteer work; something an employer would pay specific attention to.
Miraculously, I have managed to maintain your valuable attention right to the end of this article; therefore I would like to add that this year's Latitude Festival is set to show beautifully talented performers and, as of today, beautifully equipped volunteers, prepared for anything from showing a friendly-face to aiding the sculptured set-up of the stage - something ticket holders to the occasion will kindly appreciate.
Jenny Hamilton, Student Work Experience Temporary Placement