DJ Fresh to headline Live and Loud

DJ Fresh, Peace, Kristian Nairn, Duke and The Struts have been confirmed as acts for this year’s Live and Loud

Photo Credit: Altsounds

Photo Credit: Altsounds

YUSU have announced the acts playing at this year’s Live and Loud.

York’s alternative freshers’ ball will feature live music from DJ Fresh, Peace, Kristian Nairn (Hodor from Game of Thrones), Duke and The Struts.

DJ Fresh has had two No 1 hit singles – ‘Louder’ and ‘Hot Right Now’ from his third album Nextlevelism. ‘Hot Right Now’, which featured Rita Ora, was confirmed as the UK’s first dubstep and drum and bass N0 1. Other popular songs include ‘Gold Dust’ and ‘Earthquake. The drum and bass and dubstep producer’s new single ‘Flashlight’ featuring Ellie Goulding will be released on 5 October.

Indie quartet Peace formed in 2009 and hail from Birmingham. Their debut studio album ‘In Love’ (featuring lead single ‘Wreath’) was released in March 2013, reaching No 16 in the UK album chart. The band has received recent critical acclaim, with The Guardian and NME comparing them to Foals, The Maccabees and Vampire Weekend, and were nominated in the BBC Sound of 2013 poll. This summer, they played the main stage at Reading and Leeds Festivals and were sixth on the bill.

Kristian Nairn is an Irish house DJ more widely known for his role as Hodor in American fantasy TV series Game of Thrones. In August, Kristian embarked on a Game of Thrones themed tour of Australia entitled ‘Rave of Thrones’. The actor and DJ has been touring during the last couple of weeks playing at several freshers’ week events across the UK.

Photo Credit: YUSU

Photo Credit: YUSU

Beatboxing trio Duke will offer something a bit different to this year’s Live and Loud. The band, who call themselves “a band like no other” will perform covers using a mix of beat-boxing, vocal bass lines and a guitar, without backing music or sampling. Duke has supported acts such as Jessie J, The Feeling and N-Dubz on tour.

The Struts are a four-piece indie rock band formed in 2009. They released their debut album ‘Everyone Wants’ on 28 July. The band cites their influences as The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Oasis and Kasabian. In June of this year the Derby based-band supported the Rolling Stones in Paris, playing for a crowd of 80,000 people.

The acts were posted on YUSU’s Facebook page this evening. Earlier today, a fake line up for the YUSU event was posted in the York Uni Swap Shop Facebook page, announcing that N-Dubz and Alexandra Burke would be headlining the event. The post was met with some negative comments. One member of the Swap Shop group posted, “What kind of idiot with too much time on their hands would make a fake YUSU announcement? Come on.”

As well as live performances from musicians, ticket-holders can expect fireworks over the lake, a silent disco, photo booth, an outdoor shisha tent, food and drink stalls and more. Tickets for the event, which will take place on 4 October, cost £29 and can be bought from the YUSU website.


  1. Hodor! hodor hodor hodor

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  2. lame lineup and another shit attempt by YUSU to put an event on, leave it to people who know what their doing…

    YO1 festival was the same price and had Sub Focus, De La Soul, Bicep, Mouse Outfit etc…other Universities enlist the help of their local promoters to put on good events, so why do our students Union insist on doing it themselves (and doing it terribly)?

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    • Mate, firstly:

      1. No-one has a clue who Sub Focus, De La Soul, Bicep (that’s a muscle), Mouse Outfit (presumably tiny clothes) are.

      2. It’s Students’ Union, not students Union.

      3. What on earth was YO1 festival?

      4. Criticise an event before it even starts. *slow hand clap*

      5. DJ Fresh is a bigger act than any of the crap you’ve mentioned.

      6. P**s off.

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      • 26 Sep ’14 at 1:26 am

        Mr Bean strikes back

        Nice trolling mate, well done, I hope you feel really smug sat behind your keyboard over there! If you don’t know who Sub Focus or De La Soul are you need to go back to school….as for YO1 Festival, why don’t you google it? it was the biggest music event York has ever seen, watch out for it next year.

        PS. DJ Fresh is commercial shite and Live n Loud has been a massive rip off the last 2 years in a row…but hey, what do I know, buy your ticket and see if it’s worth the money.

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    thats great to proud our music to listen from our heart !! thats strange dude!!

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  4. Always fun having the shisha tent from at Live & Loud

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