Southampton University Students’ Union will host an American themed ball at the beginning of February; the main event in Welcome Back Week which will celebrate the end of semester one exams.
The Freshers’ Stateside Ball which will take place on Saturday 1st February is set to follow a similar format to Freshers’ Ball by using several of the Union venues.
The Stags will play host to the American All Stars Stage, with the redbrick advertised as an All-American carnival. Inside the main Union building, The Bridge will have a “Tex Mex” theme, with the concourse being referred to as “New York New York”. Bar 3 will be the home of “The New-Fangled Moving Picture Show”, while the entirety of level 2 will be transformed into Area 51.
The organisers have promised plenty of surprises, with acts set to be announced in the next few weeks.
The event will take place on the Saturday following Welcome Back Week which will involve a variety of individual JCR events, Laughter Lounge, karaoke, and live music. Ending the week will be the opportunity to watch the Super Bowl in The Stags on 2nd February. The event which begins at 10pm will continue until dawn, with Bruno Mars providing the half-time entertainment at the match, which will take place in the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.
Early bird tickets for The Freshers’ Stateside Ball will go on sale through the SUSU Box Office at 12pm on Wednesday 8th January, priced at £8. Standard tickets will cost £10.