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As you are no doubt aware you are
about to start a brand new life as a
student. There’s no prizes for knowing
that. But you may still have a few
concerns about what this actually entails.
Will you make new friends? Will you
be able to do the work? Will you have
a good time?
Well…yes of course, yes probably and…
most defnitely!
You probably have a few other questions
and Fridge magazine is here to answer
them all. Freshers’ Week is, after all, no
time to be worrying about petty matters
of education - it’s about taking your frst
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Your frst week at uni is all about getting
out there and making new friends.
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THE UNION
Welcome
Mono
Level 2
The Liar
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Floor 5
Eating at The Union
Working at The Union
Safety at The Union
20 Top Tips
REGULAR CLUB NIGHTS
VIP Pass
Skint
Does Your Mother Know
Indie/Rock Flashback
Sin City
Ignition
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FRESHERS’ WEEK
Freshers’ Pass
Freshers’ Team
Daytime Events
Freshers’ Week Timetable
Cut ‘n’ Paste
Flashback
Bass Hunter
Headphone Disco
Danny Howard
Dan Osbourne
Scott Mills
Rock vs Rave
Hot Dub Time Machine
Sink The Pink
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Propaganda Beach Party Takeover
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WELCOME
TO THE BEST
STUDENT UNION
IN SCOTLAND
The Union is the headquarters of
Dundee University Students’ Association.
Commonly referred to as ‘DUSA’,
(pronounced ‘doosa’) it is the most
successful student organisation in the
country. But don’t just take our word
for it, for the last seven years the Times
Higher Education survey has voted
DUSA the best students’ union in
Scotland and Which? University voted
us as having “the best student nightlife
in the whole of the UK”. And not only
that, in a recent Times Higher Education
Student Experience Survey, we were
voted the “best value” students’ union in
the UK! Aren’t you lucky?
DUSA is responsible for the social,
educational, recreational and welfare
interests of students studying at the
University of Dundee. To put it simply,
we’re here to add all the extra bits to your
university life – the ones that you won’t
fnd in books. As a student studying at
Dundee University you automatically
become a member of DUSA – there’s
no subscription, no fees, no membership
forms. All we ask is that whenever you
visit us you bring your matriculation card,
once it has been issued by the University.
The Union is the private club for
members of DUSA. Incredibly, simply
being a student at the University of
Dundee, automatically makes you a
member of one of the best private
members’ clubs in Scotland. But what
does this actually mean? Well, unlike
city centre bars and nightclubs, we’re
a registered charity meaning that all
the money you spend at The Union is
reinvested in our facilities and also in
keeping prices as low as possible. In
addition, unless you are a student or a
guest of a student, you can’t get in to The
Union. This means that you get exclusive
use of the busiest entertainment venue
in Dundee with the cheapest drinks and
admission prices in the city.
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Open four days a week, Mono is Dundee’s
largest, safest and busiest nightclub. With
four distinct areas Mono caters for both
dance floor fanatics and those who prefer
to chill-out. Mono is also the cheapest
nightclub in the city and in a recent survey
was voted by Dundee University students
as their favourite nightclub in Dundee.
Over the past few years Mono has
presented a wide range of headlining
acts including sell-out performances
from the likes of Naughty Boy, Example,
Tinchy Stryder, Bify Clyro, Nina Nesbitt,
Pendulum, Sub Focus and Rudimental.
Mono is also extremely popular with Radio
1 DJs and has played host to: Fearne
Cotton, Scott Mills, Trevor Nelson, Greg
James, Mistajam, Zane Lowe, Pete Tong,
Annie Mac, Skream and Huw Stephens.
However if TV shows are more your
thing, don’t worry, Mono been graced by
the stars from TOWIE, Made In Chelsea,
Hollyoaks, Neighbours, Scrubs, Misfits,
The Inbetweeners, Geordie Shore, Skins
as well as a selection of X Factor winners,
finalists and runners-up.
If you think you’re going to be visiting Mono
on a regular basis (and believe us, you
probably will) we strongly recommend you
buy a VIP Pass. Not only will a VIP Pass get
you into both Mono and Floor 5 for free on
Fridays and Saturdays, it will also save you
loads of cash with exclusive discounts on
food and drinks.
(See page 23 for more details)
MONO
THE UNION LEVEL 1
CAPACITY:
OPEN:
ADMISSION:
FREE ADMISSION
FRIDAYS AND
SATURDAYS
WITH A VIP PASS
1100 Nightclub,
600 Concert
150 Cinema
Fri & Sat (nightclub)
11:00pm - 3:00am
Tuesday (Skint)
11:00pm - 2:30am
Tuesday* £1
Friday* £6
Saturday* £5
* includes admission to Floor 5
Nightclub, concert venue, cinema
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THE UNION LEVEL 2 THE UNION LEVEL 2
RECEPTION PREMIER SHOP
LEVEL 2 : know your way around
OPEN:
OPEN:
General enquiries, lost property, frst aid,
ticket sales, signing-in & refunds
Newspapers & magazines, cigarettes,
of-sales, frozen food, pre-packed
sandwiches, confectionery, groceries,
stationery, lab coats and University
of Dundee branded merchandise
Level 2 is situated on ground level and
serves as The Union’s main entrance
and reception. At Reception we look after
everything from general enquiries to
lost property, first aid, ticket sales and
signing-in. If you require any information,
assistance or have a problem – come to
Reception and we’ll help.
Monday – Friday
10:00am – 4:00pm, 8:30pm – close
Saturday & Sunday
midday - close
Monday – Friday
8:00am – 10:00pm
Saturday & Sunday
10:00am – 10:00pm
The Premier shop is The Union’s own
convenience store/mini supermarket.
Specialising in everything you need
to keep you going (i.e. fags, booze and
frozen pizzas; not to forget Alka Seltzers,
toothpaste and bog roll; we all need
balance in our lives) the Premier shop
will save you from having to make the
tiresome trek into the city centre. With
discounted ofers throughout the year, as
with the rest of The Union, Premier is one
of the cheapest places to shop. If you’re
lucky enough to be living in halls, the
Premier shop is your nearest of-licence.
SWIMMING POOL
HOT DOG STALL
BEER GARDEN & BBQ
OPEN:
OPEN:
Soft drinks, booze and burgers
Hot dogs galore!
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday
midnight – 2:30am
Monday – Sunday
11:00am – 10:00pm
The Union is the only student venue in
Scotland with a 25m swimming pool and
sauna. Open seven days a week, this is
the perfect place to maintain a modicum
of health or alternatively sweat-out the
poisons after a night on the piss.
Perfectly situated at the bottom of the
stairs, the Hot Dog Stall will save you from
having to walk up two flights of stairs to
Yum Yum, in order to satisfy your alcohol-
induced cravings for unidentifiable cuts of
meat.
The Union has its very own beer garden
situated right on our front door step.
Anytime the sun actually decides to show
its face during the summer, we promptly
whip out the barbeque, set up a sound
system and showcase the finest selection
of local DJs out on the Campus Green for
your enjoyment.
OPEN:
Swimming pool and sauna
Monday – Friday
7:00am – 8:30pm
Saturday
9:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday
1:00pm – 5:00pm
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The larger of The Union’s two bars, The
Liar is the best student bar in Dundee.
It’s ideal for both chilling out with a cofee
or partying with our cheap drinks ofers.
In fact, with shots and spirits from 99p,
cocktails only £1.99 and pints at £2.25,
The Liar is not only the cheapest bar in
Dundee, but one of the best value student
union bars in the UK. But it’s not just
about alcohol. We sell takeaway cofees
for only £1 and serve pizzas and pub
snacks until 10pm.
With DJ’s booked on Tuesday, Friday and
Saturdays nights, The Liar is the busiest
student bar in Dundee. On St Patrick’s Day
we had live bands playing for over fourteen
hours and in the process sold 900 pints of
Guinness! With every major sporting event
shown live on 17 plasma screens, there is
no other place in Dundee worth watching
televised sport.
THE LIAR
THE UNION LEVEL 3
CAPACITY:
OPEN:
FOOD SERVED:
600
Mon, Wed & Thu
8:30am – midnight
Tuesday
8:30am – 2:30am
Friday
8:30am – 3am
Saturday
6pm – 3am
Daily
8:30am - 10pm
Bar, restaurant, cofee bar, televised sport & pre-club DJs
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THE UNION LEVEL 4 THE UNION LEVEL 4
4-PLAY
CLOAKROOM
YUM YUM
OPEN:
OPEN:
OPEN:
Pool, arcade games, quiz machines & fruit machines
Pool, arcade games, quiz machines & fruit machines
Burgers, hot dogs and chips
Monday – Friday
9am – close
Tuesday, Friday & Saturday
9pm – close
Saturday & Sunday
midday – close
Tuesday, Friday & Sunday
11pm – 3am
Daily
midday – 8pm
One of everyone’s favourite areas in The
Union, 4 Play combines 15 pool tables
with the best arcade and quiz machines.
