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27 Apr 2015

Freefest 2015 - Loughborough Students' Union's annual music festival returns

Scenes from Time at the bar! which will be performed at this year's Freefest

Loughborough Students’ Union’s annual music festival Freefest returns on Bank Holiday Monday! (4 May 2015)

This year, the Student’s Union has teamed up with LU Arts to bring you an extended week long of creative talent, including inspiring work from a range of student societies.

Staff, students and local residents are welcomed on campus every day for the entire week to experience the creativity of Loughborough University students.

The week starts on Bank Holiday Monday with a fantastic line up of bands across two stages, alongside a vintage clothing fair and stalls. Student society Fever will be flaunting their incredible circus skills and the Loughborough University’s Arts photography competition will also be exhibited. 

On Tuesday 5th May, LSU SING! take to the Cope Auditorium stage to showcase their talents from 7.30pm.

Wednesday 6th May will see a performance from the Music Scholarship winners in the Cope Auditorium at 1.15pm.

On Thursday 7th May, there’s an exclusive performance of Stage Society’s student-written play ‘Time at the Bar’ at the Cope Auditorium from 7.30pm, before its premiere at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival later this year.

On Friday 8th May, the University String Orchestra will perform a set including an original comission at Martin Hall from 1pm. The Music Society is performing an intimate acoustic set at the Shed from 7pm.

On Saturday 9th May, catch Shakespeare Society’s ‘Taming of the Shrew’ at 3pm in the Cope Auditorium after three sell out shows in the winter. Head back there at 7pm for a dance showcase featuring Bhangra, Salsa, Pole Fitness, Breakdance and Bollywood performances.

Lastly on Sunday 10th May, you can enjoy a set from renowned Loughborough society Tuxedo Swing Dance around the University Fountain from 3pm.

An entire week of arts and music, Freefest 2015 is not to be missed! All events are free to attend but some do require booking.

To book a place at a specific Freefest event, please click here

For further information about events, please click here

Freefest funds the charitable activities of Loughborough Students Union and all money raised funds their work, helping to shape the Loughborough University experience.


Notes for editors

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Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines.

It has been awarded five stars in the independent QS Stars university rating scheme, putting it among the best universities in the world, and was named Sports University of the Year 2013-14 by The Times and Sunday Times. Loughborough is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in the Times Higher Education’s ‘table of tables’ and has been voted England's Best Student Experience for six years running in the Times Higher Education league. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, Loughborough has been awarded seven Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

In 2015 the University will open an additional academic campus in London’s new innovation quarter. Loughborough University in London, based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, will offer postgraduate and executive-level education, as well as research and enterprise opportunities.

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Loughborough University
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