The headline act to play at this year’s Graduation Ball is set to be announced at SUSU’s Annual General Meeting (AGM), alongside the full list of entertainment, with Jedward being one of the many possibilities that are rumoured to be announced.
The AGM is being held at The Cube on Tuesday 17th May at 5pm, where the official announcement will be made alongside the Sabbatical Reports for the year and four motions.
In recent years, the Graduation Ball has seen the likes of The Streets, Feeder and Scott Mills take to the stage, but with rumours of Wagner, Black Lace and Adele circulating, SUSU President Billy Fitzjohn was keeping tight lipped about this year’s act.
On the question of Jedward flying back from Germany, where they are performing for Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest, to perform, he dismissed the rumours, but said the act was “affordable”.
This year’s Graduation Ball is to take place at the City Cruise Terminal, which holds a capacity of over 2600 people. Billy was quick to point out that “due to the size of the venue, there will be an array of acts spread out across the arena, accommodating to all students’ tastes and styles.”
The AGM will also see SUSU reset its stance on the issue of tuition fees, as well as a return for the controversial motion to ban Nestle from the Union’s premises. The motion had already come to Union Council before, but was pushed back to the AGM to allow for more research to be carried out. It is expected that a petition of over 200 signatures is to be presented in support of the cause.
Students will also have the opportunity to watch the AGM from a PC, as SUSUtv will be streaming the event live online.