An hour spent in 4 Play is the perfect way
to relax whether killing time between
lectures (or just skiving) or taking time-
out from one of The Union’s nightclubs.
Priced at 50p a game 4 Play is the
cheapest place in Dundee to play pool
and with the occasional pool competition,
you may even end up winning some
beer money! If not, the £250 jackpot
fruit machines are the perfect way to
supplement/deplete your student loans.
If you don’t look after your belongings
someone else probably will - but without
asking your permission and when you’re
not looking. Although The Union is by
far the safest venue in Dundee, like
everywhere else, we do suffer from the
occasional sneak thief. So make sure it’s
us who take your designer jacket and at
least you’ll go home wearing it.
What’s more, if you buy a VIP Pass you’ll
get free use of the cloakroom for a whole
year, saving you £1 every time you leave
your coat with us.
(See page 23 for more details)
The Union’s fast food joint, Yum Yum
offers the best take-away nosh. At night
Yum Yum serves standard late night
take-away fare (e.g. chips, burgers, hot
dogs etc.) Open until 3am and positioned
on route to the cloakroom, Yum Yum is
the perfect place to grab post-club grub
without having to make the long and
hazardous journey to the city centre’s
late night eateries.
DUSA’s cafe bar, Air, is stylish, laid back and perfect for
both post lecture cofees and cocktails. Air is a popular
lunchtime destination and during the day we sell freshly
made sandwiches, toasties, panini, wraps, cookies and
cakes. However if you are more health conscious, we also
serve freshly prepared salads and delicious smoothies.
At night, karaoke and DJs liven up the atmosphere whilst
you enjoy drinks prepared by Air’s expert cocktail team.
Air also features a 5m wide projection screen and when
it’s not being used for karaoke it sometimes shows major
televised sporting events.
AIR BAR
CAPACITY:
OPEN:
FOOD SERVED:
300
Daily
10am – midnight
Tue, Fri & Sat
open until 2am
Daily
10am - 9pm
Cofee house, bar, televised sport, pre-club & karaoke
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THE UNION LEVEL 5
The Union’s second nightclub, Floor 5 is situated at the top of The Union on (surprisingly)
Level 5. With a glazed balcony Floor 5 ofers panoramic views of the Tay estuary, as well
as enabling you to check out the talent in The Liar below. With a smaller capacity than
Mono, Floor 5 hosts our eclectic and specialist club nights with music policies ranging
from retro chart to indie and rock. On Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays your ticket allows
both admission into Floor 5 and Mono, giving you a choice of two diferent nightclubs for
the price of one. However if you buy a VIP Pass, priced from just £48.75, you’ll get into
both Floor 5 and Mono for free all year!
(See page 23 for more details)
FLOOR 5
CAPACITY:
OPEN:
400
Tuesday & Thursday
11:00pm - 2:30am
Friday & Saturday
11:00pm - 2:30am
Nightclub, concert venue, bar
ADMISSION:
FREE ADMISSION
FRIDAYS AND
SATURDAYS
WITH A VIP PASS
Tuesday* £1
Thursday £3
Friday* £6
Saturday* £5
* includes admission to MONO
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If you’re coming to university straight from living with your parents,
the chances are your culinary skills stretch no further than beans
on toast or shoving black plastic containers into the microwave.
However just because you’re a student doesn’t mean that you have
to eat badly.
Where possible DUSA appoints local suppliers for all its food, who
we personally inspect on a regular basis. This means that if the food
you buy on Campus has not been freshly prepared by ourselves,
then it has usually been made locally that morning and delivered
to The Union before you’re even out of bed. Another advantage of
vetting our suppliers is that we have confidence in the provenance
of our food. When half the country discovered that they had been
unknowingly scoffing horse burgers in 2013 we were happily
unaffected.
We have a very experienced retail and catering teams who ensure
that the food on campus remains affordable to students. Our
Catering Manager has been executive chef at some of Scotland’s
best five star hotels and recently won The University Caterers
Organisation (TUCO) version of Master Chef. In addition for cooking
for you, his team regularly cater for the Principal’s VIP functions
serving politicians, captains of industry and more importantly, rock
stars.
Our Retail Manager is an expert in the wholesale trade, continually
negotiating with suppliers to secure exclusive student discounts
on your behalf. For example the seasonal fruit that you see in the
Premier shop, will not only be cheaper than Tesco, it will have
usually have been delivered to us that very day from the wholesale
fruit & vegetable markets.
There are plenty of different food outlets on Campus meaning that
you don’t have to survive solely on a diet of kebabs and pot noodles.
From 8am – 3am there’s usually somewhere open where you can
buy some wholesome, freshly prepared food at a price that students
can afford. What’s more, you won’t need to do any washing up.
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Although your first student loan payment may
seem like a huge amount of money, in reality it
will last half as long as you would like to think.
Most students these days are resigned to the fact
that work (what you came to University to avoid) is
sadly an unavoidable part of student life. However
do not worry as even here The Union can help you!
With over 200 students on The Union’s payroll
it’s not only the single biggest student employer
in the city, it’s also the most student friendly. We
understand the pressures of your day-to-day
existence and also offer a range of perks, which
mean that they’re probably the best jobs you’re
likely to find.
There are usually positions available throughout
the year in the Bars, Customer Safety and Venue
Support teams, as well as in our Retail, Marketing
and Catering operations. In fact we currently have
vacancies for student staff - just download an
application form www.dusa.co.uk/get-involved-
work-for-us. Don’t worry - you can start after
Freshers’ Week if you so desire.
If you are lucky enough to acquire a position at The
Union you can look forward to taking advantage
of free admission to all Union club nights. On top
of that (as if that weren’t enough) you’ll be able
to enjoy the undisputed highlights of the staff
parties, which have achieved a level of notoriety
which rivals that of Freshers’ Week itself.
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THE UNION JOBS
Being a student at Dundee means that the
majority of your nights will be spent in The Union,
whether it be at a club night or just a few hours at
the end of a busy day. You can come to The Union
with peace of mind knowing that the door policy is
the strictest in Dundee as only students and their
guests are allowed in. DUSA is proud to boast that
The Union is the safest venue in Dundee thanks
to the student Customer Safety team who are by
far the best in the city. Being students themselves
means they can relate to you and understand
the difference between rowdiness and trouble.
This highly trained team have the tools to deal
with any situation properly, making not only your
experience the best it can be but also making The
Union a safer venue for everyone.
Obviously going to The Union isn’t some sort
of survival of the fittest scene out of Game of
Thrones, but the simple fact of life is that some
other nightclubs within Dundee have gained bad
reputations for some particularly nasty incidents
which have put students’ health at risk. Coming
to your students’ union means that you are able
to put any problems to the back of your mind. You
won’t have to queue up for hours to be rejected for
wearing trainers. If you’re feeling hungry at the
end of the night there’s even a hot dog stall which
means you don’t have to walk all around Dundee
to find somewhere you’re not risking getting food
poisoning from. And when it comes to going home
and you can’t afford a taxi then The Union offers
a regular night bus service which will take you to
your door for free!
The Union has always been serious when it
comes to students’ safety. DUSA have their own
disciplinary process which is run by students to
ensure troublemakers are kept out of the building
and not to mention the Zero Tolerance policy
which means you can enjoy your night without
fear of harassment or abuse. Being a student will
sometimes be stressful and DUSA want to make
sure you can let your hair down and let off some
steam, and the best way to do that is to make sure
you’re safe! All The Union staff (most of whom are
students) are there to make sure you have a great,
safe night which is something you won’t often find
in many other places in Dundee!
1. Don’t take your bank card out partying. Withdraw sufficient money
beforehand and that way you won’t blow all your loan at once. Not
only that, you won’t have the risk of losing your card!
2. Never leave your drink unattended. If you do think someone has
spiked your drink immediately advise one of our Customer Safety
staff and they will ensure you get either safely home or to hospital.
3. Buy a VIP Pass, it allows you to queue jump and gets you
loads of discounts.
4. Ensure your mobile phone is always charged and in credit.
5. Keep the money you need to get home separate, so that if you’re
drunk you don’t spend it on impulse purchases such as alcohol,
fags or kebabs.
6. Always leave a night club or pub with friends.
7. When you get out of taxis, always check the seat where you’ve
been sitting as something precious could be left behind and not
always by you! This is especially important if you’ve been fiddling
with your smartphone during the journey.
8. Always keep your matriculation card in your wallet/purse –
you’ll need to present it every time you enter The Union. This is a
marvellous way to keep out undesirables.
