Online tickets for Trinity Ball 2019 tickets sold out within 50 minutes this morning after going on sale at 9am.
Tickets for the event went on sale online and in House Six at 9am this morning, with students queuing up outside House Six since 6:30 am. Tickets for this year’s ball cost €91, an increase of €4 since last year.
Issues arose this year for some students while purchasing tickets online, with a system message alerting them that their ID card number and email address had already been used to apply for tickets.
Irish rock band The Coronas are due to headline this year’s Trinity Ball, having previously performed at the event in 2012 as a last-minutes replacement following Marina and The Diamonds withdrawing from the ball.
Announcing the headline act last Sunday in the Graduate’s Memorial Building (GMB), 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!” Flood expressed his excitement about the lineup, citing The Coronas as an act who were “highly requested” by students in a crowdsourcing form circulated to students last year.
Alongside The Coronas, dance and hip-hop acts dominate the lineup with Bugzy Malone, Mabel, Mall Grab and Kojaque set to take the stage. Also performing this year will be Nina Nesbitt, Mella Dee, Le Boom, Honey Dijon, Kneecap, Sally C, Jordan Max, Toucan, Tebi Rex, The 2 Johnnies, Trinity Orchestra, DUDJ, Trinitones, Metabolix, and Clash Tribute.
Five of the acts on the lineup hail from Trinity, including the Trinitones, DUDJ and Trinity Orchestra. The eagerly anticipated lineup is created each year by the TCDSU Ents Officer and MCD Productions.
Controversy arose last October surrounding the date of the event, which is set to take place on April 12, just one week before the beginning of exams. Traditionally, the event has taken place on the first Friday of Trinity term, three weeks before the exam period. Students launched an unsuccessful petition being to change the date of the ball.