Trinity Ball tickets have sold out, after going on sale at 9am this morning. The tickets sold out within the first two hours of going on sale, which is slower than the previous two years.
Tickets for the annual Trinity Ball were available to purchase online and in House Six, where students queued from around 8:30am this morning. The Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) Ents page announced that all online tickets had sold out at 11:25am.
Last year, Trinity ball tickets sold out within 50 minutes, while the previous year online tickets were sold out in just under 75 minutes. In 2017, it took five hours for Trinity Ball tickets to sell out.
The queue outside House Six for physical tickets was shorter and slower than previous years. Ents Officer Judith Robinson told Trinity News that “then it did grow quite a bit as time went on”. She said: “I suspect this is because it is easier to buy the tickets online and you don’t have to wait outside in the cold.”
Robinson said that “as is the case with every year, there is a huge volume of people trying to access the website between 9am and 9:15am, so the site gets very slow during this time”.
Trinity Ball tickets remained at last year’s €91, which was an increase of €4 from the year before.
Robinson said that she is “very excited” for the ball. “There is such a great buzz around campus. We have a fantastic line-up this year, that has been received very well by students,” she said. The ball will take place on Trinity’s campus on April 17.
Headliner Tinie Tempah, a British rapper and singer, will perform alongside 16 other acts on April 17, including Irish rapper Rejjie Snow and British DJ Eats Everything. Tempah has released three albums and earned seven number one singles on the Official Singles Chart in the UK.
A wide range of Irish acts will take to the stage at Trinity Ball this year, including Cork singer Lyra, set to perform after a stint in February as Gavin James’ opening act in the 3Arena. Irish pop artist Moncrief will be playing songs from his recent EP, which is “essentially the story of the coming of age of any young man”.
DJ Holly Lester and Sligo-based duo Brame and Hamo brings house music to the ball, while Cooks But We’re Chefs, a nine piece ensemble, incorporates elements of jazz, hip hop, and disco/house into their music.
Dublin hip-hop artist Maliki brings a variety of different styles including spoken word and poetry. From Waterford, Irish dance band King Kong Company, a regular act at Electric Picnic, will also take to the stage.
In addition, the ball will play host to acts from farther afield. English DJ Eats Everything, also known as Daniel Pearce, will grace the Trinity stage alongside Idiosyncratic London collective Franc Moody and British neo-soul singer Joy Crookes. Joesef and singer/songwriter Lisa McHugh, both from Glasgow, are both set to perform.
Completing the line-up are two Trinity based acts, the acappella group the Trintones, and DUDJ, made up of members of Trinity’s own DJ society.
The lineup for the 2020 Trinity Ball was due to be released at a launch party on Sunday evening, but was instead announced early by TCDSU on Sunday afternoon following the leak of the lineup on social media.