Words: Eva O’Beirne
Surely “Snow Ball” would have been more fitting?
Europe’s largest private party is seeking to celebrate the “rebirth of Irish culture emerging from the pandemic.” We weren’t aware that it had died in the first place.
In all seriousness, the Trinity Ents team have stated that the “Celtic Revival” themed ball will feature several Irish artists in order to drive on “a new breed of forceful Irish creativity.”
We expect that the budding techno DJs of South Dublin haven’t coped very well with the news.
“We want to present and platform a new wave of Irish talent, showing it off and celebrating it for one amazing night,” Trinity Ents said in their Instagram announcement post.
Balls have been held annually in Trinity College Dublin since the late 1800s, but Trinity Ball became a formalised event in 1959.
Online tickets for Trinity Ball in 2020 sold out within hours after selling out in only an hour the previous year. The line-up included Eat Everything, Rejjie Snow, DJ Seinfield and Metabolix – the band fronted by Trinity lecturer Professor Luke O’Neill. It was to be headlined by Tinie Tempah, who also played at the ball in 2010.
Tickets are only available to Trinity staff and students. Tickets go on sale 9:00am on Wednesday 23 March, with the ball due to take place on 22 April.
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