The days are getting longer and warmer and once again it's time to get ready for the legendary Bournemouth Summer Ball!Summer Ball

What Is The SUBU Summer Ball?

This renowned event has now been running for over 20 years, raising funds for the Bournemouth Student Union and giving students the opportunity for an epic end-of-semester blowout! This year it will be held on Saturday the 6th of June and with the site open for a full on 10 hours, running all the way through Sunday morning. There will be a whole host of entertainment at this year’s ball which will boast a huge music show on multiple stages, with the likes of Sigma, Sunset Sons and Artful Dodger to look forward too! The site will also be alive with colourful tents, plenty of food stalls and the highlight of the night, towering fun fair rides! It’s the perfect combination to make the night truly memorable so bring it on!

All Summer Ball tickets include transport to the festival site which begins leaving from The Old Fire Station from 4pm. Trips back from the festival begin at 1am back to The Old Fire Station, but remember that the party doesn’t stop there! At 5am, just as the sun is coming up, everyone will gather at the Pier for the traditional "Survivors Photo", which is a medal of honour for those of you who are still standing! It will be a demanding night, even for the seasoned party animals so will you make it till 5 a.m.?

What To Wear?

The ball is famous for being a fancy dress mecca, and the wilder, the better! The theme is free, giving you the perfect opportunity to don your favourite Disney garb, or follow this season's craze for the sixties and seventies. The possibilities are endless! Whether you know exactly what to wear or you are still deciding, our team at Hollywood has got your back! We’ve seen some incredible fancy dress ideas over the years and with hundreds of costumes to choose from, why go anywhere else?

We know students love a bargain so we always stock up on the best budget costumes available. We have full costumes from as little as £9.99 for guys and girls so there really will be something for everyone. If you are getting your mates involved, why not go for a group costume, like the seven dwarfs from Snow White or all dress as your favourite superheroes?

Looking back through the Summer Ball photos from years before, you’ll see plenty of funny and creative handmade costumes. If you’re artistic then that’s fantastic, we appreciate a good bit of DIY! If you need any finishing touches we also have thousands of accessories to help polish off your masterpiece. We also stock a huge range of make-up and face paint so whatever you need to complete your look, we’ll have you covered!

Come and see us now to place orders, get some inspiration and grab your costumes before they’re gone!