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This year the Summer Ball reaches its 11th anniversary

Celebrate the end of another amazing academic year at this annual sell-out event!

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13 June





Ben Rees Stage

In memory of Ben Rees, an infinitely important part of the Students’ Union's Events department, a talented DJ, and a sorely missed man around the Swansea community.

We’re throwing a massive party in his honour, with a fully decorated container stage and giant stretch tent, along with support from the best DJs from Swansea’s biggest brands; Sink, Sin Savers, Tooters, Rise, Faux Pas, The Lighthouse Project, as well as a headliner or two… We know you’ll be partying with us, Ben!


Enchanted Forest

The main stage resides between the trees, deep in the Enchanted Forest. This is the main attraction and will showcase the best in musical talent from across the land.

The Treehouse

Showcasing the best in local musical talent, from bands to solo artists, The Treehouse is sure to keep you entertained throughout the day. Here you can grab a cocktail from the alchemy station…and when the sun goes down, our favourite DJs from Hustle break out the disco mat and finish the night of in style!

The Meadow

Need some time out to have some food and grab another beverage? Head to the Meadow. We have everything you need here to quench your thirst and tantalise your taste buds, including some new cuisines this year! Mmmm…



Forged in the white-heat of drum & bass’s Noughties revival, Sigma have now sold over 2 million singles, with 4 hit records and 2 platinum awards to date. They’ve received 2 Brits nominations, sold out their debut live tour, and played festival main stages across the world

Katy B

The versatile London, England-based Katy B, a dance-oriented electronic pop artist inspired by the likes of Mary J. Katy B performed at the London Jazz Festival in 2009 with Ms Dynamite, who also featured on Katy’s second single “Lights On”.

Ms Dynamite

Ms. Dynamite (aka Niomi McLean-Daley) grew up in North London, listening to reggae and turning to hip-hop at the age of 12. She is the recipient of the Mercury Music Prize, two BRIT Awards and three MOBO Awards.


They were each raised on a dizzying array of popular genres and styles and it shows in ‘In2’, their debut track together, which charged up to number ten on the Shazam Urban UK chart shortly after they released it on YouTube.


Hailing from South London at 23 years old, this musician is wise beyond his years and ready to smash into the music industry! If you haven’t already heard of him get ready for the arrival of Yungen.

Zak Abel

Listening to Zak Abel’s strong, distinctive and soulful vocals, you wouldn’t know he was only 19! This North Londoner has been writing since he was 15 and signed his first record deal at 17. Guest vocalist with Bondax across the UK and Europe this summer and most recently performing with Gorgon City.

Guilty Pleasures

The grand dame of alternative nights, Sean Rowley’s “youth club for adults” has been putting the pleasure into guilty pop across the UK for more than 15 years. But it’s not only musical merriment that revs up the crowds at its flagship London night at Koko: Rowley swoops in on new cabaret talent, too.

Al Lewis

Al Lewis is a singer/songwriter originally from North Wales and his sound is reminiscent of the classic singer-songwriters of the 70s, delivered with a modern twist. Al has spent multiple weeks on the Welsh Language Charts and scooped the award for ‘Best Male Artist’ two years in a row at the BBC Radio Cymru Awards.

Lost Freakuency

Lost Freakuency are a classic rock band from South Wales with a passion for music. Different songs from different eras, ranging from the 1960s until now.

The Midweek Revival

The Midweek Revival began as an impromptu jam session at an open mic night in Swansea in January of 2014, and after a round of drinks, the band was born. Since then, The Midweek Revival have gone on to support acts such as Scouting for Girls and Sunset Sons. The band’s live shows are praised for their energy and intimacy.

Bandicoot band from South Wales


Alternative four piece rock band from Swansea, South Wales, producing juicy, original tracks.

Pretend Poets

Pretend Poets is a four piece musical outfit that formed in South Wales in the early part of 2014. Their musical style primarily consists of soft rock, with a strong emphasis on Funk, as well as elements of Hip-Hop, R’n’B, Punk and Ska among others. The band have coined the term ‘Driftwood’ when discussing their sound, referencing the fact that their music seems to drift between genres.

Jango Haze

Jango Haze are an Alternative Electro-Funk band from our very own ugly, lovely town that is Swansea. Expect eclectic beats and a real stage presence.

Only Sun

Formed under the name ‘Havana’ in 2011, they steadily built a following with their musical releases and live shows. After initial writing sessions, the band released a collection of demo tracks that gained attention in their local area. This prompted their release of their full debut EP: “Elasticbands and Paperweights”. 2015 sees the return of the band under the new moniker “Only Sun” and promises to be a big year for the group.


SWNS are a five piece alternative band from Swansea, Wales, comprising members from all over the UK, and offering a heavy yet melodic sound.

Choral Society

A vibrant, versatile choir, singing arrangements from many genres and decades.

Live Music Society

Battle of the Bands 2016 Winner

DJs from...

Sink, Hustle, Tooters, Sin Savers, Rise & Lighthouse Project!

Many more acts to be announced!


See what you get during the event.



  • Access all arenas
  • Free funfair rides
  • Included in #SUF15 gold package

Standard Package


  • ← Includes everything from the standard ticket!
  • Sin Savers
  • Tooters
  • Sink or Sin
  • The Village Carnival
  • The #SSB16 After Party
  • Included in #SUF15 platinum package

Retirement Package


  • ← Includes everything from the other packages!
  • Vintage Graduation Ball – 20 July 2016
  • Swansea Uni Students Only

Event Partner

Summer Ball FAQs

We will announce collections information on our Facebook page.
The Abbey Meadow, situated on Swansea University’s Singleton Park campus, beneath the University’s historic Singleton Abbey building.
Yes, you may pay the difference between package prices to upgrade.
Yes, provided they are over 18 years of age and have photographic identification.
Check out our Pinterest boards for girls and guys.
No, all purchases are final.
Yes, we have a wide variety of vendors who will cater to your needs.
Yes, the rides are free.
Yes, you must possess photographic identification. This may be a UK Drivers' Licence, passport or other photographic identification with the PASS hologram.

Where To Go

Abbey Meadow
Swansea University
Singleton Park

Phone: (01792) 51 3024
Email: events at swansea-union.co.uk