9. The Union is open 50 weeks a year and only closes for two weeks
over the Christmas Vacation. The Union is normally open from
8:30am, Monday – Friday and from midday at the weekend.
10. There are club night promotions that will let you and your friends
in to The Union for free on your birthday, so there’s no excuse for not
partying at least once a year.
11. Club night admission is £1 cheaper before midnight on Friday
and Saturday, so get there early! 
12. Arrive at The Union before midnight not only will you miss the
queues you will increase your chances of getting a seat and pulling
someone who will still look nice the next morning.
13. You can sign-in up to four non-student guests each night into the
Union at a cost of £2 per person, however please ensure they are 18
or over and bring photographic proof of DOB.
14. Do not sign-in anyone you don’t know as you are responsible for
their behaviour and you may end-up with a life ban for something
that you personally didn’t do.
15. Remember we run a night bus service (within the Dundee city
boundary) to get you home safely at the end of the night.  From
9pm we run a limited bus service from the outlying student halls of
residence bringing groups of four or more students to the Union.
Phone 01382 386044 and we’ll see if we can collect you.
16. Free condoms are available from the Level 4 Reception.
17. Buy your off-sales from the Premier Store after your lecture and
save yourself a trip to the off licence whilst Coronation Street is on. 
18. VIP Pass holders are allowed two friends into The Union for free
once a month, so if you don’t buy a VIP Pass yourself, get to know
someone who has.
19. If you leave something in the cloakroom, it can’t be collected
until after 5pm the following day. If you leave your coat with us
longer than four weeks, the next time you see it may be on a clothes
rail in a Perth Road charity shop.
20. If Customer Safety staff think that you are either drunk or
under the influence of drugs they will not let you in. If they catch
you with drugs (including “legal highs”) they will detain you and
call the police!
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THE UNION TIPS THE UNION SAFETY
For the last six consecutive years Dundee
University students have voted The Union
as having the best nightclubs and bars in
the city and there is nowhere in Dundee
that attracts more students. If you’re like
many Freshers, The Union will become your
second home, so why not buy a VIP Pass and
save yourself a shed load of money in the
process?
The VIP Pass costs from just £48.75* and
gives you free admission** to every club
night on Fridays and Saturdays for a whole
academic year, plus free use of the cloakroom
on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
What’s more it will give you discounted
admission in the frst week of Refreshers
Week (it’s in January 2015) and during the
vacation you will also get into Skint on
Tuesdays for absolutely free. That’s 49 weeks
of ‘free’ clubbing, with a choice of up to four
club nights each week. (However please note
the VIP Pass is not valid for Freshers’ Week,
for that you require a Freshers’ Pass – see
page 30 for more details)
That equates to £641 in admission and
cloakroom fees, which we’re ofering you
from just £48.75!* This represents a massive
saving of over 90% on our normal charges.
What’s more, every week of Semester 1 and
2 there will be exclusive VIP Pass ofers such
as discounts on food and soft drinks. (For
more details see www.dusavip.com) So not
only will you receive amazing savings on
admission and cloakroom charges, you will
also get additional discounts every week with
exclusive VIP Pass ofers.
If you’re like many a student and reliant on
your parents’ support, why not ask them
nicely to pay for your VIP Pass and you’ll
end up clubbing completely free! The VIP
Pass is only available in advance either
online or by mail order. Simply log on to
www.dusavip.com or complete the order
form you’ll fnd enclosed in Fridge. If you
order your Freshers’ Pass and VIP Pass
together, we will give you a £11.50 discount,
a free event programme lanyard and an
exclusive #DundeeFresh t-shirt worth a
further £15!
*Freshers’ and VIP Passes are individually priced at £54.95,
however if they are purchased together the combined price is
£97.50 – the equivalent to £48.75 each.
**exclusions apply – please see website for details.
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over 75
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by purchasing a VIP Pass
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The polysexual dance arty-party
extravaganza that is Does Your Mother
Know celebrates it return after nearly ten
years of retirement, taking over Floor 5
and filling it with drag,
disco balls and glamour.
That’s right people, one of
Dundee’s most outrageous
parties is back after a
nearly a ten year break,
once again spreading
its magic to Dundee.
Prepare for a glittery
tidal wave of ultra-camp
disco and hi-NRG Euro-
pop and get ready – this
lot love to party! Catch
the Does Your Mother
Know divas at Sink The
Pink on Wednesday 10th
September in Floor 5. Are
you coming out?
With a music policy of chart hits and
student anthems in Mono and a more
credible soundtrack in Floor 5, Skint is the
standard sweaty, busy, Union club night
but with £1 admission,
drinks and take-away
food. Attracting over 2000
students every week,
expect many a Tuesday
night to culminate in a
ragtag bunch of misfits
back at your flat to finish
that half empty bottle of
peach schnapps at four in
the morning.
With entertainment
programmed in all The
Union’s four venues,
including Dundee’s busiest
karaoke night and special
one-off events planned
throughout the semester,
the excuse of “…but I’m too
skint” will soon become
just a distant memory.
TOP TEN
1. Lady Gag - Born This Way
2. Kylie Minogue -
Better The Devil You Know
3. Britney - Toxic
4. Diana Ross - I’m Coming Out
5. Madonna - Hung Up
6. Spice Girls - Spice Up Your Life
7. Katy Perry - Teenage Dream
8. P!nk - Just Like a Pill
9. The Pussycat Dolls - Don’t Cha
10. Abba - Does Your Mother Know
1. Calvin Harris -
2. Sigma -
3. Avicii -
4. Pitbull ft Ke$ha -
5. Fuse ODG ft Sean Paul -
6. Macklemore -
7. Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX -
8. Daft Punk -
9. Blink 182 –
10. Beyoncé -
A favourite with art students, hipsters and
those who want something a little less
obvious, Indie/Rock Flashback delivers
classic indie and rock anthems, with a
healthy dose of Madchester, pop-punk and
Brit pop thrown into the mix.
Resident DJ and Union
veteran, Frank Mills is
the face behind the world
famous Groucho’s Record
Store and possesses
unparalleled knowledge
of bygone beats. So if you
spend your days scouring
second hand record shops
and vintage fashion stalls,
then Indie/Rock Flashback
is definitely where you’ll
want to spend your nights.
Revel in a night of retro-based frivolity at
Dundee’s only club night to celebrate classic
pop from 1980 – 2010. Flashback at Skint
provides an opportunity for all you closet
pop-lovers to gather in a celebration of
the pop world in which we now live. Bands
such as Girls Aloud, The
Ting Tings and Lady Gaga
revived Britain’s passion
for damn good, fun music
and ‘pop’ is no longer dirty
word. Programmed twice a
week, Tuesday’s Flashback
at Skint is the standard
sweaty, busy, Union club
night but with £1 admission
and drinks. So place your
tongue firmly in the side of
your cheek and come on
down to Flashback every
Tuesday to dance through
the best party classics from
years gone by.
TOP TEN
1. Artic Monkeys -
When The Sun Goes Down
2. Green Day - American Idiot
3. Oasis - Live For Ever
4. Blink 182 - All The Small Things
5. Stone Roses -
She Bangs The Drums
6. Foo Fighters - Best of You
7. The Killers -
All These Things I’ve Done
8. The Libertines –
Don’t Look Back Into The Sun
9. Vampire Weekend - A Punk
10. Fall Out Boy - This Ain’t A
Scene, It’s An Arms Race
TOP TEN
1. Robbie Williams - Rock DJ
2. Busted - Year 3000
3. Fountains of Wayne -
Stacy’s Mom
4. Smash Mouth - All Star
5. Wheatus - Teenage Dirtbag
6. Miley Cyrus - Party in the USA
7. McFly - 5 Colours In Her Hair
8. S Club 7 – Reach
9. R. Kelly -
Ignition (Remix)
10. Westlife - When You’re
Looking Like That
ALTERNATE THURSDAYS: FLOOR 5 EVERY TUESDAY: ALL BUILDING EVENT
in association with Messer Schmitt
ALTERNATE THURSDAYS: FLOOR 5 EVERY TUESDAY: FLOOR 5
LAUNCH PARTY 25th September
(FREE with Freshers’ Pass) Admission £3
Admission £1
Drinks £1
LAUNCH PARTY 2nd October
(FREE with Freshers’ Pass) Admission £3
Free Admission with Skint ticket
Drinks £1
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Attracting over 1700 students, ‘Saturdays’ at The Union
is the busiest weekend club night in Dundee and is
normally busier than the city’s two largest nightclubs
put together. But this may not come as a big surprise
when we tell you that ‘Saturdays’ also has the cheapest
weekend drinks prices in Dundee
with the majority of drinks priced
just 99p or £1.50. With two club
nights, karaoke bar, bar DJs, two
fast food outlets, outdoor chill-out
area and Scotland’s largest games
room all under the one roof, there’s
literally something for everyone; however unfortunately
we only have time to tell you about the two great club
nights. In Mono, dance, electro and pop are all thrown
into the mix. Whilst in Floor 5, ‘Flashback’ revives the
best party classics from the last three decades.
