The SU Bath presents - The Summer Ball 2023
Saturday 3 June 19:00-02:00
University of Bath Campus

Come along to the biggest event of the year as we transform venues all over campus for the ultimate Summer Ball 2023.

Celebrate the end of the year and welcome in the summer with 4000 other students. With your favourite drink in hand, take a journey through campus surrounded by street performers, live acts and DJs. See the views in all their glory from the top of the Ferris wheel, and then explore campus to find that perfect photo opportunity.

So, get your black-tie attire at the ready and immerse yourself in an experience like no other.

The Acts


Sigma are a British drum and bass DJ and record production duo with chart topping songs such as ‘Nobody to Love’ and ‘Changing’. Sigma will provide the perfect backdrop to the Summer Ball 2023 and be sure to get the main arena buzzing!


Celebrate the year end with your besties as we welcome the original Bestie YUNGEN to the stage!

Jamma de Samba

You can’t fail to love Jamma De Samba, the essential booking for any summer event! The samba band will start on our outside stage and take you on a journey throughout campus.

To find out where your favourite act is playing and when, view our map and timings page!


Only available to buy on this website.

Students can purchase 1 student ticket or 1 student & 1 guest ticket. Guest tickets are for non-University of Bath Students only and can only be purchased by someone who has purchased/is purchasing a student ticket. Please only buy tickets for yourselves and 1 other non-student guest, do not purchase tickets for other students.

Tickets are £49 + £1 for a reusable cup for students and £59 + £1 for a reusable cup for guests.

As a Students’ Union we can get tax relief on some events for our members, which we do for the Summer Ball. Unfortunately, this does not apply to tickets sold to anyone who isn’t a student at Bath, and therefore the price is higher for guests as VAT applies.

Tickets will come in the form of wristbands.

Tickets SOLD OUT!

Re-usable cups introduced for Summer Ball 2023

As part of the SU’s commitment towards sustainability, tickets for Summer Ball this year will include a £1 re-usable cup for you to use throughout the event. Here’s how it works:

  • On arrival your welcome drink will be served in a re-usable cup.
  • Keep hold of your cup and take it to the bar when you buy a drink.
  • The bar staff will swap your used cup for a fresh one with your drink.
  • Don’t worry if you’ve gone from a double pint of Pimms to a Strawberry Daiquiri – bring any size cup to the bar and staff will swap you for the correct size cup.
  • If you lose your cup, you can buy a new one for £1 at the bar.
  • At the end of the night you can take your cup with you or donate it back to the SU.

Our re-usable cups will save over 10,000 disposable cups at Summer Ball, and even more at future events.

Food and Drink

On Chancellors Green we will have a range of food outlets when you can purchase food from 20:00

LJ Hugs

Our friends at LJ Hugs will be joining us at the ball serving a range of meal deals, wraps, salads, small bites and more! Allergens will be made available on the evening by QR code at the stall.

Mac and Cheese

For only £5 you can enjoy a tasty traditional Mac and Cheese. With additional toppings such as bacon bits. Jalapenos, crispy fried onions and more for an extra 75p. View the allergens.

Mission Burrito

Grab yourselves a Mexican Burrito from Bath favourites Mission Burrito. Choose from pork, chicken or veggie. Rice boxes made without gluten and vegan options will be available upon request.

Lime Tree will be open throughout the event serving their ever-popular Pizzas!


There are different drink options available from all the different bars at the ball. Take a look at where the bars are on the map page.

View the drinks allergens at the ball


Here is the important stuff you need to know!

  • Wristbands are limited to two per person
  • You can bring a guest who is a non-Bath University student, but they must be over the age of 18 and have ID with them at the event.
  • To enter the event, you must wear the wristband and have your student ID with you.
  • Please keep your wristbands safe, we cannot replace lost wristbands under any circumstances.
  • No refunds are available once tickets have been purchased.
  • We have always sold out of the Summer Ball so please buy yours early to avoid disappointed, we are limited by capacity.
  • You must be able to collect your wristband on campus between 25 – 30 May at The Tub. You will need your library card for collection.
  • If you are not going to be able to collect then you can ask a friend to collect on your behalf. All you need to do is give your friend a copy of your confirmation email / letter stating you're giving them permission to collect on your behalf. This must include your Student ID Number and the number of wristbands being collected.
  • 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.
  • If for any reason you can’t attend then you must not resell your ticket for greater than its face value price.
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