Celebrate the end of the year in style

Attractions and Line up

York Racecourse

The award winning modern grandstands, characterful
listed buildings, manicured lawns and homegrown flowers
set the scene for the best of evenings at the Racecourse.
You will have access to three levels of the Knavesmire
grandstand with bars and entertainment on every floor.

Attractions

Casino, funfair, silent disco, candyflos and sweets,
entertainers and the 4am survivor photo!

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Lineup

  • CHARLI XCX
  • LADY LESHURR
  • BECKY HILL
  • ITS DANNY T
  • SoShe
  • AND THE HANGNAILS
  • LUUNA
  • 7 Hour Darkness Invasion
  • Donkey Zoo
  • WEATHER BALLONS
  • YOUNG URBAN PARASITES
  • FIZZY POP
  • #SMACKJAM
  • PARKER LEE
  • PIVIN ARMCHARIS
  • LUUNA
  • 7 HOUR DARKNESS INVASION
  • KRAKEN

Graduation Dinner

Celebrate early

A graduation dinner ticket means the celebrations
start early, starting off with a glamorous champagne
reception on the lawns of Heslington Hall.
A free bus services then whisks you away to the York
Racecourse where a delicious three course meal awaits!

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Starter

Smoked Goats Cheese, Spinach and sun blushed tomato strudel with beetroot emulsion  Wild rocket, Pine nut garnish  (V)

 

Main Course

Supreme of Roast Chicken

Apricot and Thyme Stuffing Crushed New Potatoes, Roast Jus

Vegetarian

Roast Butternut & Wild Mushroom Wellington  Crushed new potato Vegetarian Gravy (V)

 

Dessert

Warm Chocolate Brownie, Chocolate Sauce, Cinnamon Dusted vanilla Ice Cream

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Frequently Asked Questions

What Do I need to Know?

What time should I arrive? How do I get there?
What do I need to bring? Take a look at our
frequently asked questions to solve
any queries you might have about the event
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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get there?

Transport is included in your ticket price. Coaches will be leaving campus at 16.15 for graduation dinner guests from outside The Student Centre in James College and from 20.00 for Summer Ball guests.

What time should I arrive?

The Summer Ball starts at 20.30 and will finish at 04.00. Graduation dinner will commence with a champagne reception at Heslington Hall from 15.30.

Is there a dress code?

The Summer Ball is a black tie event, so get your glad rags on!

What do I need to bring?

You will need to present a form of ID and your printed event ticket at the entrance.

Will there be a cloakroom?

Yes there will be a cloakroom on the ground floor where you can leave your coat whilst you enjoy your evening.

Is there a cash machine?

Yes there is a cash machine in the venue but be careful, it will charge you for withdrawing cash so we suggest you bring some cash with you for purchasing food and drink.

Can a friend not from this University attend?

Yes students can bring non-students or a student from other Universities but you will need to buy them a seperate ticket.

Can I attend as a post-grad/mature/part-time/first-time student?

Yes the Ball is open to all students.

Do you make provisions for Wheelchair users?

Yes the Summer Ball is totally accessible for wheelchair users.

Do I need to bring my Student card for verification?

Bringing a student card is not essential by please do remember you will require a form of ID to present on entry.

What happens to Lost Property?

Any lost property will be handed in at the clock tower (event entrance) and will be available from the following day. Lost property is only held for 14 days so please make sure you come and collect before you leave for the summer.