Escape to the County: Southampton’s Alternative Grad Ball for 2015

Don’t fancy exchanging £50 for SUSU’s Grad Ball at Oceana but still want to celebrate with your nearest and dearest? Here’s your answer: Escape to the Country, an all-day party organised by Esc collective and friends. Taking place on the 10th June 2015, the event makes for a perfect end-of-exams/start-of-summer/graduation celebration.
Escape to the Country will be centred around a very special venue set in the picturesque grounds of Royal Victoria Country Park, just a stone’s throw from central Southampton. Kicking off just after midday, ticket holders will catch the best of the afternoon sun as they sample the locally-sourced gourmet BBQ, and then be bathed in a warm orange glow as the sun sets across The Solent, providing an exquisite backdrop for what promises to be a unique and exciting event.

This event will be focussed around quality music. You can expect an eclectic mix of genres all played through the highest quality soundsystems available. The indoor and outdoor stages will be graced by old friends of Southampton, new rising talents, and some very special guests from further afield. There will be healthy dose of live music ranging from The Sea Slugs — a 15-piece afrobeat band — to Ishan Sound performing a live dub/reggae set, all tied together with DJ sets from Linkwood (Firecracker Recordings), the Future Garden DJs, and many more.

We weren't kidding when we said we've got a very special venue … take a look. More info:

Posted by esc collective on Monday, 4 May 2015

Ishan Sound
Tom James
The Sea Slugs

Future Garden DJs
South Royston
muddywellies DJs


Sotonight is helping to organise this event, much like the as-yet-unformed Esc collective played a major part in coordinating our 2014 Graduation Boat Party. If you attended that then you’ll have a pretty clear idea of what to expect at Escape to the Country. Tickets are on sale now.


About Author

Adam is a physics graduate from the University of Southampton with an interest in electronic music. He co-founded Sotonight and was involved with SEMSU and other music-related projects while at university.