DCU Students’ Union has undertaken a sponsorship deal with the Isle of Man festival 2013.
The deal will see the SU promote the festival to DCU students as an alternative, cheaper festival to attend when compared to some of the other events taking place across the summer.
The SU will recieve money and four tickets, which will be given away to students via Facebook, in exchange for promoting the festival.
DCU Student’s Union Welfare Officer Lorna Finnegan said that the SU “thought of it as a great way for students to attend festivals overseas, and as it’s not an overly costly festival to go to it’s quite student friendly. More and more students are traveling to the USA or Europe for festivals and this one might open the eyes of the students to a festival closer to home that they may not have thought of before.”
It is the first time in recent memory that DCU SU has linked with an event like this and it comes as the organisers sought to link with student union’s across the UK and Ireland to promote the Isle of Man festival.
Finnegan said that the money raised through events like this “goes straight back into the funds we need in order to promote successful campaigns throughout the year.”
She added that “our main priority is providing the best student experience possible. So the opportunity to link with this festival offers us a win win situation, as it is offering our students an alternative that is affordable and in the long run will improve campaigns for students throughout the year.”
The festival takes place on the 6th of July and ticket prices range from £55 to £150.
The headline acts include Primal Scream, Paloma Faith, and The Loveable Rogues.