Labrinth is headlining to be fair

SU launched tickets for the 2015 Summer Ball yesterday – and chaos ensued.

Crowds of bleary-eyed hungover students queued, some for over two hours, before sales opened at midday.

it got longer

it got longer

2,000 tickets at £45 were available to buy from the SU bar, and a further 2,600 online, including final year only regular tickets and final year only VIP tickets.

hours after the launch

Students flocked in their droves to claim their place and have a nap between the mapped out white lines, snaking around the SU.


Demand was just as high online. With just 600 final year ‘VIP’ tickets available, each £50 (plus the 50p online charge) the UPSU site was crashing by 12.03pm and telling students that “product sales limit has been reached”.



The message meant that the limit for the payments being processed had been reached, not that they had sold out, and many students still had the tickets sitting in their online baskets without realising.

Third year photography student Tom said, “The website crashing and error messages meant we were scared we wouldn’t get tickets. Eventually we did but not all of us could get VIP.

“The acts are ok but I’ll probably be too drunk to notice them.”

insta was inundated

insta was inundated

Labrinth has been revealed as the headline act, following on from Professor Green last year.

Finalist Tyler was beside himself with anticipation.

He said: “I’ve got all of Labrinth’s albums so I’m excited to see him at my last ever summer ball.”

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But some were less than impressed. Grumpy third year Joe complained: “The line up’s pretty shit, I’ve only heard of Labrinth.

“But you don’t just go for the music, it’s a big end of year night out.”

All online tickets had sold out by yesterday afternoon, with tickets still currently available from the SU.