Journalism students join BBC 6 Music festival

Journalism students join BBC 6 Music festival

Four talented LJMU Journalism students are about to embark on a fantastic opportunity - working alongside some of the biggest names in broadcasting at the BBC 6 Music festival.

The event is coming to Liverpool for the first time, bringing some of the hottest acts to the city. Hot Chip, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Little Smiz and The Coral are among those performing, with other highlights including Jon Hopkins, The Cinematic Orchestra and Jungle. Music fans can also expect "in conversation" events as well as spoken word and poetry at venues across the city.

The four LJMU students will be working alongside broadcasters such as Lauren Laverne, Cerys Matthews and Steve Lamaq over the course of the weekend. They will also be helping the live events team, giving them a real taste of working in national radio on an event of this scale.

Julie Cullen, a Commissioning Executive at BBC 6 Music, helped shortlist the students. She says: "It was incredibly important for us to ensure we could work alongside journalism students in Liverpool. We recognise the amount of young talent there is in the city and we are really excited that we are able to harness some of that. We're delighted to have LJMU on board".

The students had to submit a radio package, a social media idea and a letter explaining why they would be perfect for this opportunity. Senior producers and executives at 6 Music then shortlisted the successful four, which include second and third year Journalism students, and an International Journalism MA student.

The festival runs from Friday 29 March until Sunday 31 March.


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