Sub Focus is headlining Grad Ball

He joins the set list alongside Clean Bandit and DJ Fresh


guildhallSUSU today announced that Electro House producer Sub Focus will be headlining the 2016 Grad Ball alongside Clean Bandit and DJ Fresh.

After last year’s Ball came under heavy fire – with students arguing they’d paid more than £50 for a ‘glorified night in Oceana’ – SUSU President Ben Franklin set up a Grad Ball committee to get students more involved in the planning process.

The 2016 Grad Ball set list so far

The 2016 Grad Ball set list so far

The ball this year is to be held in the O2 Guildhall with sets by Clean Bandit and DJ Fresh already confirmed.

There’s still much to be revealed about the 2016 Grad Ball. The event website says entertainment will include Dodgems and a Shooting Gallery, whilst the final names on the line up are still to be revealed.

The theme is yet to be confirmed, but a countdown on the site did suggest the ball would be  focussed on fun with friends, as opposed to masquerade or Harry Potter themes seen in the previous years. This was echoed by Franklin who said “Graduation Ball is the biggest night of the Students’ Union’s calendar and, arguably, a students’ entire University career. Marking the end of their University experience and the beginning of their future, it’s a chance to celebrate all of their achievements with the friends they have made over their three or more years in Southampton.”

Ticket prices have been confirmed at £48.