Arctic Lake, a band whose members graduated from the University of Westminster’s Commercial Music Performance BMus Honours course, will be playing at Reading Festival this weekend under the banner of the BBC Introducing programme.

Drummer Andy Richmond, Vocalist Emma Foster and Guitarist Paul Holliman have been selected to perform at the Festival on the BBC Introducing Stage from 13:50-14:15 on Sunday 28 August 2016.

The melodic band was discovered in the BBC Introducing Uploader and were soon selected for a highly sought after weekly spot on the Radio 1 daytime playlist in their last year at university. BBC Introducing was created in 2007 to support unsigned, undiscovered and under the radar musicians.

Electronic-trio Arctic Lake have been carving a distinct niche for themselves since their debut 'Limits' in 2015. 'Limits' has since gone on to reach over 1 million streams on Spotify and Soundcloud, earning the band significant interest from the media and industry. Their follow up single 'Only Me' was another significant success for the band, writes the Reading Festival page.



Radio host Sean McGinty, who looks after the BBC Introducing programme in Lancashire, said of the Westminster alumni: "Arctic Lake are originally from North Lancashire now based in London. They possess a smooth clarity of voice and sound that washes over you like warm clear waves on a quiet sandy beach. Over the last two years I've watched them grow into a firm contender for wider acclaim."

The University of Westminster’s Commercial Music Performance BMus Honours course is designed for those entering the music industry as performers, songwriters, composers, musicologists and educators. It supports the development of instrumental and group performance skills with composition, underpinned by a programme of contextual studies combining musicology, music business and music education.

Places at the Commercial Music Performance BMus Honours course are available for a September 2016 start through Clearing.

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