The Big Top Tent headliner of RUSU’s 2017 Summer Ball will be RUDIMENTAL. The news was announced at midnight last night during Saturday Union in 3Sixty.

The English drum and bass band will play a headlining set with a mix of their albums Home and We The Generation. They are the third of a number of acts to be announced to fill the line up for RUSU’s final Union night of the year on June 10.

Responding to questions about the lateness of the set of announcements, RUSU said, “we’ve been awaiting approval on artwork from acts before giving the go-ahead.”

Rudimental join the stellar line-up of first act Shift K3Y, as well as Ella Eyre who is known for her collaborations with Rudimental. The full line-up and other attractions are also set to be announced shortly.


Third year Drum and bass enthusiast Raef Reid-Easton said of the news, “it’s the best act that we’ve ever had come to a summer ball!

They’re a pretty versatile act, and generally have something for everybody in their music. They’ve got popular chart songs and some decent D&B

Rudimental have previously headlined numerous British festival, including Glastonbury’s Other Stage, and V Festival. They look to join the list an impressive Summer Ball headliners in recent years.


Headliners since 2010 have been:

2010 – Scouting for Girls

2011 – Ellie Goulding

2012 – Example + DJ Wire

2013 – Feeder

2014 – Katy B

2016 – Sub Focus

Rudimental will be playing small a set of European dates, including Shoreham-on-sea the night before Summer Ball, and headlining the British Carnival Fifty-Six and V Festivals later on in the summer.


William Cole

Politics and IR Graduate 2017. Reporter and News Editor of the Spark 2016-17.

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