The BBC broadcasts some of the biggest festivals on the planet: learn how the BBC Audio Team faithfully and accurately delivers these events to fans on TV, radio and online exactly as the bands intend them to be heard.
Simone Lombardi is an Italian sound engineer and music producer based in London. He began his career as a trainee studio manager at the BBC, developing his craft on news, sport and classical music broadcast. After two years he joined “Group 2”, the department responsible for all the pop & rock live music on BBC Radio: he quickly established himself as one of the regular engineers at the legendary Maida Vale studios, recording and mixing iconic programs like the Live Lounge and Peel Sessions with a multitude of world-class artists. He subsequently specialised in outside broadcast, covering major national festivals like Glastonbury, Reading and T In the Park. He is passionate about music production and has released commercial records for leading independent record labels like Rough Trade, as well as his own work on the pioneering electronic dub label Universal Egg.