Freshers Ball


Pendulum Confirmed!




Pendulum are one of the hottest DJ acts around and we are extremely pleased to have them signed up for the 2008 Freshers’ Ball.

They sold 225,000 units of their debut artist album "Hold Your Colour", remix for such respected artists as The Prodigy, are play-listed and featuring regularly on BBC Radio 1, all whilst continuing to tour the world over as DJs. 


Other Entertainment


Pole Joust

Please see below for a sample of what will be going on at this year’s event. We will still be adding acts and other entertainments to the lineup throughout the summer, so please feel free to come and check as often as you like!






This fantastic live tribute is heavily in demand following the success of the Box Office smah hit "Mamma Mia". Playing all the greats from "Dancing Queen" to "Waterloo"  you'll be singing and dancing into the night.


The Rat Pack Trio



Recreating the iconic stage personas of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr, this well-polished trio will get your toes tapping and the room swinging. Songs include “Fly me to the Moon”, “Mac the Knife”, “That’s Life” and many more… Rat Pack


 Durham University Big Band


Big Band

Playing a smooth blend of funky Latin numbers, the highly regarded Big Band will be making their fourth appearance at a Freshers’ Ball as they always go down a treat.


DJ Michael Charles


Michael Charles is our resident DJ and MC, who will whip the audience up into a frenzy with his shoutouts and fat R’n’B tunes. DJ Michael Charles






The very latest in fun interactive technology. Climb inside the inflatable Airbot suits and fight it out with your mates.


Ticket Information


Tickets are strictly limited this year, so please order before you arrive in Durham. We will be sending you information about all our events and an order form very soon. Alternatively you can find out more information and download the form here. You can buy a ticket just for the Ball at £35, but we would recommend that you purchase an Events Pack for £50, which includes a Season Ticket as well as Freshers’ Ball and Freshers’ Bop tickets.


Tickets include transport from either campus to and from the venue. Due to the large number of people that need to be transported there will be two pick up times, 7.00 pm and 8.00 pm. Be one of the first thousand people to buy a ticket, secure your place on the earlier coach and receive an extra hour at the Freshers' Ball.




Look forward to seeing you there…


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