Saturday 28 September 2019

20:00 - 02:00

Founder's South Quad

Freshers' Ball ft. Chase & Status + Rage (DJ Set)

*Limited tickets available for £25 from 8pm at the Union Helpdesk. No tickets will be available on the door*

We cordially invite you to our headline event of the week, Freshers’ Ball, set in the quad of our beloved Founder’s Building.

This is a great chance for you to throw on your ball gowns and black ties for a classy end to the carnage that is known as Freshers’ Festival. Headlined by Chase & Status + Rage (DJ Set), it would be a big mistake to miss out on this special evening.

After meeting at University of Manchester in 2003, Saul Milton (Chase) and Will Kennard (Status) formed the electronic music duo Chase & Status. 15 years and six albums later, the duo have had four singles featured in the top 10 of the UK charts, have spent 54 weeks in the top 40 and made it to number one on the UK Dance Chart with their single ‘Pieces’.

Their career hit a groundbreaking point in 2011, when their album No More Idols became the 17th biggest selling album in the UK, featuring collaborations from major artists like Plan B, Dizzie Rascal and Tinie Tempah. That year, the duo also won the Drum & Bass Award for Best Live Act and Best Producer, followed by a BRIT Award nomination in 2012.

They have collaborated with some of the biggest artists in the world, including the likes of CeeLo Green, Example and Dave Ball (The Grid). The duo produced tracks on three of Rihanna’s albums - Rated R, Talk That Talk and Unapologetic.

Chase & Status are recognised worldwide and have performed and headlined at events such as Roskilde Festival, Reading Festival, Global Gathering, and the festival of all festivals, Royal Holloway Summer Ball 2017. We absolutely can’t wait to welcome them back to headline at Freshers’ Ball, along with MC Rage, who is a regular feature when it comes to their live performances and DJ sets.


Ticket information

A limited number of individual tickets will go on sale Friday 13 September

£20 Advance

Limited limited available for £25 from 8pm at the Union Helpdesk on the night of the event. No tickets will be available on the door.

Included in the Gold and Silver Freshers' Festival wristbands

Entry guarantee

Tickets will guarantee you entry into the venue until 11pm, after this time entry will be dependent on venue capacity until midnight.

Transferring a ticket

Online tickets may be transferred to another individual at the following location on the day of the event:

Union Helpdesk - 10:00 - 23:59

The person whom you are transferring your ticket to must be present and have valid ID. Please remember that you are responsible for any guests you sign in even if you transfer your own ticket and do not attend.

What to do with your e-ticket

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!)

Signing in a guest

Guests need to be signed in at any of the following locations and times:

Union Helpdesk - 10:00 - 23:59

This can only be done on the day of the event. They cannot be signed in on the door of the SU.

Fast track entry

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 - 10:00 - 23:59

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.

Ticket terms and conditions

Read the T&Cs