To celebrate The Union’s 10th birthday the ‘Saturdays’
team have two stupendously big parties planned for September. Made
In Chelsea stars Andy Jordan and Stevie Johnson are coming to visit The
Union on 20th September and on 27th September they’re organising ‘The
Headphone Disco Car Park Rave’, for which The Union literally moves lock,
stock and barrel into the University’s multi-storey underground car park.
MONO TOP TEN
1. Example - Stay With Me
2. Second City - I Wanna Feel
3. Sigma - Nobody To Love
4. David Guetta - Bad
5. Daft Punk - Get Lucky
6. Aretha Franklin -
Respect (Aftershock Mashup)
7. Christina Aguilera - Lady Marmalade
8. Flo Rida - Get Low
9. Will Smith – Getting’ Jiggy With It
10. Calvin Harris - Summer
FLASHBACK TOP TEN
1. Robbie Williams - Let Me Entertain You
2. Britney Spears - ...Baby One More Time
3. Backstreet Boys - Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)
4. Deep Blue Something - Breakfast At Tiffany’s
5. Spice Girls - Wannabe
6. Cornershop - Brimful Of Asha, Norman Cook Mix
7. B*Witched - C’est La Vie
8. The Offspring - Pretty Fly (For a White Guy)
9. Vengaboys - We Like To Party! (The Vengabus)
10. Oasis - Wonderwall
EVERY SATURDAY: ALL BUILDING EVENT
Free Admission with a VIP Pass otherwise £5
Drinks 99p/£1.50
Sin City is without a doubt one of the most
popular student club nights in Scotland.
Run by Dundee’s most successful club
promoters, Double H, Sin City has attracted
a colossal following and
usually sells out most
weeks. Feel like a real
A-list celebrity with their
exclusive VIP area and
pre-bookable Booths &
Bottles packages from only
£20. Sin City stretches far
beyond the parameters
of your usual night out
with world renowned DJs
and different events every
Friday! Not one to miss!
TOP TEN
1. Avicii - You Make Me (Throttle Remix)
2. Calvin Harris - Summer
3. Duke Dumont - Won’t Look Back
4. Snake ft. Lil Jon -
Turn Down For What
5. Oliver Heldens -
Gecko (Overdrive)
6. Pharrell Williams - Happy
7. Jason Derulo - Wiggle
8. Wiley - Bus Pass
9. Ray Charles – Hit the road jack
(Remix)
10. Kanye West - Bound 2 (Sigma
Remix)
Ignition is the freshest and hottest RnB/Hip
Hop party in Dundee; be sure to check
this out! Hosted by the Sin City crew upstairs
in Floor 5 every Friday, there’s exclusive
bottle packages, fishbowls and iced
cocktails. Not only that, it’s free entry with
your Sin City ticket!
As Missy Elliot would say,
“get your freak on!”
TOP TEN
1. Chris Brown - Loyal
2. Iggy Azalea - Fancy
3. Jackson 5 - I Want You Back
4. Missy Elliott -
Get Your Freak On
5. Drake - Hold On
We’re Going Home
6. Fuse Odg - Dangerous love
7: Kanye West - Goldigger
8. Blu Cantrell ft. Sean Paul -
Breathe
9. Snoop Dogg -
Drop It Like It’s Hot
10. Justin Timberlake - Rock Your
Body
EVERY FRIDAY: MONO EVERY FRIDAY: FLOOR 5
Free Admission with a VIP Pass otherwise £6*
*allows admission to Floor 5
Free Admission with a VIP Pass otherwise £6*
*allows admission to Mono
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FRESHERS’
WEEK 2014
The Freshers’ Pass is the only way to enjoy the once
in a lifetime experience that is Freshers’ Week. From
just £48.75* you can pick and choose what acts you see
fromwhat, we’re sure you’ll agree, is a pretty stunning
line up. For as little as £6.10 a day you get to go to at
least two venues per night and see the likes of Sigma,
Radio 1’s Scott Mills and Danny Howard, Hodor from
Game of Thrones, Neon Jungle and a whole lot more.
The Freshers’ Pass gives unbeatable value for money,
offering a saving of over 50% on our usual ticket prices.
If you were to buy a ticket for every event it would cost a
staggering £111, and yet we’re giving passes away from
just £48.75*. As any accountancy student worth his salt
can tell you (and they probably will, with graphs!) that’s
a pretty amazing deal. So how do we do it?
Well, DUSA spends more per student on its Freshers’
Week than any other student organisation in Scotland,
offering the finest opening week in the country. This
is probably one of the reasons why we are continually
voted the best students’ union in the country.
Freshers’ Week is unlike any other time
in your life - you’ll meet more people in
a shorter space of time than ever before;
have more stuff to adjust to since you
first went to primary school; and, in all
probability, you’ll party more than you
ever have in your life. And don’t worry,
if you’re only 17, you’re still invited –
remember The Union is YOUR private
members club. However please note
that if you are under 18 you will not be
allowed to purchase or consume any
alcohol on the premises, but who cares
– at least you won’t have a hangover the
next morning!
Freshers’ Week is essentially eight
days (or at least eight afternoons and
late nights – you won’t see much of the
mornings) of non-stop, 100% partying.
With The Union open until 3am most
mornings, your week will become a blur
as you nonchalantly saunter from bar
to bar, club to club and finally off home
to bed.
Freshers’ Week is about getting out there
and meeting new people. Don’t worry if
you’re feeling nervous and apprehensive
– everyone else is in the same boat and
when push comes to shove this is exactly
why God created cheap cocktails. Moving
on in life has never been so easy.
WHAT IS FRESHERS’ WEEK? THE FRESHERS PASS
HOW DO I GET ONE?
6th - 14th September Access all areas
Freshers’ Passes are available to
buy now from www.dusa.co.uk/
freshers or by completing the
enclosed order form.
Buying a Freshers’ Pass is the only
way to guarantee access to all the
Freshers’ Week entertainment. In
the unlikely event an act does not
sell out, tickets go on sale an hour
after doors open at the standard
ticket price. The demand for these
few tickets (assuming there are any
at all!) always exceeds supply and
the majority of non Freshers’ Pass
holders are disappointed.
Please note we do not post
Freshers’ Passes to your home
address. Instead your Freshers’
Pass will be ready to collect at
The Union Reception from midday
Saturday 6th September – it’s as
simple as that!
We also want to take this
opportunity to offer you a year’s
worth of free clubbing at Dundee’s
busiest nightclub, for just £48.75*.
If you buy a VIP Pass, you will be
able to get into both The Union’s
nightclubs for free every Friday and
Saturday **. (See page 21 for more
details)
If you buy your Freshers’ Pass
and VIP Pass together, not only
will we give you a £11.50 discount
and you’ll get both passes for just
£97.50, but we’ll also give you a
free event programme lanyard and
an exclusive Union t-shirt worth a
further £15!
For full details on how to purchase
both passes today, visit www.dusa.
co.uk/freshers. Alternatively, you
can order both passes by filling out
the enclosed order form.
*Freshers’ and VIP Passes
are individually priced at
£54.95, however if they are
purchased together the
combined price is £97.50 –
the equivalent to £48.75 each.
**exclusions apply – please
see website for details.
Walking, talking, social information
So who are all those odd looking
people hanging around The Union day
and night, desperately trying to make
sure everyone’s having as good a time
as possible? That’ll be our wonderful
Freshers’ Team!
Our Freshers’ Team is basically a crack
unit of hand-picked 2nd and 3rd year
students who had such a good time
during their own Freshers’ Week they
keep asking to do it all again. Whenever
we’re open they’ll be here to make
sure you’ve got all the information you
need and more importantly that you’re
making the most of what should be
your wildest week at university. They
know all the ins and outs of Freshers’
Week – think of a couple of pints with
them as the equivalent of your first
tutorial, your chance to learn from the
people who’ve seen, and most probably
done it all before.
You may have heard a lot about starting
university and how it’s so tricky to meet
friends like those at home – well it’s all
bollocks! The people you’ll meet here will
be friends for life. Meeting new people
is as easy as falling off a log. That’s
the genius of the Freshers’ Team, they
know how to do it - how to appear chatty,
interesting and fun – and they’ll show you
how it can be done.
The Freshers Team - they’re there for
you…..use them, abuse them and after
a couple of nights you’ll be confident
enough to lose them.
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During Freshers’ Week The Union focuses
on evening and nighttime entertainment
(although our bars are open from 8.30am
for breakfast), however the University
organises many interesting events during
the day. Our advice is to go to them all,
they’re free (you don’t need a Freshers’
Pass) and you’ve nothing to lose and
everything to gain. There are two events
in particular that we strongly recommend
getting out of bed for.
