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Freshers Festival 2012



This year’s Leeds Met fresher’s week has definitely been bigger and better than ever before. With foam parties, a silent headphone disco, and for the first time ever its very own festival, held at Leeds Millenium square; it’s safe to say that we have all partied hard this past week!

Leeds Met Student Union joined forces with well known event company Voodoo Events, in order to organise the Fresher’s Festival 2012. Held on the 22nd of September, the festival had a series of DJ sets and performances lined up, ready to welcome the new fresher’s of Leeds in style! Including Kissy Sell Out, The Loveable Rogues and British Drum and Bass/ Dubstep producer DJ Fresh.

The event started at 4pm with a variety of stalls and freebies to take advantage of. There were also several fun games for students to get involved with and a competition to win free Ryan air tickets! Thanks to the surprisingly beautiful weather on the day (the sun was obviously in the festivals favour!) freshers were able to lounge on the benches and listen to the DJ sets whilst keeping cool with sponsors Turborg Beer.

The first live performance of the day, creating a buzz amongst the chilled out students, was the Lovable Rogues. The three piece band rose to fame when managing to get to the top three on this year’s Britain’s got talent.  We went behind the

The Loveable Rogues Performing.
Photo by; Kirsten Thorpe.

scenes for an exclusive interview with the 3 boys, Eddie, Eugene and Sonny to see what they really thought of their newly found fame.

The boys happily confirmed that they had no regrets in choosing their path in the music industry over university. In fact stating that their career allowed them to experience all of the fresher’s events minus the hard work and study. They also told the Met Media crew that one of the major perks to being famous besides the parties and the performances were the freebies! To conclude the interview, we asked them, if they were to go back on to Britain’s got Talent to do anything besides music, what it would be; to which Eugene replied acting and Sonny break dancing.

DJ Fresh Performing.
Photo by; Kirsten Thorpe

To conclude the evening Dj Fresh was welcomed on to the stage, where he played an hour’s set. The atmosphere was brilliant as crowd went crazy, cheering and dancing whilst waving their glow sticks in the air and singing along to the songs.

So will this be the only Fresher’s Festival?  Definitely not!

In an interview the man behind it all, Voodoo’s managing director; Dave, announced that there would definitely be more to come! Stating that it was the next step for Voodoo to have their own festival and that the Fresher’s Fest would be the first of many bigger and better events to come.

So congratulations to everyone that made that amazing event a success and welcome freshers 2012!

To watch the exclusive interviews with the Lovable Rogues and Managing director Dave, as well as the freshers at the event, tune into Met TV

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