FreshFest ticket/wristband pre-orders will close at 11am on Tuesday 11th September. If you have not ordered your ticket before this point, you will be able to pay on the door at the venue. If you have pre-ordered your ticket/wristband this can be collected from the venue.

If you have bought an RGU Freshers 2018 Wristband you qualify for free entry to this event!


After storming the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury during Kanye West's headline performance, showering FIFA's Sepp Blatter with a wad a cash, and handing Theresa May her P45, you catch Lee Nelson live and unleashed at this year's FreshFest!

From council estate to comedy and entertainment king, Lee Nelson is the star of hit shows Well Good Show and Well Funny People. With five sell out tours to date and a host of appearances on Live at the Apollo, Lee Nelson is one of the biggest stand up stars in the country.

Lee Nelson was created by Simon Brodkin who, along with also appearing as Premier League superstar Jason Bent and dodgy medical practitioner Dr Bob, is the world’s best-known prankster as shown in his Channel 4 documentary Britain’s Greatest Hoaxer. To date targets have included: Sepp Blatter, Britain’s Got Talent, Kanye West, Manchester City, Donald Trump, Philip Green and most recently Theresa May.

with guest host BERIC LIVINGSTONE from HQ TRIVIA

As part of this year's FreshFest 2018 we're once again running the BIGGEST student pub quiz! Last year's quiz hit capacity so this year we are moving it to the venue's biggest room and have also added a very special guest quizmaster - from the live quizzing gameshow app that has taken over our lives, the amazing BERIC from HQ Trivia will be our host!



No RGU Freshers line-up is complete without a traditional Scottish ceilidh with live band! Join Hipflask, one of the best ceilidh bands around, to reel the night away. If you aren't familiar with the dances, don't worry, the band will talk you through all of the different steps throughout the evening.


with LIVE DJ

One of our most popular RGU Freshers events! A live DJ playing all your chart, dance and cheesy favourites across the airwaves straight into your headphones


The bars in the Beach Ballroom will be open, if you are over 18 please bring ID with you. If you cannot prove your age the staff will be unable to serve you alcohol. There will be a selection of snack options available to buy.

Can I go to FreshFest if I am under 18?
Yes you can! FreshFest is our largest 'all ages' event, meaning you don't have to be over 18 to attend. Please remember that you won't be able to buy alcohol at the bars, but there will also be plenty of soft drink alternatives available.

Can I buy a ticket for my friend who goes to another University or College?
Yes, just add their ticket to your order and leave the 'student number' field blank when checking out.

Can I buy a ticket for my friend who isn't a student?
Yes, just add their ticket to your order and leave the 'student number' field blank when checking out.

Will there be tickets available on the door?
We aim to have some tickets available on the door, however depending on demand this may change. Keep an eye on these pages and on the FreshFest Facebook Event for updates. We strongly recommend purchasing in advance to avoid disappointment.

What time does FreshFest start?
Doors to the venue will open at 7pm. A full breakdown of entertainment start times will be posted very soon. Please also click attending on the FreshFest Facebook Event to be notified of updates.

How do I get back into the city centre after the event?
There will be coaches from the Beach Ballroom back into the city centre available at the end of the event.

f you have any more questions, email and we will help you out.



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