THE SPORTS FAIR
CAMPUS GREEN MARQUEE
Dundee University offers some of the best university
sports facilities in the country and for many students
the high standard of the Institute of Sport and Exercise
(ISE) is a key factor in their decision to make Dundee
University their first choice. The Sports Fair is an
opportunity to find out more about both the Sports’
Union’s clubs and the services offered by the ISE. All
the Sports’ Union’s clubs will have stalls at the Fair
providing information on club activities, inter-university
competitions and social events. Staff from the ISE
will be present with information regarding the many
different exercise classes they offer, the Playsport
and Aquatic Programs, fitness assessments and
consultations.
Free Admission
No Freshers’
Pass Required
Free Admission
No Freshers’
Pass Required
Friday 12th September
midday - 4:00pm
THE FRESHERS’ FAIR
THE UNION & CAMPUS GREEN
Saturday 13th September
midday - 4:00pm
As a new student there’ll be hundreds of people trying
to get you to sign-up for stuff over the next few weeks.
From insurance companies to operatic societies,
there’s one thing they’ll all want, and that’s you! Isn’t it
nice to feel wanted? The Freshers’ Fair is your chance
to meet the pick of the bunch and, perhaps more
importantly, to take from them as much free stuff
as you possibly can. Pens, condoms, wall planners,
woks, even money – they’re literally throwing stuff at
you. Last year Domino’s gave away 5,000 slices of free
pizza! Even the banks are nice to you – make the most
of that while it lasts! As well as meeting all the nice
people from the ‘outside world’ the Freshers’ Fair is
also your chance to see what’s on offer from DUSA’s
own affiliated societies. From the Lesbian, Gay and
Bi-Sexual Society to the Bhangra Society – there’s
something for everyone.
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MONO
10pm-2:30am
unless otherwise stated
Cut & Paste
open until 3am
Flashback
open until 3am
Basshunter
open 9pm
live performance
+ afterparty
Karaoke
‘Saturdays’ DJ
Acoustic Night
Pub Party
Halls
Inter-Flat
Pub Quiz
Sin City DJ
Bandyoake
Flashback DJ
‘Saturdays’ DJ
Ignition DJ
Ibiza
Beach
Party
Beach
Olympics
Matt Comley
Live
Indie / Rock
Flashback DJ
Karaoke Pub Quiz
Skint DJ
Headphone
Disco
Neon Jungle
open until 3am
live performance
+ afterparty with Sin City
Hodor (Game of Thrones)
open until 3am
DJ set
Beach Party
Propaganda
Beach Party
Takeover
Club MTV
presents Sigma
open until 3am
DJ set
Flashback
open until 3am
Hot Dub
Time Machine
Sink the Pink
Scott Mills

DJ set
Rock vs Rave
Danny Howard

DJ set
Dan Osborne
from TOWIE

personal appearance
SAT 6 SEPT SUN 7 SEPT MON 8 SEPT TUE 9 SEPT WED 10 SEPT THU 11 SEPT FRI 12 SEPT SAT 13 SEPT SUN 14 SEPT
FLOOR 5
10pm-2:30am
unless otherwise stated
AIR BAR
starts 8pm
FREE ADMISSION
LIAR BAR
starts 8pm
FREE ADMISSION
SAVE OVER 55% ON TICKET PRICES
£111 WORTH OF ENTERTAINMENT FROM JUST £48.75*
WITH AN ACCESS ALL AREAS FRESHERS’ PASS
NINE DAYS OF FIRST CLASS ENTERTAINMENT WITH OVER 30 EVENTS IN FIVE VENUES DON’T MISS OUT ON THE BEST WEEK OF THE YEAR
Screen On The
Green presents
Mean Girl
CAMPUS GREEN
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with barbecue
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Cut + Paste are fast becoming one of the UK’s
mash-up supergroups, similar to the Cut Up Boys,
DJs From Mars and Too Many DJs. Using four
decks and two mixers, this pair of DJs/producers
mash together a genre-splitting mix of house,
electro, club classics, dubstep, classic 80’s & 90’s
loops, huge urban acapellas and big indie guitar
riffs. Cut + Paste’s amazing mash-ups have had
over four million YouTube views as well as tens
of thousands of downloads and at the end of 2012
they released the follow-up to their worldwide
smash mixtape series, Neon Music Vol. 2.
Cut + Paste is the brainchild of UK mash-up
DJ’s Kon-tempt and Johnny Frenetic. A real
Scottish success story, this dynamic duo have
already played all over the world with parties in
Ibiza, Dubai, Paris, Zurich, the Cayman Islands,
Scandinavia, the Canary Islands, London, Corfu
and Warsaw. They have also performed at some
of Europe’s biggest festivals and supported acts
as diverse as Roger Sanchez, Hed Kandi and Snow
Patrol.
Big fans of a mash-up, Cut + Paste are no
strangers to Mono - expect a packed dancefloor
and a huge hands-in-the-air atmosphere from
start to finish. Get down early and be prepared
for one crazy party as Scotland’s hottest new DJ
export bring their energy-filled mash-up set back
to The Union.
CUT + PASTE
Sat 6 Sept
10pm – 3am
MONO
FREE ADMISSION WITH A FRESHERS’ PASS
Tickets £6 (if available)
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SATURDAY 4TH OCTOBER
11PM - 2:30AM
ADMISSION ONLY £5
Free admission with VIP Pass
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Flashback revives the best party classics from the last three
decades. A time when people thought: Kylie and Jason would get
married, Oasis would Live Forever and that you were Goin’ Crazy for
suggesting a duet between Dizzee Rascal and Robbie Williams. Even
if you don’t remember being there, you’ll be amazed just how much
music you do know.
The 1980s are a much maligned decade, and rightly so. Mobile
phones had to be towed around on the back of a flatbed truck;
the aspirations of the nation were epitomized by Del Boy Trotter;
and the threat of nuclear war led to some of the worst movies in
the history of cinema. But it’s the music which the 1980s are best
remembered, for God knows it’s not the clothes. The 80s were the
decade of pop, electronica, stadium rock, New Romantics, acid
house and so much more.
Such was the new-found power of pop in the 1990s that the tabloids
documented the battles between: Oasis and Blur; East 17 and Take
That and at the very end, Take That and Take That. The 90s may have
been the decade of manufactured pop heaven, but it was also the
decade of Cool Britannia - a time when: Brit-pop re-crowned Britain
as the music capital of the world; illegal party organizers made club
culture corporate and pirate radio DJs took over Radio 1.
Love it or hate it, the music of the Noughties was inescapable,
coming from adverts, video games and that newfangled gadget, the
iPod. It was a decade in which the music business suffered near
catastrophic collapse whilst music itself invaded every aspect of our
lives. But it sometimes felt like there was no centre of pop gravity,
as though everything had migrated to an ever-expanding margin,
where every taste was catered for. Arguably, the biggest phenomena
has not been individual artists or thrilling new genres, but illegal
downloading, the invention of the iPod and iTunes and the free music
zones of YouTube, MySpace and Spotify.
So here’s Flashback, a rose-tinted night of pop nostalgia. A ruthless
root through three decades of perfect pop but without all the crap
you had to listen to the first time round!
FLASHBACK
Sat 6 Sept
10pm – 3am
FLOOR 5
FREE ADMISSION WITH A FRESHERS’ PASS
Tickets £4 (if available)
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EVERY
TUESDAY
& SATURDAY
The three best singers from each night will
be asked to appear in our X Factor style
final on Friday 19th December
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How did you first get into the
dance music industry?
“It was an accident actually, I
was at this party where a bunch
of guys hang out in a house
and play a bunch of computer
games. One of my friends had a
folder on his computer named
‘Downloads’ and I downloaded
the whole folder without even
looking at what was in it.
A couple of days later, I was
looking through the folder and
I found this music programme
and I thought, ‘What the hell,
let’s give it a go!’. I started
playing around and I couldn’t
really stop and after a while,
I thought maybe it was
something I should keep doing
as after a while I thought I
had the potential to become
really good at it so it was just a
coincidence really.”
You’ve developed a massive
following worldwide, has that
affected how you produce
music?
“Yes, my career started in
Europe and Germany and my
career really started when I got
my number one in the UK. Being
number one in Germany doesn’t
really generate anything in that
way but because there are
so many more eyes on the
UK Top 40, it’s a completely
different level of success.
Thanks to being number one
in the UK I got to New Zealand,
Australia, South Africa etc…
so suddenly, I’m producing for
a worldwide crowd instead of a
local crowd and that changes
how you think about the music
and sound and there’s a
feeling that you want to satisfy
everyone, but it’s really hard”.
