The highly anticipated Opening Ball will return to Lower College Lawn on Saturday 6th October. Hosted by the Kate Kennedy Club, it promises to be a night of both elegance and debauchery: providing first year students with an introduction to the traditional St Andrean nightlife of ball gowns, champagne, and grandeur.
In a spectacular lit-up marquee, over 1000 guests will be welcomed by a Highland Piper and a complimentary glass of bubbly, with the usual sweet treats of popcorn, candy floss, and Janetta’s ice cream, available free of charge. Favourite food vendors – La Crêperie and Pizza Wildfire – will additionally be on offer for those seeking a more savoury bite to eat.
The entertainment for the evening promises to be as varied as ever, catering for all tastes. Both the main and smaller dancefloors will host a selection of sought after musical talent: in addition to the yet-to-be-announced headlining artist, a jazz band, bpm music collective, Ryzy, and a mysterious ‘club surprise’ will play throughout the evening.
Opening Ball sees both first years and old timers return in all their finery year after year, providing a much needed sigh of relief for when the semester is in full swing. As an optimum event in the black-tie social calendar, it is one not to be missed.
In keeping with tradition, the ball will be in aid of the KK’s chosen charities: this year supporting Autism Rocks Fife, Toby’s Magical Journey, and Home-Start East Fife. It is recommended to buy tickets promptly in order to avoid disappointment.
Opening Ball takes place 6 October 2018, 8pm to 2am. Tickets available at: https://www.yourunion.net/ents/event/1341/ .