Wednesday 22 September 2021

22:00 - 03:00

Founder's South Quad

Flawless ft. ArrDee

Freshers' Festival takes its first venture to the iconic Founder's Building with ArrDee providing some more Oliver Twist to ensure the party lasts long into the night!

Event Update

Looking for tickets? We'll have a limited number available at the Union Helpdesk in the Students' Union from 10pm!

Freshers' Festival wristband holders can head straight to Founder's South Quad but individual ticket holders MUST collect a wristband in advance of the event from the Union Helpdesk (open 'til midnight).

No ticket sales/wristband collection on the door


Brighton's ArrDee won audiences with his cocky bars and outlandish persona, becoming one of the UK's most prevalent rap talents. A viral appearance on Russ Millions and Tion Wayne's 'Body [Remix]' landed both ArrDee and the track a spot in the history books: it became the first drill song to reach number one on the UK charts, in no small part due to the Brightonian MC's iconic verse.

Writing his own bars from the age of eight, ArrDee grew up on artists from 50 Cent to Bon Jovi thanks to a family-wide passion for music. Though he put his first songs out in his early teens, it wasn't until 2021 that the young MC made a concerted move into music; after a car freestyle found viral success on social media, the rapper released his debut single 'Cheeky Bars' via Mixtape Madness.

With his "cheeky chappy" persona, cocky lyrics, and agile set of flows, the rapper was quick to make a splash, racking up views in the hundreds of thousands with 'Cheeky Bars' and the subsequent '6AM in Brighton'. But any domestic success would soon be eclipsed by a show-stopping appearance on Russ Millions and Tion Wayne's "Body [Remix]."

With his name atop the charts after just three singles, the rapper was quick to capitalise on his newfound success, first appearing on Fumez the Engineer's Plugged In freestyle show before dropping the swaggering 'Oliver Twist'.



Ticket information

£12.50 Advance

£15 On the night (available at the Union Helpdesk in the Students' Union from 10pm)

No ticket sales/wristband collection on the door

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

Entry guarantee

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

Cashless campus

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.

If you or someone you know requires access to special facilities, please email and our friendly team will do their best to meet your needs.

Ticket terms and conditions

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