Tuesday, 18th of June 2013

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We are excited to announce that this year's May Ball will be headlined by Dog is Dead, who describe their music as "an original blend of harmonious, indie pop with a cheeky jazz hint". They have had tremendous success since launching their debut album last October, and are sure to get everyone up on their feet and dancing.

Alongside them we will have Toploader, best known for their smash hit "Dancing in the Moonlight", and another band which we won't be naming until the night of the Ball itself. They have been a massive hit on this year's festival circuit and we can't wait to reveal them.

For those of you interested in music a little less mainstream we will have quirky French band We Were Evergreen, together with Cambridge alumnus and powerful vocalist Kyla La Grange.

Finally, to keep you entertained when you can dance no more, we will have Radio 1 DJ Tom Deacon hosting an hour of comedy, backed up by some of Britain's best up and coming comics.

We hope you are as excited about the ball as we are, and can’t wait to see you all there!

The Downing College May Ball Committee 2013

Entry for all guests will be through the gates next to the Porters’ Lodge,
on Regent Street. All guests will be asked to present their tickets for an initial check.

Holders of Standard tickets will enter through the gate closest to the Porters’ Lodge and should queue along Regent Street and onto Lensfield Road. The Ball will start at 8:30pm, but wristband distribution will begin before this.

Queue Jump, VIP and Dining guests should head directly to the other pedestrian gate near the Porter's Lodge - next to the charity shop. Dining guests are requested to arrive at 6:15pm, and VIP guests at 7:15pm, as wristbands must be issued before the evening’s entertainment can begin. Queue Jump guests will be prioritised for entry to the main ball from 8:30.

Last entry to the Ball will be 11pm.

Applications for working at Downing May Ball are now closed.
Thank you for submitting your applications! Interviews will be held on 2nd, 3rd and 4th March.

Applications for working at the Downing May Ball are now open until 10 February! Complete the form here to apply.

If you are interested in performing at our ball, we encourage you to email our ents officers at entertainment@downingball.co.uk mentioning: act style, number of people involved and technical specifications (like instruments used, equipment needed etc.).

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