Labrinth will be the headline act for this year’s Kent Summer Ball, it has been announced.
At midnight this evening at The Venue on the Canterbury Campus, Kent Union made the announcement for this year’s summer party, which will take place on Saturday June 1 and has been renamed “Party in the Car Park”.
Other acts confirmed to play include Chase & Status, I Am the Giant, The Trinity Band and Alex Blood and The Diggers.
Early bird tickets for the event will go on sale today at 9am, costing £30, with general sale tickets from May 1 at £37.50, making a £9.50 drop on last year’s price.
24-year-old Labrinth, real name Timothy McKenzie has had a string of successful hits over the last year with ‘Earthquake’ featuring Tinie Tempah, ‘Let the Sun Shine’ and his duet with Emile Sande, ‘Beneath Your Beautiful’, which reached number one last November.
The headline act follows disappointing acts in previous years. Last year’s ball was headlined by Noah and the Whale and The Saturdays, with the latter band arriving 30 minutes late and being booed by students when they finally arrived on stage.
Reacting to the news, Journalism student Lydia Hamilton said: “I’d definitely go to the summer ball this year.
“I was a bit disappointed last year with the quality of the acts, and so to have Labrinth would be amazing.”
For information on the ball or to pre book tickets, visit www.loveitkent.co.uk or follow the Ball on Twitter: @kentsummerball