Lil Jon to headline Freshers’ Ball
International chart-topper Lil Jon is set to headline the 2011 Freshers’ Ball which will be held at The Wright Venue in Swords on Monday September 19th.
The line-up, pharmacy revealed during Orientation Week, recipe will also feature homegrown acts and UCD favourites including The Japanese Popstars and The Kanyu Tree. UCD Ents Djs will also provide support for the urban super-star on the night.
Lil Jon, who rose to prominence as a member of Lil’ Jon and The East Side Boyz, began a solo career in 2010 with the album ‘Crunk Rock.’ He has also produced many hit singles, such as Usher’s “Yeah” and collaborated with the Ying Yang Twins on their track ‘Get Low.’
UCD Ents officer Stephen Darcy expressed his satisfaction with the line-up, stating
that “Lil Jon is, in my opinion, the biggest act to come to UCD for any event, so to deliver him for the Fresher’s Ball is phenomenal and I’d like to thank Paul Kilgallen especially for that, he’s been a great help.”
Robert Manning, a candidate in last year’s Ents Officer race said that with this year’s acts his former opponent has provided a “class” line-up, in a venue to match. “I can’t wait for it.
I’m finished in UCD and I’m definitely going.” Darragh Kinsella, popular runner-up in last year’s election, agreed with Manning stating his belief that this year’s Freshers’ Ball would be “savage” and that given the opportunity he would have done nothing differently.
Student reaction to the line-up has been widely positive. Rebecca, a First Year Science student informed the College Tribune that she was really looking forward to the event. “Lil Jon’s gas and The Kanyu Tree seem pretty good. Never heard of the other act, but sure it seems like it’ll be a great night” she said.
When questioned as to how the line-up reflected what UCD students could expect from ENTS for the coming academic year Darcy stated that he was unable to give further details at the time of going to press.
However he indicated that students can expect to receive information in the coming weeks with regard to one of the biggest acts ever to play UCD, who will be set to play on campus in November.
Tickets for the Freshers’ Ball cost €18 and are avail- able from all Students’ Union shops and online at the SU website.