Christ’s May Ball announce vast array of acts in their 2014 line-up

Jocelyn Major 22 May 2014

Christ’s College May Ball 2014 have today announced their line-up, generating a lot of excitement among students and praise for their selection of Cambridge talent to perform alongside the professional acts.

The acts include To Kill a King, who supported Bastille, and The Correspondents, who have performed at venues such as Glastonbury Festival, The Varsity Ski Trip and Big Chill. They were selected by The Telegraph as one of the top ten bands at Glastonbury 2010.

The rest of the line-up includes: Mausi, Truly Medley Deeply, Itchy Feet, Molly Warburton, Jake Morrell, The Brass Funkeys, Fitz Barbershop, The Ouse Valley Collective, Saxual Healing and Shooting Suns.

Credit: Youtube, Mausi are one of the acts set to play at the May Ball 

Christ’s May Ball Publicity Officer Chris Rowlands spoke to The Cambridge Student about procuring the acts. He said: "We kept our cards close to the chest until we’d found the perfect acts for the Ball. We wanted something for everyone: acts which would keep the party going right through until morning, acts to get the crowd going and acts to slow it down and strum through the early hours. We also wanted, as ever, to give local artists a chance to perform on a bigger stage.

“Booking for May Balls can be a tricky business, and we wanted to make sure everything was in place before our big reveal. We’re ecstatic about the line-up: it’s got big names, big sounds, returning favourites, new faces. The perfect playlist to an Emerald tinted night of revelry and midnight madness."

Rebecca Williams, a member of the Ents team, told TCS: “Obviously we are very happy with our line up, with an amazing main stage that should attract the crowds all night. To Kill a King fit the indie vibe that Christ’s has and after seeing them live myself in October with Bastille we knew they would be amazing. Correspondants and Mausi were more last minute deals that we squeezed in and are very excited about. We definitely have a variety of genres.

“We also ran 6 days of auditions which is why we have so much Cambridge talent. We’re very excited for the return of Truly Medley Deeply to Christ’s who wowed people in 2012. Additionally we have the wonderful sounds of Christ’s own Rival Skies, as well as Saxual Healing and the Brass Funkeys who are always a crowd pleaser.

Credit: Youtube, The Brass Funkeys are always a crowd-pleaser

“One unique thing is our Itchy Feet DJ set who will dominate our formal hall with dance lessons and music throughout the evening.”

Christ’s students have expressed their excitement about the line-up, with student Alessa Betts noting: “To Kill a King have been one of my favourite bands for three years and are especially great live so I can't wait to see them perform again at Christ's.”

Christ’s student Danny Longman also commented: “As a grad student I've been to a few Christ's balls before, but I'm really excited about this line-up. This festival-type line-up is very varied, and I'm sure there will be something for everyone. Truly Medley Deeply were a big hit last time, and Itchy Feet will be a great laugh.”

The ball will take place on 17 June and the theme is Emerald City. Tickets were priced at £130 for a standard ticket, £145 for a VIP ticket and £170 for a dining ticket.