Trinity Ball to be held on April 22 next year

Trinity Ball is set to return after being cancelled two years in a row due to Covid-19

Trinity Ball is set to return on April 22 next year. 

College has announced its intention to run Trinity Ball on April 22 after the event had been cancelled for two subsequent years.

The event, which remains the single biggest private party in Europe, has been cancelled in the last two years due to the public health risks posed by large gatherings amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

The staging of the event will be subject to national public health guidelines.

Secretary to the College, John Coman, in a memorandum to board, wrote: “Board is requested to note and approve that Trinity Ball 2021 will take place on Friday 22 April, 2022 subject to national public health and safety guidelines.”

Speaking to Trinity News, Trinity College Dublin Student Union (TCDSU) Entertainment (Ents) Officer, Greg Arrowsmith said: ”We’re very excited to announce that Trinity Ball is back after two years, and are confident that we can make it bigger and better than ever.”

“We’re already busy working with MCD on the line-up, and will be announcing the theme and dates for art installation submission soon.”

“For everyone wanting to keep up to date with line-ups and giveaways for T-ball, make sure to follow @trinityents on Instagram” he added. 

Arrowsmith, in his campaign, had planned to run an additional Trinity Ball, labelled Trinity Ball 2.0.

At the time he said that “as Ents officer, I’d organise a massive, live music ball off-campus as soon as possible, with current 4th years invited too so that we can make up for two missed T-Balls”.

This was supported by Provost candidate Professor Jane Ohlmeyer, who suggested the hosting of a Trinity Ball in April, followed by another Ball hosted in August.

This subsequent Ball was to accommodate the students of classes 2020 and 2021, who did not get to attend their last Trinity Ball.

Arrowsmith also highlighted several other events planned for the coming weeks after the vast majority of country-wide restrictions on October 22.

“We’re planning a ‘freedom week’ of Ents events after reading week with 5 nights out…we’re trying to incorporate a charity/awareness element into the nights out, tying into Movember, a bit like we did with Nightline by platforming them on the last Pav Friday.”

Jamie Cox

Jamie Cox is current News Analysis Editor for Trinity News and previously served as Higher Education Correspondent. He is a Junior Sophister Ancient and Medieval History and Culture student.