Have you booked your tickets for MacmillanFest yet?
The Festivals, raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support, are held in Nottingham and Bristol and were shortlisted for Best Metropolitan Festival at the UK Festival Awards 2015.
Read more about the festivals and Kris’s time at Bucks New University below.
Go straight to MacmillanFest Facebook for all the information, videos and images supporting this award winning festival, and snap up your tickets whilst you still can.
What is involved in your day-to-day work?
Booking artists, promotion of events, running live events around the country and all day to day running of the company.
What have been your main career achievements to date?
- Being shortlisted for running one of the Best Metropolitan festivals in the UK (Macmillan Fest) at UK Festival Awards 2015.
- Running UK tours for up and coming artists.
- Winning of Pure Rawk Awards – Promoter Of The Year 2014
- Working on events such as:
MacMillan Fest Nottingham, Saturday 3rd Sept 2016
MacMillan Fest Bristol, Saturday 24th September 2016
Sweet Notes Festival Nottingham, Saturday 16th July 2016
- Working with people such as: Jake Bugg, Saint Raymond, Bleed From Within, Tesseract, Lock & Key, JettBlack, The Algorithm, The Treatment, Stop Stop, Earthtone9, Dave Mcpherson (of InMe), Brother & Bones, Ingested, Skarlett Riot, Evil Scarecrow, Fearless Vampire Killers, Adelphia, In Hingsight, The One Hundred, Shields, Uneven Structure.
How has your qualification from Bucks helped your career?
Some advice from my tutors has been incredibly useful since my time at Bucks. The course gave me the foundations to take my events to the next level and run a company competently, and also helped me develop great people skills and organisational skills.
What advice would you pass on to your first year self?
Get as much work experience as you can. Do not wait too long to find a job in the industry.
This can be a very hard industry to get into, let alone make a living from. Make sure you have a realistic plan when entering into this industry, and always have a back up.
Make sure you use your voice more as a student if you are not happy with your course you are paying
Images taken at MacMillan Fest, 5th September 2015, Nottingham
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