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Orientation brings dub and joy to the dull lives

Orientation brings dub and joy to the dull lives of students

AuSM, the Students’ Association @ AUT is proud to announce the line up of music, fun and shenanigans that will be gracing Orientation Week(s) from February 24th to March 7th.

Hamilton based reggae band Katchafire will be playing in the Wellesley Street Quad from 12pm on Monday 24th of February. Their chilled out sounds will go nicely with the beach volleyball, mini golf and markets that will also be in the Quad all week.

On Tuesday 25th V presents Hip Hop Day, with P-Money, Ill Semantics, break dancing demonstrations and Graffiti by Disruptiv Ltd.

The Tui Challenge also begins on the 25th. Brave students form teams of four and compete in an assortment of quests from the spicy to the muddy to win over $1500 worth of prizes. One part of the competition is the Vesbar’s Quiz Night, starting at 7pm.

Deep house DJ Soane is playing from 12pm in the Wellesley St Quad on Wednesday the 26th, presented by Microsoft. There are also street performers, comedians Wills & Spencer and more malarkey as the Tui Challenge continues. That night, Vesbar will be shaking with laughter at comedians P-Funk Chainsaw, Wills & Spencer again and Morgan Williams.

Platinum 7 presents Stylus77 from Wellington on Thursday 27th, at 12pm in the Quad. They’ll be playing while representatives from political parties and more outdoor sports type things take place around them. In the evening, the Quad will be skanking to the sounds of Ska Night, with The Managers, The WBC and the Offbeat Selector, as students take part in the Beer Stein.

The mighty Tui Challenge will conclude On Friday 28th, and the losers can bury their sorrows watching Auckland band Pluto playing from 12pm. That evening, the climax of the week takes place with the AUT Big Gig. From 7.30pm, bFM and Export Gold present Salmonella Dub, Fat Freddy’s Drop and dDub. Tickets for AUT students are just $5, and the general public can grab tickets from Real Groovy and Ticketek.

The next week, the festivities continue over on the other side of the bridge at the Akoranga Campus. DJs play on Monday the 3rd, Wills & Spencer entertain on Tuesday the 4th, and The WBC rock on Thursday 6th. All three days will feature the perennial student pleaser – a free BBQ.

The O-Week festivities finish on the 7th of March, with a chance for everyone to clean themselves up at the Cruiser Foam Party at the Vesbar. Then students have to get back to the sad reality of their mundane little lives - until the next events brought to them by AuSM, that is…

For more information, please contact:
Joanna McLeod
Communications Assistant at AuSM
Ph: 917 9999 xt 8774 or 021 212 7920

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