In 2007/8 All I Ever Wanted and
Now You’re Gone took the UK
by storm, how has your sound
developed since then?
“It’s changed a lot, I’ve been
producing what we refer to as
hands up music, kind of what
Basshunter stands for, and I’ve
been doing that for 12 years.
After a while, even though I’m
representing that kind of music,
I get tired of it. More recently
I have been a little bit lost in
sounds and pretty much didn’t
really know which direction I
wanted to go. A lot of people
have been following me for
a long time and they want to
hear the music and the old-
school sound. The thing is that
even though I have updated my
sound to go more mainstream,
I can’t move that far away from
my sound.”
In the past you’ve attributed
your success to downloaders.
As an artist how does that make
you feel?
“My whole career started with
downloaders, I gave away
my music for free and people
downloading and sharing
music, that’s how I started so
if someone asked me if they
could download my album
instead of buying it, what am
I going to say? I don’t know, if
you think that the music is good
enough and you think I deserve
it, why not buy a single and go
on iTunes and buy the two best
songs off the album you like and
then download the rest? I mean,
it’s up to the individual, I’m not
judging anyone.”
What’s been your greatest
achievement to date?
“My greatest achievement? Well
probably still being alive I guess
ha ha. Well no, the last seven to
eight years have been nonstop,
travelling around, partying,
singing, performing so it’s not
my biggest achievement I guess
it’s good genes ha ha. But for me
my biggest achievement is being
at number one because it’s only
what a few people have done.”
If you’ve been unfortunate enough to
have no access to the internet
or the radio for the past decade then
we will forgive you for not knowing
who Basshunter is. Born Jonas Erik
Altberg, Basshunter is a Swedish
euro-dance legend who smashed the
charts in late 2007 with Now You’re
Gone and even appeared on Celebrity
Big Brother in 2010.
Fridge managed to catch up with him
recently to discuss his music, the
industry, gaming and life...
BASSHUNTER
Sun 7 Sept
9pm – 2:30am ( EARLY SHOW)
MONO
FREE ADMISSION WITH A FRESHERS’ PASS
Tickets £7.50 (if available)
“SOMEONE ASKED ME IF
THEY COULD DOWNLOAD
MY ALBUM INSTEAD OF
BUYING IT, WHAT AM I
GOING TO SAY?”
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Everybody recognises the loon
that stands in the middle of the
dance floor, shaking their hips
and contorting their body to
a beat that has no correlation
whatsoever with the music you
can hear. Most people would
spend the rest of their evening
trying to avoid these buffoons
in a bid to avoid the impending
embarrassment of being caught
within close quarters of them.
However it took a pair of Dutch
DJ’s to realise that great fun
could be had as soon as you
provide everyone with their own
set of wireless headphones and
encourage freestyle dancing
to music only you and half the
other dancers can hear.
To puzzled onlookers a
Headphone Disco is an odd
sight; a club full of people
wearing wireless headphones,
half of whom are grooving to
Daft Punk, while the other half
are doing the Harlem Shake.
Odd it may look, but curiosity
normally gets the better of
most onlookers and it’s not long
before they make the transition
from fascinated bystanders to
enthusiastic participants.
Interactivity is a key feature of
the Headphone Disco, bored
with one song? Then simply
switch channels on your
wireless headphones and you
can listen to something else.
Two DJs play simultaneously,
offering a hilarious fusion of
uncoordinated dancing and even
less cohesive singing. Losing
yourself in the music is all part
of the fun and occasionally you
might want to stop, take your
headphones off and listen to
what everyone else is singing. It
really is a unique experience.
HEADPHONE DISCO
Sun 7 Sept
10pm – 2:30am
FLOOR 5
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As well as an impressive
portfolio of residencies
including Ministry of Sound in
Egypt, Blackpool superclub
Syndicate and the world’s best
nightclub, Pacha in Ibiza, Danny
is also a very influential music
producer. Working with the likes
of Tiesto, Paul Oakenfold and
David Guetta, Danny’s “sexy
house” sound has become
a dancefloor trademark,
electrifying clubbers with
hands-in-the-air breakdowns,
hard kicks and dirty basslines.
Prior to jetting off back to the
superclubs in the Balearics,
Fridge managed to get a quick
chat with this superstar DJ.
It’s been two years since
you last DJed at The Union
in Dundee, what have you
been up to?
“Has it really been two years?
Where to begin… Well, Dance
Anthems has been going from
strength to strength – we’re
pulling in over two million
listeners each week now which
is just incredible, add to that a
weekly show on SiriusXM Radio
in the US too… I’ve been playing
all over the world at some
amazing venues, I’ve released
two albums and been spending
more time in the studio
producing. Now it’s summer so
I’m back at Pacha!”
As the voice of Radio 1’s
Dance Anthems, how does
that work alongside your
weekly Pacha residency?
“It’s a very big rush to the
airport! I finish the show at 7pm,
and the flight is at 9pm, so I
literally have an hour to get to
the airport. As soon as I hit play
on the last record, I’m out the
door, onto the tube, get the tube
to the train station, get the train
to the airport, then get on the
plane! Simple as that!”
So there’s no pre-recording?
“No pre-recording –
always live!”
Which clubs or festivals
haven’t you played at yet,
but would like to?
“Ultra in Miami. Tomorrowland
in Belgium! I would really love
to play those festivals! In the
UK, it was always my dream to
play Creamfields and Global
Gathering. Global was the first
festival I ever went to and I
played that for the first time
last year and I’m playing again
this year. It’s amazing to do that
and hopefully long may that
continue, but with dance music
going off in America the way it
is and worldwide – those two
major festivals I would really
love to play.”
You did a degree in Exercise
& Sports Science, what did
that involve?
“Yeah, I did a sports science
degree at university. My initial
long-term goal was to work
with athletes in the 2012
Olympics. But then that got
side-tracked with my DJing. It
involved all aspects of sport and
the progression of an athlete:
psychology, biomechanics and
the physiological side of it.”
You now have your own brand
Nothing Else Matters. Tell us
about that.
“Nothing Else Matters is a brand
that focuses on UK artists. I
wanted to do this because I get
sent so many promos, from
young producers and I thought,
To say that Radio 1 unearthed a hidden gem when
they discovered DJ Danny Howard through a talent
competition in 2011 is a bit of an understatement.
Going from bedroom DJ to superstar of the superclubs
pretty much overnight, Danny tore through the crowds
at Radio 1’s Ibiza weekend in 2011 and subsequently
became the new host of Radio 1’s Dance Anthems.
I can’t represent them all on
the radio show, but I’d like to be
able to do something. So that’s
where the brand idea came
from; the concept was to focus
on UK artists. We’ve done a few
events, at the end of this year
we’re really going to push it and
do a UK tour of the brands.”
You’re DJing at BCM in Magaluf
this summer. Have you got any
surprises up your sleeve for the
crowd?
“Well I won’t be DJing naked
because that didn’t go down
so well last year but I can
guarantee plenty of good music
and a few surprises, no spoilers
though. You’ll have to have
been there to find out what
happened!”
As a graduate yourself, do
you have any tips for Dundee’s
Freshers?
“Eat your greens and make sure
you’re in bed by 10(am).”
DANNY HOWARD
Mon 8 Sept
10pm – 2:30am
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Over the years The Union has hosted a plethora of TV celebrities.
From cast members of scripted reality shows such as Made in
Chelsea and Geordie Shore to actors from BAFTA winners such
as The Inbetweeners and Skins, if a TV show has been raved
about in Heat magazine, we’ve had one or two of its stars come
to Dundee. We usually have a few celebs making a personal
appearance during Freshers’ Week and this year is no different
with top TOWIE totty Dan Osborne heading north to join the party!
For those of you unfamiliar with Dan let us give you the low-
down. Dan made his début appearance on TOWIE last year during
series 8. He quickly became an audience favourite, with his envy
inducing buff physique and smooth charm resulting in a brief fling
with Lucy Meck last summer. This year Dan put his bulging biceps
and toned abs to good effect releasing his own calendar shot on
location in Majorca. Looking ABS-olutely, incredibly, ridiculously
buff in nothing but a pair of red swimming trunks, Dan’s calendar
broke all sales expectations becoming a massive success. Well,
no surprises there...
Dan is currently working on some exciting new projects including
a new fitness website, his own clothing brand and becoming
Attitude magazine’s new fitness expert. However with rumours
that Dan has now been befriended by Lindsay Lohan, despite
being linked to EastEnder’s Jacqueline Jossa, work may be the
last thing on his mind!
