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SouthBound Festival, November 17th-18th at the SU.

The festival, run by Goldsmiths Music Society, will run on November 17th-18th at the SU.

The student-run SouthBound Festival will return to Goldsmiths next week. Andrew Rolland, the BMus Music graduate heading up the team, said, ‘We started it last year, it was all about giving students the opportunity to practice and perform.’

And this time it’s set to be a much bigger affair. It’s now ticketed, open to the public, and acts now include notable alumni alongside current students. ‘This year we wanted to show the progression from students to alumni, and encourage people to put themselves forward a bit more, and see where and how you can develop as a musician.

‘There’s a much better mix of genres of music, but also people who have just started playing live who are still students at uni, and much more seasoned players who are alumni now and still want to keep going with what they’re doing.’

Such alumni acts include: D.A.N, Bubbles, Tony Njoku, and Rosie Everett, with headliners Temptress and Noctürn. DJs to look out for include Natalie Sandi, Jamie Rosso, Iagö, and Blasé Vanguard. No Blur, alas.

SouthBound will be held at the SU across two stages. Upstairs

The majority of students find themselves strapped for cash, myself included. I got to a point where I felt I couldn’t fully appreciate live music as I never had enough money to be able to pay for the gigs or concerts. However, that all changed when I stumbled on the Dice App. This app is designed to share the hottest music by specified location without having to pay any additional booking fees or charges. At first I was sceptical, I felt there must be a hidden catch or I had signed into something which ultimately would sponge my card dry. The first gig I attended was free at The Old Blue Last, a pub and venue based in Shoreditch. The headliners were called ‘Catholic Action’ supported by upcoming bands ‘Palm Honey’ and ‘Playing House’. This not only introduced me to three bands, all of whom were talented and unique in their own right, but it was also a great opportunity to meet likeminded people and chat to the band members themselves. The second gig I went to was at The Shacklewell Arms where I watched a band called ‘Haux’ supported by great upcoming singer Rosie Carney. I checked Haux out