Plymouth students to produce rock concert

An alternative rock gig in Plymouth will be the first event run by the International Production Youth Network (IPYN), which aims to help young people break into event production.

IPYN event
IPYN event

The music event at Plymouth’s Dbs Live on 12 May will be entirely run by young people, from the production engineers and event team down to the local artists performing.

Production industry talent spotters will attend to consider performers for future opportunities and the night is supported by local industry suppliers, including Clockwork Audio System and Skymind Studios.

International Production Youth Network has previously supplied crews of young people to events like Sonisphere Festival’s Rock Royalty stages, but this is the first time it has put together its own show. Many people taking part are music students at the University College Plymouth.

Liam Wood, producer for IPYN Live Plymouth, told Event: "We’re trying to put together a full technical production so it’ll be between 15 and 20 young people running the show. There’s not an age restriction as such but most people are on that cusp of just finishing university."

The music night will be first in a series of regular showcases for youth talent in the south west of England and the network hopes to involve young people all over the country in similar events.

IPYN was set up by production manager Rachel Haughey, who has worked for Glastonbury festival, agency Ignite and the World Cup Kick Off Concert in Soweto in 2010.

To apply to be part of IPYN visit the network's Facebook page.

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