The line up for the Loughborough Student Union’s annual graduation ball was announced today alongside the launch of the impressive Grad Ball website. Headlining the ball, which will take place this year on the June 29, is Pixie Lott.

Lott’s debut album, Turn It Up, reached double platinum status in 2010, and in 2011 the Virgin Media Music Awards voted her as the hottest female.

The inclusion of such a star in the lineup has caused great excitement amongst Loughborough students. Ed Nobbs tweeted saying “Oh wow just seen Pixie Lott is at #LSUGradball need to get my ticket quick” and Hannah Dobie agreed saying, “Wow Pixie Lott at Loughborough Grad Ball… awesome!”

Joining Pixie Lott is BBC Radio 1 DJ Mistajam, award winning magician Piff the Magic Dragon, the alternative Renegade Brass Band and Tich, a 19 year old singer who has supported the likes of Justin Bieber and Paolo Nutini.

The second major headline act is yet to be announced.

Tickets for the ball are £49.50, a price that has come under criticism from some students despite including free entry to FND on Friday May 28, queue jump to all events in the last week of term and a 20% discount card off all products in JC’s. Tickets can also be secured through a £10 deposit which is non-refundable.

Ben Canny tweeted saying “#LSUGradball can £49.50 be justified? Horiffic lineup, poor theme. Simply an expensive FND.”

Tickets, which are available to all students, can be purchased from the union reception from midday on May 12. Natasha Stephenson tweeted us saying “#LSUGradball what is the deal with us having to queue at the union! Ever heard of an online payment system?”

Other finalists have also questioned this payment method amongst worries that they may miss out on a ticket if they are not in Loughborough when they go on sale. Loughborough Ents has since clarified that it will be possible for friends to purchase tickets for people who are not able to do so on Saturday.


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