It's the biggest rock night on campus with a special guest dropping the heaviest tunes! With an appearance from Don Broco (DJ Set), expect everything from rock to metal to alternate and everything in between with some of the biggest rock anthems. Expect air guitar competitions and of course, a lot of head-banging. If your neck needs a break, fear not - we'll also have a third room outside playing all the hottest chart tracks.
Don Broco formed officially in 2008 after a number of years playing together, and in various other bands, at Bedford Modern School, vocalist Rob Damiani, guitarist Simon Delaney and drummer Matt Donnelly have honed the art of rock music with a gloriously melodic edge. Joined by new recruit Tom Doyle on bass, the quartet’s debut album is one of the most adrenaline-veined, hook-heavy rock debuts of the year.
Therein followed a determined DIY push at doing the band “properly”. In between extensive gigging, including an appearance at Download and a support slot with Enter Shikari, they released the self-recorded single Dreamboy in October 2010. It was at this point that they realised the momentum, propelled by putting songs online for free download and selling EPs at their increasingly-attended live shows, was pointing towards a more substantial release, resulting in the 2011 mini-album Big Fat Smile. “Writing that was when we decided what we really liked about our sound – the idea that we keep things quite fun and hi-tempo, keep the lyrics simple and tell stories.”
Pssst. Don't forget, we're putting on the perfect pre-party before Don Broco at The Packhorse. In case you forgot, we're hosting a very special edition of Transmission for you. We're joined by indie rock bands, The Young and Purple#9, who will be bringing you live music on The Packhorse car park. After you've had your chance to head bang and show off your air guitar skills, we'll be bringing the party indoors where you can expect us to drop you the freshest independent releases and classic indie anthems.
Oh, and we've got budget drink deals too. You can enjoy the return of £2 drink specials on selected drinks the whole night.*
*Drink Specials: Pints of Amstel and Symonds cider, house spirits and mixer and bottles of Desperados, Corona and Budvar
£12 On the door
Included in the Gold and Silver Freshers' Festival wristbands
Tickets will guarantee you entry into the venue until 11pm, after this time entry will be dependent on venue capacity until midnight.
Online tickets may be transferred at the door, on the night of the event, between 10pm and 11pm. Transferals outside of this time need to be completed in person at the wristband exchange - tickets cannot be exchanged any other way. You cannot transfer a ticket and then come back to the event later unless you purchase an additional ticket. If transferring on the door, you will need to enter the SU once you have transferred your ticket.
The person whom you are transferring your ticket to must be present. Please remember that you are responsible for any guests you sign in even if you transfer your own ticket and do not attend.
Your College Card will automatically have your ticket added to it once payment is completed online. You simply need to turn up with your College Card and photographic proof of age ID (driving licence, passport, PASS card or government ID) or a signing in wristband and the person who signed you in if you are a guest.
If you feel more comfortable printing your ticket, that’s fine but it’s not needed (and is probably more environmentally friendly if you don’t!)
Guests need to be signed in at any of the following locations and times:
Union Helpdesk - 09:00 - 20:00
This can only be done on the night of the event. They cannot be signed in on the door of the SU.
If you want fast track entry on the night you can exchange your e-ticket for a wristband on the day of the event. These will take place in the following days and locations:
Union Helpdesk - 09:00 to 20:00
Please note that additional ticket holders need to be present when exchanging for a wristband and wristbands must be placed on your arm at the time of collection. We cannot refund any wristbands that are lost between collection and the event start so please look after your wristband.
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