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Back to school for rockers

The Futureheads have returned to their former college to perform two gigs ahead of this year’s Split Festival in Sunderland.

<p>The band were all students at Sunderland College and well-known on the city’s music scene before hitting the big time. Now they’re returning to college to perform tracks off their latest album, Rant.</p>
<p>Students have also been asking the band members about their careers and time at the college during live Q and A sessions.</p>
<p>The band has already played at the college’s Shiney Row campus with the next gig at the Bede campus on Tuesday (Sept 18).</p>
<p>The performances come in the run up to the Split Festival, which band member Ross Millard is involved in organising.</p>
<p>The festival takes place in from September 21 to 23, with Sunderland College supporting the event.</p>
<p>Rob Stewart, Curriculum Leader, Catering at Sunderland College, said: “It’s fantastic to welcome former students back to the college. They’re inspirational, demonstrating just what hardwork and dedication can help you achieve.</p>
<p>“We’re thrilled to be involved with the Split Festival. It’ll provide our catering students with some great real life experience, putting all the skills they’re learning in to practice.”</p>

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