The full list of Union events for freshers’ week has now been announced.
Saturday 7 September
Welcome to the Bubble will kickstart the week with the biggest summer anthems and a very large bubble machine.
On Sunday, Clan Warfare will see hall versus hall as teams do battle in a series of fun challenges.
Comedian Daniel Sloss will be performing off the back of another successful Fringe show.
Jameela Jamil, host of the Official Chart show on Radio 1, will bring her DJ set to Venue 1.
First, a freshers’ ceilidh with live music from the Kilrymont Ceilidh Band will teach you how to ceilidh – an essential skill for St Andrews students.
Later on, Sinners Sport will present The Games, with guest DJs Matt ‘Jam’ Lamont and StarOne.
On Thursday, fresh from T in the Park, the Lafontaines will be playing a live set with support from Fatherson.
The relaunch of the Bop will round off Friday night as this St Andrews institution leaves behind its cheesy reputation in favour of chart hits – but there will still be lots of balloons.
(If you don’t fancy that, come along to The New Saint at The Old Course – the first black-tie event of the year and a great chance to enjoy an evening at St Andrews’ finest five-star venue.)
In the Union, Rewind with S Club Party (featuring Bradley and Paul) will deliver the week’s dose of cheesy music.
Meanwhile, the Starfields music festival will see FS 2014 launch in style, with music from The View, King Charles and Tom Staar.
Finally, Sunday will allow you to sit back and enjoy an a cappella concert with some of St Andrews’ finest groups, including The Other Guys, the Alleycats and the Accidentals.
“Something for everyone”
Daniel Palmer, the Student Association’s Director of Events and Services, said:
“For this year’s freshers’ week, I’ve remained focused on what it is that freshers want. They all want to enjoy the week and meet new people, but that’s pretty much where the similarities end. They’re all from different places and like different things – which is fantastic. So this year, I’ve worked to make sure that freshers’ week is as varied as possible. The Bop is devoted to chart music, Sinners is heavier dance and Rewind is over on the other end of the spectrum: cheesy and fun. If you aren’t into dance, we have a great name in Daniel Sloss for comedy, we’ve brought back the ceilidh and the week ends on a far more chilled note with the a cappella concert. All of that is rounded off with our collaboration with FS to bring you Starfields, a completely different experience on top of everything else.
“No night is the same, so there is something for everyone. Freshers’ Passes have sold out in record time this year, but freshers is about more than that. There are over 100 society events, halls are working so hard to welcome everyone, and there are friends to be made. If it’s by day or night, I hope that everyone makes the most of their week but realises not to panic if they don’t get to absolutely everything – as the dynamic event lineup and activities which the Students’ Association offers will continue along the same lines all year.”