These dried up acts have resorted to performing at Grad Balls this summer
Nothing says adulthood like Hodor and S Club
Worn out indy-pop band The Hoosiers are making a comeback for Grad Ball season.
The washed-up quartet are headlining five balls this year, with Swansea University charging an outrageous £60 to see them.
The Reading band, who are also playing Atmosfield festival in Manchester for a bargain £3, are joining S Club, Hodor and So Solid Crew for a rather underwhelming line-up at unis nationwide.
Sub Focus have decided not to celebrate the release of their album by going on tour, but by creating a tidal wave at Leeds and Bath Spa instead.
Leeds fresher Jim Nye was disappointed with the line up, which also features Annie Mac and Ella Eyre.
He said: “I’m jealous of Nottingham Trent who’ve got Lethal Bizzle.
“If I went to Trent and had a ball ticket, I wouldn’t ‘leave it’.”
The usual array of Radio 1 DJs, whose names you vaguely recognise but can’t quite place where from, are also making an appearance.
Both Huw Stephens and Matt Edmondson are jockeying some discs in Lincoln and Bath respectively.
Matt is also joined by serial freshers performer Hodor from Game of Thrones, who’ll also be making a pit stop at Loughborough on his 2015 world tour.
Although tickets sold out in just 11 minutes, Bath fresher Sophia Whittle was still uninspired.
She said: “I’m not going, I don’t even know the line-up.”
Others, however, are thrilled by the idea of an end of year bash.
Excited second year Languages student, Emily Rowntree, said: “It looked really cool.
“A lot of final years go to summer ball because it’s pretty expensive and tickets sell out so fast.”
Hull SU have found another love in booking Tom Odell for their main act, setting poor grads back £42.
It’s not quite as good as So Solid Crew though, who are crossing the border to Aberystwyth for their first big gig since 2002.
Southampton students have had a dream come true as S Club bring it all back to the south coast, performing at the grad ball following their success at freshers.
German and Music first year Bridie said: “I’m beyond excited to see S Club again.
“They were beyond wasted when I saw them at freshers, but Jo smiled at me so I guess I forgive them.”
Dundee’s SU were lucky enough to score Pro Green as their headlining act.
A spokesperson for the Union said: “The students’ response was great.
“We always try and get someone the students know, someone they can sing along to. It gets them really excited.”
Sorry Dundee, we’re not quite excited enough to get our microphones out yet.