Down the Rabbit Hole feat. Hermitude, Sachi & Strange
Forsyth Barr Stadium
8pm – 12am
Student ticket: $44.90 (+BF)
(Included in Super Pass)
GA ticket: $54.90 (+BF)
To fall down a rabbit hole means to stumble into a bizarre and disorienting alternate reality. This Orientation the Queen of Hearts is pleased to add her new Down the Rabbit Hole themed dress-up party. We are excited to announce we’re turning the stadium into a wonderland for an evening of madness and delights.
Students will wander in through a surreal and smoke-filled “rabbit hole,” which delivers them into a sea of flashing lights, pounding music, and colourful chaos. Electronica will fill up the stadium as costumed students make their way through the frenzy on the dance floor. This year's line-up is madder than ever with Hermitude and Sachi gracing us in this wonderland of entertainment!
This is gonna be a huge party, so make sure you follow the white rabbit to a land beyond imagination. Get weird in wonderland as we go Down the Rabbit Hole.
Hermitude are El Gusto and Luke Dubs, an award-winning duo based in Sydney, Australia. They are an evolving success story, from humble beginnings born in music and friendship, to creative and commercial peaks that grow with each release.
Forming in the early 2000s, Hermitude had built a unique chemistry after playing live together in various bands from an early age. With five albums under their belt, the duos momentum has grown with each release. In recent years they have signed a worldwide deal with Nettwerk Records, as well as their first headline tour of the US, taking in SXSW and going on to festivals such as Governor’s Ball and Lollapollooza.
Picking up co-signs from the likes of Diplo, Zane Lowe, Vince Stapes along with major international and local support from Complex, BBC Radio 1, Beats1, Triple-J, HillyDilly, Fashion Quarterly, SNIFFERS, George FM, ZM, and The Edge Sachi are fresh and already making a dent. Nick Chrisp and Will Thomas make up the duo and at both just 18 years of age, this is just the beginning of their story. Both born in Auckland the pair met in primary school playing in bands before beginning to create electronic music from the age of 13 or 14.
Strange's works flaunt unpredictability. Hailing from the Middle East, where he began rinsing night clubs at 15, Strange has since been making moves in the Dunedin scene. His wonky, multi-cultural brand of underground bass music is not to be passed over.
OUSA Clubs and Societies Centre
9am – 2pm
A great place to scratch around for around for bargains and prepare for survival through Dunedin’s seasonal extremes. The Rummage Sale mainly consisting of clothes but there will be other nik naks and pieces of furniture too. $5 a bag or $1 an item. All proceeds go to our friends at Volunteer Otago! Be aware of the stampede that will occur, first in first served.
Radio One Open Air Sessions
Monday 20 - Friday 24 February, 12pm-2pm
Free public event
Every Week day during Orientation, from midday to 2pm, Radio One 91FM DJs move their gadgets out of the studio and onto the OUSA Building balcony to blast audio lushness to the class of 2017.
12:00pm - 1:00 pm | DJ Jamie Green
The loveable larrikin and host of the Radio One 'Breakfast Show' goes overtime especially for you, with the type of musical swag bag only Jamie Green can deliver. Old school, new school, borrowed school, blue school. It's an eclectic music education, and you're invited. He will probably even play requests.
1:00pm - 2:00 pm | DJ Junglefari
DJ JungleFari is the host of the mighty 'Roots and Kulture' show and consistentluy brings a top ranking selection of the heaviest Roots and Kulture tunes from New Zealand and around the globe… check tunes, dub plates and specials. It's the Orientation bless up you've been waiting for.