Friday nights don't come much better than this! Join us in Founder's South Quad as Freshers' Festival continues in style with 220 KID & Cuppy (DJ Set) providing the soundtrack to your evening.
On our outdoor festival stage, we'll be bringing you a laser show, LED wall and CO2 cannons, as well as a food court to make sure you're fuelled for the evening. We'll also be giving away a free Red Bull cocktail to the first 250 people to arrive!
Amassing over 250 million streams across all platforms alongside a top ten spot for his first release ‘Don’t Need Love’ featuring fellow newcomer GRACEY, 220 Kid’s musical ascent has been somewhat stratospheric.
‘Don’t Need Love’ launched in December 2019, and continued to build organically garnering increased support across radio weekly from the likes of Scott Mills and MistaJam, who consistently shouted him out for his hilarious social media antics and excitable shout outs he would post for each radio play. He had support from Mollie King in ‘Best New Pop’ before the track was chosen as Scott Mills' ‘Tune of the Week’, afterwards being added to the main Radio 1 playlist and eventually making its way to the A list.
220 Kid returned with ‘Too Many Nights’ alongside close friend and collaborator JC Stewart, which saw support from Mollie King in 'Best New Pop', Dev, MistaJam (FutureAnthem) and Scott Mills in its first week, alongside additions to Kiss FM and Capital FM’splaylists. The track was also the #1 added dance song across Spotify globally.
In January 2021, 220 Kid remixed Nathan Evans’ viral rendition of ‘Wellerman’, the remix immediately picked up huge global momentum charting at #2 in the UK singles chart, added to Radio 1 and Capital FM playlists, being streamed over one million times daily on Spotify globally and clinching the #1 spot on iTunes UK.
Cuppy, who was born Florence Ifeoluwa Otedola in 1992, grew up in Lagos. Moving to London at 13, while attending boarding school, Cuppy’s parents gifted the precocious teenager an iPod. She filled it with Nigerian music so she could always keep a part of home. Cuppy learnt how to DJ purely from observation.
She has been chasing her calling ever since. She does this on the decks as a DJ, in boardrooms as a music businesswoman and even behind the mic as a producer and vocalist.
In 2014, Cuppy graduated with a degree in business and economics from King’s College London. She had already started DJing as a teenager and built a reputation as one of the foremost DJs in Africa when, also in 2014, Cuppy was selected as a DJ at the MTV Africa Music Awards.
That was followed by her first compilation, The House of Cuppy, where she produced EDM-esque remixes of songs by leading afropop artists. Soon came The House of Cuppy II, which took on a more afro-house slant. Endearing her pan-African brand to the continent beyond Nigeria, Cuppy went on the Cuppy Takes Africa Tour a year later. The tour was filmed and a documentary series of the same name aired on Fox Life.
Cuppy balanced the club and curricula effortlessly and earned a Music Business Masters Degree from New York University while interning at Jay-Z’s Roc Nation imprint in 2015. That year, she appeared as the resident DJ on MTV2’s Uncommon Sense with Charlamagne tha God.
Her excellence transcends music. Cuppy is a Global Citizen and Save the Children ambassador and the welfare of young people is close to her heart. She started The Cuppy Foundation in 2018 and the Foundation’s Cuppy Gold Gala raised $17 million to help displaced children across Nigeria.
In 2020, Cuppy was inducted into Forbes Magazine’s 30 under 30 class.
A philanthropist and a stylista, this pink-haired muso believes it’s important for young people to go on the wild side and step out of the cages of their comfort.
£15 On the door
Individual tickets will go on sale at 10am on Tuesday 14 September.
Following the government announcement that the scheme for vaccine passports for entry to nightclubs and large events in England will not be going ahead, we've updated our entry requirements for events at the Union Venue and Founder’s South Quad.
Please read our Venues Entry Requirements Update for the full details.
Only current Royal Holloway students can attend our events at the Union Venue and Founder's South Quad, no guests are permitted.
Included in the Freshers' Festival wristband package
Tickets will guarantee you entry into the venue until 11pm, after this time entry will be dependent on venue capacity until midnight.
All of our venues are cashless and will remain so in the 2021/22 academic year. We are aware that when starting university, some of you will not yet have a bank account and if you’re an international student, you may not have a UK bank account when you arrive in the UK to study. To facilitate this, all students will be able to top up their College Card account before arriving on campus, using Upay.
Whilst we strongly discourage bringing large amounts of cash onto campus, we understand that some of you have do not have any other means to pay for essential items during your first few weeks. Therefore, up until 31 October 2021, if you are unable to top up your Upay account with a credit or debit card, you can load up to £250 onto your Upay College Card account in cash at either the Hub or Kingswood reception.
As your Students' Union, we're keen to promote equality of opportunity for people with disabilities and to take the necessary steps to meet their requirements - that's why we've ensured that everything we do is accessible to as many of you as possible.
All of our venues are wheelchair accessible via shallow ramps; you can find out more about our venues and view our AccessAble pages by heading to our Accessibility page.
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