[Brad Johnson | Deputy Editor]
This year’s Summer Ball is being held back at the Forum Hertfordshire!
After an unprofitable year at Hatfield House, the event’s team have decided to the bring the flagship event of the year back to its home, at the Forum. This year’s Las Vegas themed Summer Ball will also feature an outside stage in the Piazza next to the EleHouse.
Headlining this year’s Ball will be the fabulous Jess Glynne. Jess Glynne has featured on two number one tracks with Clean Bandit and a top 10 track on her own track ‘Right Here’. Jess burst onto the music scene in 2014 and since then has featured on tracks thats have gone Silver, Gold, Platinum and all the way up to Triple Platinum in Australia. Glynne is truly one of the UK’s biggests acts of 2014/15.
Supporting Jess Glynne will be Saint Raymond, The Guardian’s ‘New Band of the Week’ in 2014. Saint Raymond, Callum Burrows as he is also known, has not yet broken into the charts but is set to take the music scene by storm in 2015.
Saint Raymond received early support from BBC Introducing and after a successful slot on the BBC Introducing Stage at Reading and Leeds Festival in August 2013, it was announced that he had signed a major record deal with Asylum Records. In January 2014, Saint Raymond (Callum Burrows) released his second EP Young Blood, which peaked at number four on the itunes album chart and the title track was named as Zane Lowe’s “Hottest Record in The World”.
Burrows was also invited to perform a live session in Maida Vale Studios for BBC Radio 1 and Zane Lowe in January 2014.
On 23 April 2014, Burrows announced that he would be the opening act for Ed Sheeran’s Multiply Tour in the UK and Europe.
Alongside Saint Raymond will be The Composers. The Composers are making a return to the Forum Hertfordshire following their performance in the last academic year. The Compozers are a young band whose music and live shows have been described as vibrant and energetic. The Compozers were formed in 2008 by Charles Mensah, Nana Ntorinkansah, Steven Gaman and Joshua Jones with Theophania Obeng and David Akrazz joining in 2009 and 2010 respectively.
The whole night will be one big party with Capital FM DJ, Ryan Arnold keeping the music flowing till the early hours.
Tickets are available from hertfordshire.su/summerball for £29! Get them now before they all sell out!