Celebrate the end of exams and the start of the summer at the sell out Summer Ball. The event is held across Campus spread over 11 different indoor and outdoor venues including the main stage in the Founders Sports Hall. With over 4000 students attending, this truly is the biggest event of the year and the only opportunity to see your campus completely transformed!

Wristband Collection

Wristbands can be collected between 28 and 30 of May. Times and location will be listed here soon.

You will need to bring your library card with you to collect. If you purchased your wristband with your TOTUM or NUS Extra Card you must also bring this with you.

There will not be any other opportunities to collect your wristbands outside of this period. We do appreciate that this is during your exam period but please make sure you plan in advance when you will be able to pick up your wristband. We do allow friends to collect on your behalf if you are unable to get to campus.

If you are collecting wristbands on behalf of someone else you must bring with you a copy of their confirmation email as well as a letter signed by them stating that you are picking it up for them. This letter must have the student ID number of the purchaser on it, and the number of wristbands you are collecting. If they purchased with an NUS Extra card it must also include a photo of the card.

IMPORTANT: Lost wristbands will not be replaced, so PLEASE ENSURE YOU KEEP THEM SAFE.

Wristband Delivery

Those who pay for delivery will have their wristbands posted out by recorded delivery and will need to be signed for. You will be emailed when it has been sent. Once wristband sales are closed we can’t post any wristbands out if delivery wasn’t selected during the sales process. NUS Extra cards will be checked via our online portal for those who choose delivery.

About The Event

Gates open at 19:00, last entry at midnight.

This is a black tie event - this means dinner jackets, tuxedos (smart suits are also ok), dresses or ball gowns.

On arrival you will be given a casino voucher and a Pimm’s voucher. The Pimm’s voucher can be redeemed in Area 1 at the designated Pimm’s Bar.

It is essential that you wear your wristband at all times as this will be checked at the entrance into different venues.

Please note that due to capacity restrictions your wristband does not guarantee admission to all venues.

Anybody without a wristband will be asked to leave the event.

The Summer Ball is a cashless event.

A First Aid Point will be located in Area 5.

Toilets are located in The Plug, Parade Bar, under the Parade Bar, the Student Centre, The Lime Tree, Claverton Rooms & outside The Founders Hall.

Gender neutral & accessible toilets are located in the University Hall Building, the Student Centre and The Plug.

Accessible route to the Parade level is available through the lift in the University Hall.

Lost property during the event will be taken to the Plug Bar.

Leaving The Event

Event closes 02:00

Please leave the event through Area 5.

Buses will pick up from the campus bus turning circle. Marshalls will be in place to help with the smooth departure of buses.

Taxis will only be able to collect in the designated taxi collection point in the East car park. Taxis trying to collect elsewhere will be refused and turned away. This is for your own safety.

For the full Arena map, Click Here

Please leave quietly, future Balls on campus depend on us not upsetting the local residents. Please be considerate!

Photos from the evening will be available on facebook.com/thesubath shortly after the ball so make sure you’re connected.

Ever wondered where the money made from Summer Ball tickets goes? Check out the breakdown of ticket costs at thesubath.com/summerball/ticket-breakdown

Event Schedule

Gates open at 19.00 and event ends at 02.00. Last entry at midnight.

Area 1

Open from 19.00

Amphitheatre Stage

19.00-19.45 The Rainbow Steel Band
20.00-20.45 The Rainbow Steel Band
21.00-21.45 The Rainbow Steel Band
22.00-22.15 Jamma De Samba

Pimms tent


* Collect your free glass with voucher

Area 2

Outside Parade Bar - Bath Ales, Champagne & Gin Bar

19.00 - late

Claverton Rooms – The Funk Bar

19.00-22.00 Live DJ
22.00-23.00 Big Night Strutters
23.00-23.30 Live DJ
23.30-00.30 Big Night Strutters
00.30-02.00 Live DJ

Acoustic Bar

19:30–20:30 Jack & Joel
20:30–21:10 Aquapella
21:10–22:00 Jack & Joel

Area 3

Open from 19.00

Casino & Prosecco Bar

19.00-02.00 Bar
19.30-00.30 Casino

Student Centre

19.00-00.00 Amazing Pictures, Body Art, Chocolate Fountain (While stock lasts)

The Plug presents ‘Disco Funk’


Area 4

Open from 20.00

Main Stage – Founders Hall

Hosted by Radio 1's Abbie McCarthy

Doors open 20.00
20.00-23.20 DJ - Leila Davina
23.20-23.50 Kelli-Leigh
23.50-00.10 DJ - Leila Davina
00.10-00.55 The House & Garage Orchestra Ft. Special Guests’
01.00-02.00 Celebrity Guest DJ

*All Main Stage times are subject to change and may vary on the night

Area 5

The Garden Tent & Lime Tree


Free candy floss!

Free Fairground

Miami Ride, Big Wheel, Extreme, Dodgems

Food stalls – Mission Burrito, Hot Sausage Company, LJ Hugs & Parade Grill


* In the interest of local residents the rides will run with no music from 00:00-01:00.

Please note times may be subject to change on the evening