Event Management graduate Patrick McNaught has organised a wide range of events from live gigs and club nights to art fairs and flea marketing. His main focus since graduating has been the creation and ongoing implementation of ‘Washed Out’ – a two day, multi-venue underground punk, indie, emo and hardcore music festival in the centre of Brighton.
The festival does everything thing in-house, including design, social media and marketing campaigns, website design, as well as booking and logistics.
Patrick’s work on the festival led to his being awarded the BIMM Brighton Enterprise & Business award in 2018.
Washed Out Festival takes place in the centre of Brighton in a selection of the city’s best underground venues and unique, quirky bars. It is a festival with its roots firmly in the Brighton DIY community and curated by a team of passionate promoters who champion DIY artists and diversity. Art and punk culture are at the heart of everything they do, in order to bring a unique experience in the UK’s most liberal seaside resort.
Reflecting on his time at BIMM Brighton, Patrick said:
“Studying at BIMM gave me the skills and support needed harness my passion of event management into a dream job. The friendly and professional team of teachers and lecturers collectively have a vast amount of music and events industry knowledge coming from all areas and disciplines. They are always helpful and encouraging but also ready to share their insight, new ideas and take you out of your comfort zone. The Events Management degree has allowed me to take my events from an amateur level to a professional standard and find my feet within the music and events industry.”