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Mon 8 Sept • 10pm – 2:30am
FLOOR 5
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MADE I N CHELSEA’S
SATURDAY 20TH SEPTEMBER
ALL BUILDING EVENT | Admission is only £2 with your VIP Pass / £6 otherwise
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When we start booking acts for Freshers’ Week there is one
place we always look; the nation’s biggest and best radio
station: BBC Radio 1. We have a history of working with their
biggest and best DJ’s. Over the years, we’ve literally had them
all from Zane Lowe to Greg James, Fearne Cotton to Daniel
P. Carter. However Freshers’ Week at The Union wouldn’t be
Freshers’ Week without one specific Radio 1 DJ…
How did you become a Radio 1 DJ?
“I did student radio when I was 15, because my
mate was a student and let me help him out. Then
I got my first proper job on radio when I was 16 at
Power FM in Southampton and it literally just went
from there. I worked for no money for ages and I
was rubbish to begin with, but it’s all about being
given a chance.”
What do you like so much about your job?
“It’s what I’ve always wanted to do for as long as I
can remember. I’ve wanted to be on Radio 1 since I
was four: it’s really been that long. As I mentioned
I got my first radio job when I was 16 and I just
worked and worked at it really. I can’t imagine
doing anything else; it’s my dream job I’m doing
now.”
What would you say is your proudest moment at
Radio 1?
“I always really enjoy like when we do the
Edinburgh Festival shows. We started doing that
in 2009 and we did this thing called Scott Mills:
The Musical, which is a complete mickey take. It
was the most fun ever. Actual proper actors and
singers singing songs about you is really weird.
Also I still get really proud about the Radio 1 Big
Weekend. A lot of radio stations do festivals or
events now, but I still don’t think anyone can get
the line-ups like Radio 1 can. The fact that we
can bring Lady GaGa to Carlisle or even Muse to
Dundee is pretty bonkers.”
So you have written an autobiography; what made
you want to write the book and why now?
“It wasn’t even that organised. The publishers
asked me if I wanted to do it and initially I said
no, because I just thought it wasn’t going to
be interesting. Then I thought actually there’s
probably some stuff that’s fairly interesting to
listeners of my show... there’s a bit of celeb stuff
and I’ve been quite honest really. I’m not sure if
I would do it again. I found it really stressful at
times, like one of the hardest things I’ve done. I
think it’s been quite therapeutic to write, but now
I’ve done it I think it’s done and it’s out there and
I’m quite pleased with it.”
You say in your autobiography that you still can’t
believe how well your career has gone. Why do
you still feel like that after more than a decade at
Radio 1?
“I still don’t ever feel entirely at ease or
comfortable with it and that’s a bad thing
sometimes. I’m obviously aware of what I’ve done
and I’m aware of how it’s gone but I think there’s
always the less confident side of me that goes, ‘Oh
yeah, but you’re not very good really’. I think a lot
of people in any kind of job like this do have that
kind of nagging self-doubt. I think it works in your
favour sometimes, because I still want to make
that show the best show it can be and I think it
stops you from becoming complacent.”
From the age of 16 Scott Mills has owned the airwaves of the UK’s FM radio. Starting with the graveyard
shift at his local radio station Power FM, Scott’s first steps on the path to fame came when he was asked
to take over the station’s drive-time show. Scott’s subsequent journey to stardom took him to Bristol,
Manchester and then London’s Heart FM. In 1998 he was approached by Radio 1 to host their Early
Breakfast Show and in 2004 Scott took over the station’s weekday afternoon show where you can still
find him on Radio 1 today.
Fridge managed to catch up with Scott to ask him a few questions about working in radio, his career and
recent autobiography.
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Rock vs Rave is a new clubbing phenomena
sweeping student unions across England and
DUSA are the first to bring it to Scotland. Taking
place in a purpose built boxing ring stage, two
of Dundee’s best Rock and Rave DJ’s will go toe
to toe in an effort to be crowned the champion.
During each round the referee looks to the dance
floor to decide who has been best. After eight
rounds either Rock or Rave will be crowned the
winner, with the loser left to lick his wounds and
nurse his battered playlist.
Not sure about the music policy? Don’t worry the
DJs won’t be playing anything obscure and will
keep their choices as chart-friendly as possible.
Anyway, with free glowsticks, rave whistles,
inflatable guitars, button badges, temporary
tattoos and neon facepaint, it’s almost impossible
not to have a good time. However please note
these give-aways are limited so turn up early in
order not to be disappointed.
A fight to the death between two of the biggest
music genres of a generation. Guitars versus
glowsticks, who wins? You decide!

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the clubbing titans as two DJs battle it out for the
championship belt and title of ‘DJ Supreme’.
ROCK VS RAVE
Tue 9 Sept
10pm – 2:30am
FLOOR 5
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Yeah, you read that right! Hot Dub Time Machine, the world’s first time travelling dance party, is
coming to Freshers’ Week to take you on an epic audio-visual journey through musical history.
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Brainchild of Australian DJ Tom Loud and powered by a top secret
carbon neutral energy source, Hot Dub Time Machine is a booty-
shaking mix that will have you singing, yelling ‘WOO’ and chatting up
the person next to you.
Hot Dub Time Machine takes you on a funk-packed adventure
through 60 years of music. From 60’s rock and 70’s disco, to the
cheese of the 80’s and the mayhem of the 90’s, all the way right
back to 2014. Each song is played in a strict chronological order and
accompanied by videos projected on massive screens. Everything
is mashed together by VJ/DJ Tom Loud using some technological
wizardry and some good ol’ fashioned turntables. Time machine
cabin attendant Lulu Loud appears virtually on screen to guide you
through the space-time continuum, demonstrate dance moves and
keep the party right on track.
Tom was originally a television sound designer, working on well
know Australian TV series such as Underbelly, Sea Patrol and
McLeod’s Daughters. He started DJing on Sydney’s comedy
scene, developing Hot Dub Time Machine in 2011 which has quickly
exploded into a full-time job, career and passion. Hot Dub Time
Machine has toured extensively and been enjoyed by over 70,000
people in the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. In the process
it has sold over 30,000 tickets at the Edinburgh Fringe, Adelaide and
Sydney festivals, consistently selling out each night.
Hot Dub Time Machine is every song you love, have forgotten
about and will love again, mixed and presented in a fresh and
completely original way. It’s dancing, hugging, laughing and
singing-along. We’re super excited for (as Hot-Dubbers put it)
the BEST. PARTY. EVER!
HOT DUB TIME MACHINE
Wed 10 Sept
10pm – 2:30am
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Glynn Fussell and Amy
Redmond’s mutual love
of camp, kitsch, festival-
inspired, home-friendly party
debauchery complete with
drag, décor and decadence
saw themformone of London’s
most alternative and reputable
party promoters: Sink The
Pink. Six years later it’s still
going strong, and what’s more,
they’re bringing their particular
brand of hedonism to The Union.
Fridge got behind the party.
What’s Sink The Pink’s back-
story, how did it all start?
Glynn: “We’ve been doing the
night for six years. In the past
we’d been going out and every
night we attended was either too
dark, or too expensive, or there
were brawls, and there were
these awful nights that were
stereotyped as gay or straight.
So we literally just sat there
and wrote a list of things we did
and didn’t like about parties.
House parties were a really big
inspiration, where there are
no rules, no one on the door,
everyone is welcome and there’s
stuff happening that shouldn’t
happen because it’s behind a
wall. We wanted to harness that
feeling.”
Amy: “We’d go out in Soho and
Vauxhall and be like ‘really, are
these the options?’ We were in
a bar in Soho recently and we
thought to ourselves ‘this is why
we started Sink The Pink, guys.’
People posing slouched against
the wall on their phone. It was
totally cliché. We wanted to
create our own experience that
had that feeling when you’re on
the third day of a festival and it’s
all very celebratory. We wanted
that fancy dress, crazy feeling
in a club.”
 
What kind of venues were you
using to start with?
Glynn: “We’ve made a conscious
decision not to use a gay club.
The spaces have always been
off the beaten track so it
feels hidden. We also wanted
somewhere that, if you are a gay
guy you can bring your sister or
your friend from work.”
Amy: “We’ve always done weird
spaces, like a railway arch in
Bethnal Green, an art gallery …
now we’re in a working men’s
club in Bethnal Green. The
downstairs is like the old boys’
club and they are always still
drinking when we’re in there, so
there’s a nice community feel
to it. There’s depth to it, rather
than just putting on a party.”
  
Do you want people to attend
Sink The Pink for the spectacle
just as much as the music?
Glynn: “We always think ours is
more like an event than a club
night. We’ve got a number of
shows and we’re always thinking
what we can do at the next one.
By the end of the night everyone
is in some shit outfit.”
Amy: “In London there are
enough themed novelty
nights, but we’re not about
hen party-esque ‘let’s all be
happy cowboys and Indians’
style nonsense. But there will
be colour and the odd bollock
hanging out.”
Glynn: “Usually mine!”
