See behind the scenes of Warwick University’s free festival for undergraduates including performances from Clean Bandit, Foxes, Nick Mulvey and By The Rivers 🎤☀️
In the summer of 2014, Warwick SU hosted the Warwick Summer Party, a free festival for all students on University House Field. With fairground rides, zorbing, refreshments and face painting on offer, students were able to enjoy performances by Foxes, Nick Mulvey, By The Rivers and, headliners Clean Bandit.
Alongside the main stage, Warwick SU opened the Coffee House stage, a smaller stage featuring student artists and accoustic sets from touring university musicians. Warwick University’s student radio station was on hand to broadcast live coverage throughout the day.
From Lily Cole’s near death experience in a Clean Bandit music video to why Foxes prefers to play to university crowds; you can hear from presenters Lauren Holgate and Jordan Hyams Parish as they interview the key acts from throughout the day below.
Listen: How the Warwick Summer Party was promoted on RaW 1251AM, Warwick University’s Student Radio Station.
Headliners of Warwick University’s Free Festival were Clean Bandit. Jordan and Lauren caught up with them after their performance and spoke about how their unique mix of classical and electronic music took them straight into the mainstream.
“We’ve been playing together for about 6 years, been friends for ages. We then put on a club night at University and performed there. [We] then started making music videos for our songs which got attention on YouTube“
Listen: Full interview with Clean Bandit, Lauren Holgate and Jordan Hyams Parish.
Second act on the main stage at the Warwick University Summer Party was Foxes. Talking to Lauren she says she loves playing to University crowds.
“I love playing unis because everyone is just pissed, it’s just great! Everyone is celebrating, it’s nice. I never had anything like this [at uni].”
Listen: Full interview with Foxes and Lauren Holgate.
Talking to RaW 1251AM, Warwick University’s student radio station Zane describes what it was like interviewing Kanye West, “I feel very fortunate to still be enjoying [the radio] more than ever before… the Jay Z, Kanye, Eminem trilogy really set us up.. I just sort of let him sit back and have his moment”.
Listen: Full interview with Zane Lowe, Lauren Holgate and Jordan Hyams Parish.
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