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The Ball Festival 2018

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St Michael's Pier

1 Harbour Road



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*** Statement from The Ball Festival ***

It is with great regret and sadness that we wish to inform our attendees that despite our best efforts to grow The Ball and deliver a unique Student Only Festival on a bigger and better scale than last year, we have unfortunately made the hard decision not to proceed with this year's event.

We set out to deliver the best possible end of year experience for the students of Ireland, with top global talent and at an affordable price. Unfortunately, as an independent promoter in a competitive market, we were unable to secure our complete line-up. While there has been great feedback from students and our partner SUs over the last number of months, this has unfortunately not been reflected in ticket sales and ultimately this has resulted in us being unable to proceed with The Ball as planned for Friday 27th April 2018 in Dun Laoghaire.

For those who have already purchased their tickets, we would like to thank you for supporting us from the get-go and we are saddened that on this occasion we could not follow through in giving you the experience that we had hoped. We will be issuing refunds to all ticket purchasers from Thursday 19th April.

Tickets purchased online will be refunded directly via Eventbrite and you will receive an email notification once it has been issued.

For those who purchased tickets via their SU in DIT or UCD, please look out for details of arrangements for on-campus points of refund from your respective SU, which will be available from Thursday 19th April.

We'd like to take this opportunity to thank those of you who bought tickets, our partner Student Unions, all of the Artists, Sponsors, Dun Laoghaire Harbour Co. and everyone else who has supported The Ball.

We are currently reviewing our options regarding The Ball Festival 2019, aiming to deliver a festival for students that builds on the quality and experience as seen last year. In the meantime we would like to thank you for your patience and should you have any queries, please feel free to contact us via Facebook chat or hello@theball.ie



Together | Bigger | Better

The Ball is back after an epic debut in 2017! The Ball is Ireland's first multi-stage STUDENT ONLY music festival which will be returning to Dun Laoghaire Harbour on Friday 27th April 2018.
End your college year in style…#WeBeBallin

Expect 3 stages, over 20 acts, food yard, funfair, bars, Dublin's best festival location and much more.

Music Artists & Line Up - This is just the beginning...

All Tvvins - Main Stage

Disciples - Main Stage

Sean Kingston - Main Stage

Totally Enourmous Extinct Dinosaurs (DJ Set) - Terminal Stage

EJECA - Terminal Stage

Huxley - Terminal Stage

Yungen - Main Stage

SOULÉ - Main Stage

Boots & Kats - Terminal Stage

Wild Youth - Main Stage

Frank Jez

MC Fabu D

Marcus O'Laoire

Pecking Party


+ More Acts To Be Announced!

Join our Facebook Event here and like our Page to stay up to date with the latest announcements!

For further info checkout www.theball.ie



Refunds & Transfers

Tickets are non-refundable, however if you bought your ticket using Eventbrite you can transfer them to another attendee, by following these steps.

Event Times

Gates Open: 3pm | Bars Close: 10pm | Event Finishes: 10:30pm

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

All attendees must be 18 years or older. All attendees must provide BOTH photo identification (with your date of birth) and a valid student ID, on arrival.

The following forms of photo identification are acceptable once they are in date:

  • Valid Passport

  • Driving Licence/Learner Permit

  • National ID Card/Government Issued Photo ID Card including Garda National Age Card

The following forms of student ID are acceptable once they are in date:

  • Student ID Card issued in Republic of Ireland by a 3rd Level Institute

  • International Student Identity Card (ISIC)

  • Student Leap Card

*In exceptional circumstances organisers may accept a letter from your education provider in lieu of student ID. This is at the discretion of the organiser and all queries should be directed to hello@theball.ie prior to event day.


We do not have any on site parking. The nearest car parks are Bloomfield Shopping Centre, Dun Laoghaire Shopping Centre, DLR Lexlcon Library and Queen’s Road Car Park. (Charges apply at all) we would advise all attendees to travel using public transport.

Transport getting to and from the event

There will be an enhanced service provided by Dublin Bus and Irish Rail to account for the increased capacity, however, it will be the responsibility of each attendee to plan their own travel arrangements to and from the festival.

DART: Dun Laoghaire station is right opposite the site. Take the DART Southbound from City Centre and Northbound from Greystones/Bray.

BUS: 46A, 7 & 8 all serve Dun Laoghaire form City Centre, 75 from Rathfarnham. The terminus is right opposite the site. For a full list of buses please see here

TAXI: Rank is located on Marine Road

No Readmission

There will be no re-admittance should you choose to leave the venue.

Can I bring my own food and drink?

No outside food or drink will be allowed and patrons will be searched on entry. We have a great range of food and drink available from our bars and food vendors.

What is the drugs policy?

We conduct an absolute zero tolerance policy. If it is suspected that you have drugs on you, you will be denied entrance to the festival or removed from the event.

Is there a dress code?

Festival friendly attire is acceptable, including shorts and singlets, but bear in mind the weather and the location when planning your outfit. Flip flops are NOT acceptable and we would recommend all students wear closed shoes for your own safety and comfort.

Will there be lockers/cloakroom facilities?

No, there will not be any storage facilities like this. If you don’t need it – don’t bring it!

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please email hello@theball.ie

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