After a stringent selection process and possibly the weirdest and toughest 24-hour interview ever, Trident Gum has finally found its Perpetual Festival Globe Trotting Guide.
Katie P from London was picked from thousands of entrants to take on the momentous challenge of tackling, writing and filming from 30 festivals in 30 weeks
The Kerrang! journalist was put through her paces at a manor house in Surrey, where she had to pitch a tent in the dark, prepare a meal as part of a team, entertain guests at a party, complete a writing task and undergo an intense interview with a panel – all on a few hours sleep.
Rob da Bank from Bestival, George Lamb from BBC 6Music and our very own editor Daniel Fahey were among the judges to select Katie, despite some very tough competition from nine other finalists.
Speaking about the judge’s choice, Daniel Fahey said: "We chose Katie P because she has what Simon Cowell would refer to as the ‘X Factor’. She has years of experience in the writing industry, an abundance of endearing confidence and appealing charm and a gritty festival background that will ready her for any eventuality over the 30 weeks. I, for one, can’t wait for her first report back!"
Her first assignment will be the International Music Summit in Ibiza and you can keep up to date on her progress at www.tridentGum.co.uk
For your chance to win a pair of tickets to join Katie at one of the festivals, simply buy a Perpetual Festival pack of Trident Gum and enter the unique code at www.tridentGum.co.uk