It’s been a week since we set up camp in Glastonbury’s enchanting green fields, so why does it feel like a lifetime ago?
For most people, the Foo Fighters’ stellar headline set and Liam Gallagher’s raucous solo return are now but a distant memory. For our BIMM students, however, Glasto 2017 will be an experience they will never forget.
As is tradition, we invited several lucky students to the iconic Croissant Neuf Bandstand – the second oldest stage after the Pyramid Stage – for our annual BIMM Showcase. Taking place in the Green Fields, this year’s event saw an extensive roster of new music from some of our most talented musicians.
Weather-wise, the weekend was a complete contrast to last year’s festivities which saw an endless assault of rain and mud. The sun shone with blistering temperatures and blue skies as far as the eye could see.
“Words can’t describe the HEAT as we dragged our stuff to the campsite…but it was totally worth it and then some! What an AMAZING experience,” revealed punk poet and singer- songwriter Nish Goyal, whose witty lyricism and humour proved a hit with the Pilton crowd.
He was joined by BIMM Brighton’s brilliant Ed Sansom and the immensely talented Amelia Caesar, who spoke excitedly about playing to a packed audience and hundreds of passers-by on her first-ever visit to Glastonbury.
“Being able to play was a surreal experience, the Bandstand had such a lovely atmosphere, and there was always a really good crowd,” she told BIMM.
“It’s true when people say there’s something about Glastonbury that you can’t explain to someone who hasn’t been, it’s a really special place, and I feel extremely lucky to be part of the line-up this year.”
Of course, the weekend wouldn’t have been at all possible without our seasoned backstage crew. BIMM Brighton students Connor Selby, Casey Newman and Anton Mocock all worked incredibly hard to ensure this year’s showcase went off without a hitch.
Talking to BIMM about his experience, Connor said: “The weather held out all week which was great, and I saw Foo Fighters. Such an Incredible place. It was definitely an experience I’m not going to forget in a hurry.”
Both our performers and crew did a phenomenal job of representing BIMM at Glasto, and we’re thrilled that the gang got to see so many of their favourite artists in between their own killer sets.
BIMM will be out in full force at a host of other great festivals this summer. In the meantime, see what Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis had to say when he sat down with BIMM earlier this year.
If you want to get involved next year, whether on stage or behind the scenes find out more about our courses and apply now.