ASTONBURY 2009 - this weekend!


Saturday 13th June

The biggest event of the year is finally here - ASTONBURY 2009!

Message from Richard Middleton, Chief Operating Officer

The weather forecast for this Saturday is "sunny intervals" with a max temperature of 20 degrees - a great day to be outdoors!

Astonbury this year is selling staff tickets at a special concessionary rate of £10 - reduced from £18 (I think because some older staff may go home before the party ends at 1am!).  During the day there will be performances from local bands and DJs, many of them from Aston and including the Aston Music Society. There are also free fair rides, all in the context of a summer fair.

Tickets are on sale in Aston's Cafe Bar or from the Guild.

Hope to see you there!


It's now your chance to experience one of the best social events in the University calendar - an open air music festival - right on your doorstep at the Aston lake. Astonbury is set to be even bigger and better than it has been before, giving you more live acts, more choice and ultimately more fun!

Astonbury is a 13 hour event which starts at 12pm and will go right through until 1am! It is a day and night event consisting of two themes, a day time summer fairground festival and the night time an all out open air music festival.

This year University staff will have access to your own private bar and entertainment inside the Lakeside Conference Centre as well as enjoying the outdoor activities.

The line up this year includes:

Guru Josh Project Live - Performing their smash hit single LIVE -"Infinity 08"
Taio CruzPerforming - "Take me back" and more
The Futureheads - Performing - "Hounds of Love" and more
Sick City Club
The Crimes
Faith SFX
Lady L
Semi Fiction
Astrophysics feat Skilf and Deep Blak
Special Guest DJ

There will also be loads more live acts and societies performing during the day.

Attractions on the day will include: 

Main stage performances
Music Dome
The Joker (thrill ride)
2 bars
Chicken Joes
Ice Cream stand
Fairtrade stalls
Carnival fun and games Stalls (with prizes)
Firework display

Ticket Info:

Tickets cost £10.

Tickets will be on sale from 26th May from Aston's Cafe Bar (6th floor Main Building). All staff tickets are £10 and are valid from 12pm to 8pm. If you wish to stay for the whole event you can do so - the full day tickets are priced at £18.

Staff can buy as many tickets as they wish providing they accompany their guests (must show Staff I.D when buying tickets)..

We wish for all staff to attend Astonbury as it truly is and great day out and an event that you'll find hard to forget. It's t
he best way to kick start your summer holiday. We look forward to seeing you there!

Thank you

Aston Guild Executive




















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