MUSIC students will be leaving the classroom and hitting the stage for real in Huddersfield this week.
Musicians from the Kirklees College BTEC National Diploma in Music are hosting an event entitled Livestock on May 20 at The Parish at Kirkgate.
The students have to organise, promote and perform at the event as part of the final major project for their course.
BTEC National Diploma Music Technology students will be looking after the sound engineering for the three bands performing – Vanilla Gorillas, Like Tarts and Russian Legsweep.
Students on the BTEC course have organised gigs as part of their final projects in the past.
But last year, the event was branded Livestock.
Robert Sutherland, a student on the course and member of Like Tarts, said: “We decided to keep it as a sort of brand, so people know it’s an ongoing event each year for the National Diploma course.”
The bands will each perform songs from a mix of genres – everything from 1950s rock and roll to funk and modern indie.
Robert said: “We will be doing songs by everyone from Muddy Waters to James Brown, The Smiths and Kings of Leon.”
The BTEC National Diploma Music course lasts two years and covers performance, sound recording, music business, DJ technology and composition. Places are still available for the next intake of the course.
Livestock tickets are £3 and can be bought from the venue. Doors open 8pm.