Get Your Freshers' Festival Wristband!

Starting as a new student at Royal Holloway this September? You’ll be delighted to know that you get first dibs on a Freshers' Festival wristband until 2 September.

If you’re about to start your life at Royal Holloway as a new student, you’ll be delighted to know that we’re doing an early bird Freshers’ Festival wristband exclusivity period to make sure you don’t miss out on any of the action.

With acts such as Chase & Status + Rage (DJ Set), Big Narstie, Two Door Cinema Club (DJ Set) and Patrick Nazemi gracing the stage this year, this is not a week to miss! We understand that FOMO is real, and Freshers’ Festival is an essential time that emphasises the importance of play. Having a wristband helps to make you worry-free as it guarantees entry to all the major late-night events throughout the week (not to mention you get to keep a snazzy souvenir when the week is over).

What wristband options do I have?

You have the option of purchase three different types of wristbands: Bronze (£45), Silver (£65) and Gold (£75). Having a wristband will give you fast track entry to all of the events (excluding Freshers’ Ball if you have a Bronze wristband) and special benefits for a much cheaper price when compared to buying individual tickets separately. The Silver wristband includes Freshers' Ball, and the Gold wristband includes all of the events plus a TOTUM card for your student discounts.

As a Students’ Union, we want you to get full value for money, so with a wristband you will be entitled to a one-off 50% discount on your food bill at The Packhorse or Tommy’s Kitchen, and £5 off when you spend over £25 at the Union Shop. You'll also bag 50% off a snazzy Royal Holloway hoodie and gain free entry to exercise classes at the Sports Centre throughout the week. Pretty great, right?

Buy a wristband

How can I purchase one?

For new students starting this September, you will receive an email from College containing your Campus Connect login details. You use these details to log into our website, which will give you access to our products and services.

If you don’t have your login details yet, you can register for a guest account. However, you'll only be able to buy the Freshers' Festival wristband with this and won't be able to add any group memberships, so it’s best to sort your student login details as soon as possible. Also, don't worry if you've purchased a ticket on a guest account and received your student login details later on. We will merge both accounts so you can get all the products from your guest account onto your student one.

If you’ve already acquired your student login details but you’re still experiencing issues trying to log in, you can try and resolve them by following the steps provided by our login guide.

If you’re still struggling after following the guide, please email stating your student number and the error message you have encountered.

I’m a returner, when can I buy a wristband?

The exclusivity period for new students will run from 15 August - 1 September. Wristband sales will be released to all students from Monday 2 September.

Do you sell individual event tickets?

We do, but these will be in very limited supply. They will go on sale to all students on Friday 13 September, but we encourage you to purchase a wristband if you want to guarantee entry to our headline events.