The Coronas to headline Trinity Ball

The lineup was announced tonight at the GMB

Internationally-renowned Irish rock band The Coronas are set to headline this year’s Trinity Ball alongside Bugzy Malone, Mabel, Mall Grab, and a range of other acts. The highly anticipated lineup announcement was made this evening in the Graduates Memorial Building (GMB).

In Ireland, The Coronas are particularly famed for their Christmas gigs in the Olympia Theatre, where in 2011 they played a record-breaking back-to-back series of six sold-out concerts.

Speaking about this year’s headline act, Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) Ents Officer David Flood said: “Everyone in College has belted out the San Diego Song at the top of their lungs at some point in their lives, and where better to do it than at Trinity Ball!”

The full lineup for this year’s ball includes Bugzy Malone, Mabel, Mall Grab, Kojaque, Nina Nesbitt, Honey Dijon, Mella Dee, Le Boom, Kneecap, Sally C, Jordan Max, Toucan, Tebi Rex, The 2 Johnnies, Trinity Orchestra, DUDJ, Trinitones, Metabolix, and Clash Tribute.

Flood expressed his excitement at the range of this year’s acts, saying that it was “great to see so many popular Irish acts” playing the ball.

“The Coronas are one of Ireland’s standout bands, Kojaque is the most exciting hip hop artist in Ireland at the moment, Le Boom create music that has such a unique sound that just can’t be compared to other international acts, and there is so many more,” said Flood.

Each year, the TCDSU Ents Officer works alongside MCD Productions to produce the lineup for Trinity Ball.

Flood circulated a crowdsourcing form last summer to ask students who they would like to see playing in this year’s ball, with The Coronas a “highly requested” act, according to Flood. 73% of this year’s acts were recommended on the crowdsourcing form, not including Trinity-based acts.

Five acts on the lineup hail from Trinity, including the Trinity Orchestra, DUDJ, and the Trinitones.

Trinity Ball will take place on April 12, only eleven days before the start of exams due to the revised academic year structure introduced this year under the Trinity Education Project (TEP). Speaking to Trinity News last year, Flood voiced his disappointment that College did not consult with student representatives on the date of the ball, given the disappointment expressed by students at the short interval between the ball and start of exams.

Tickets are set to go on sale on February 20 at a cost of €91, a €4 rise since last year. The cost of Trinity Ball tickets rose from €80 to €87 two years ago due to the Ball starting one hour earlier than previous years to accommodate construction work on Luas tracks near College.

Eliza Meller

Eliza Meller is the Head Photographer at Trinity News, and a Senior Sophister of English Studies.