Tonight’s Refreshers’ Bloc Party Cancelled


Due to low ticket sales, tonight’s Bloc Party (Monday 29th January) has been cancelled.

Originally advertised as part of Semester 2’s Refreshers’ schedule, Southampton Bloc Party was due to happen tonight in Bedford Place, offering entry to Orange Rooms, Popworld and Tokyo, amongst others.

The night, which traditionally attracts around 2,500 students, was advertised as including a £500 balloon drop, 1,000 free chicken nuggets and hot tubs. Tickets were priced at £5 for a super early bird ticket, £6 for an early bird, and £7 for a standard.

However, despite having sold out “the last 7 years running” according to their official event page, 2018’s Bloc Party has been cancelled due to “slower than anticipated sales”. A statement from their Facebook account said: “We’ve decided rather than putting on an average party, we’re going to take the very difficult decision and cancel tonight’s event. We’ll hopefully be back for Freshers’ 2018, which is always a sell-out.”

Whilst tickets purchased through Fatsoma will be refunded within 5 days, we have reached out for clarification on how customers of a Refreshers’ Pass will be refunded.

SUSU has been contacted for a statement.


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