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Wed 10 Sept
10pm – 2:30am
FLOOR 5
FREE ADMISSION WITH A FRESHERS’ PASS
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Propaganda is the biggest
indie club night in the world
and a true cornerstone of the
alternative music scene. It
currently has 22 venues with
25,000 people attending weekly
parties in locations ranging
from London to Brazil!
Propaganda has a reputation
for booking amazing guest DJs,
from the likes of Radio 1’s Nick
Grimshaw to members of Snow
Patrol and The Libertines. Hell,
they’ve even had Lily Allen!
Even so, you may find yourself
wondering ... what on earth does
If there’s one thing we love here at Fridge it’s an
opportunity to don some fancy dress. Whether
it’s suiting-up for the annual Graduation Ball,
digging out our Jason Voorhees costume for
the Legendary Halloween Fancy Dress Party or
piecing together some brightly coloured affair
for a round or two of pub golf, we just love doing
it. So much so, we simply could not let you go
through all of Freshers’ Week without getting the
opportunity to rock out of your comfort zone and
into some mad outfit. So where better for you to
start than the annual Legendary Beach Party? The
Union is famous for throwing beach parties and
this is the big one! In fact the Legendary Beach
Party has been the Freshers’ Week event for the
last six consecutive years.
an indie night have to do with
beach parties? The answer: A
LOT. Propaganda is so popular
that it even hosts a weekly club
night in the spiritual home of the
beach party: Ibiza.
The Ibiza Rocks Bar, right on
San Antonio Bay’s beach is the
original home of the Ibiza Rocks
live gigs. It was responsible
for reintroducing guitar based
music to the island and The
Arctic Monkeys, The Fratellis,
Kasabian, Babyshambles, The
Editors and Kaiser Chiefs have
all performed outdoors in
the intimate environment of
the open air Ibiza Rocks Bar.
Once again, Propaganda have
teamed up with Ibiza Rocks
to return to the white isle this
summer for another season
of beach partying in the sun,
taking over the Ibiza Rocks Bar
every Saturday. So if you fancy
enjoying The Legendary Beach
Party – but with a healthy dollop
of rock ‘n’ roll Balearic magic -
then this one’s for you!
So what makes it so ‘legendary’ you may ask? Well
it’s not down to certain members of the Fridge
team showing up in their finest Hawaiian shirts!
Maybe it’s down to The Union building it’s very own
beach on the stage in Mono? Maybe it’s because
absolutely everyone (and I mean EVERYONE) gets
dressed up? Maybe it’s down to the palm trees,
loungers or our resident DJ mixing up the best
beach party anthems? Or maybe it’s because
the Beach Party has sold-out every year since it
started?
Your guess is as good as ours, so when you
head along be sure to send us the answer on a
postcard! (I hear they sell them at the beach)
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IBIZA ROCKS
Thu 11 Sept • 10pm – 2:30am
FLOOR 5
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THE LEGENDARY
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Thu 11 Sept • 10pm – 2:30am
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The critical reception for your
second single Braveheart was
overwhelmingly good. When you
were recording Braveheart, did
you predict that it would be that
well received?
“When it was coming up to
release week and the charts we
were hoping for at least a Top
10 as we felt like it deserved it
as we loved it and we worked
so hard on it, so when it hit
number four and stayed in the
Top 10 for four weeks we were
over the moon! We thought and
hoped it would be a huge hit but
you never know what the public
think!”
We know that Neon Jungle is
just starting but how do you see
yourselves in ten years?
“We would like it if we had loads
of number ones, had toured the
world three times already and
everyone knew us!”
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To say that Neon Jungle spells
trouble is news to Fridge, but
that is what has been happening
across the world since last
August. Describing their sound
as chaotic and full of mayhem,
this four piece girl band broke
into the UK Top 20 with their
debut single Trouble whilst
simultaneously scaling the lofty
heights of the US dance charts.
This success was followed by
the girls taking the number
four spot in the UK chart with
Fridge’s own favourite single
Braveheart.
After the success of their
omnipresent third single
Welcome to the Jungle, this
London-based quartet has
recently released their fourth
single Louder. So with four Top
20 singles released in the 12
months, Fridge caught up with
Jess, Asami, Sheeren and Amira
to see what the future holds for
Neon Jungle.
So the name ‘Neon Jungle’,
where does it come from
exactly?
“Neon Jungle comes from our
song, Welcome to the Jungle.
We had so many other potential
names but none of them had
quite the right ring to it! It took
forever; we literally had to be
introduced as ‘the girls’ until we
finally picked it.”
Considering that you are from
all over the UK how did you get
together?
“We were all talent scouted
and we all did auditions held
in London. Amira was found
shopping in Westfield, Jess
was found in Brick Lane and
Shereen and Asami were both
found on YouTube. It was all
very fairy tale”
You’ve all been singing since you
were very young. Who would
you say have been your musical
idols growing up?
“We each have different
influences. Everything from
Jennifer Lopez, Beyoncé, the
Red Hot Chilli Peppers and
Michael Jackson.”
NEON JUNGLE
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Fri 12 Sept • 10pm – 3am
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To some Kristian Nairn will
need no introduction, star of the
HBO smash Game of Thrones
where he plays the role of
Hodor, a gentle giant stable
worker turned (spoilers maybe?)
protector of the crippled
Bran Stark. What many won’t
realise is that Kristian is also
a multi-talented musician with
an impressive DJing career
performing alongside acts such
as the Scissor Sisters, Calvin
Harris, Mylo and Alphabeat.
Describing his deep house
DJ sets as “dark, chunky and
always with attitude”, Kristian
began DJing in the long-
standing Kremlin nightclub in
Belfast, where he has held a
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after stepping up to the decks to
fill in for a DJ calling in sick.
Being something of a jack of all
trades; Kristian also produces
his own music, sings and
plays guitar, having studied
the playing styles of Steve Vai,
Malmsteen and Zakk Wylde.
What Kristian is best known for
however is his acting career.
Even though his most famous
role consists of only saying
the word “Hodor”, the talented
Kristian estimates that he can
deliver this word in well over
70 different ways. Whist some
consider it both the easiest and
hardest job in acting, Kristian
believes that body language
rather than intonation is the key!
It hasn’t always been plain
sailing in his acting career
though. A little known fact is
that Kristian auditioned for the
part of Michael Armstrong in the
hit British comedy Hot Fuzz, a
role which subsequently went to
actor Rory McCann, who Game
of Thrones fans will know as
‘The Hound’. Maybe it is a small
world after all?
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So Sigma... there’s two of you,
how did you meet and come
together to make music?
“We met at university in
Leeds. I’d been doing events
management and Wooz was
studying music production. We
both went to various D&B nights,
I used to work in a record shop
and Wooz was an avid scratch
DJ. We spent a lot of time
listening to D&B and doing very
little of our dissertations!”
We really liked your rework of
Kanye’s track Nobody to Love.
Did you have a feeling that it
would get that big?
“We really had no idea when
we were putting it together.
We loved the hook and thought
it could be end up being big,
we were just not really ready
for the international hit that
it has become.”
Are you guys big fans of Kanye?
Do you know him personally,
maybe got a wedding invite?
“Ha, would love to but we’re not
really on first name terms to be
honest. We really like Kanye’s
earlier work and the hook we
sampled in Nobody to Love was
our favourite part off the Yeezus
album which is why the whole
track is based on it.”
You’ve got a substantial
collection of critically acclaimed
remixes in your back catalogue.
Do you enjoy doing remixes?
“Remixes have always been
something we have found
relatively easy, as long as we are
feeling the original track. Most
of the time the remix sounds
nothing like the original, The
Rusko track is a good example
of this. Essentially the remix
is an original track with one or
two elements of the original
song. It’s always lots of fun, we
don’t especially take a different
approach we just enjoy making
music.”
Last year MTV’s events team launched Club MTV, a bespoke
clubbing experience specifically designed for student unions
and brought right to your doorstep by the same people who
deliver the MTV Europe Music Awards. In addition to loads of
specially designed club décor and tons of give-aways, just to
make sure it all goes-off on the night, MTV are also bringing with
them one of the UK’s best new dance acts: Sigma.
If you listen to the radio as much as we do at Fridge then you will
have definitely heard Sigma’s D’n’B number one single Nobody
to Love. For those of you who are perhaps less familiar with the
chart-topping UK duo let us give you the low down.
In 2006 Cameron Edwards and Joe ‘Wooz’ Lenzie joined forces to
form Sigma whilst the pair were at university in Leeds and ever
since have been a force to be reckoned with. As their popularity
has grown so have their accolades. Radio 1 named Sigma both
as Zane Lowe’s Hottest Record in the World and Greg James’s
Record of the Week. The pair have remixed iconic artists such
as Ellie Goulding, Eric Prydz, Skepta and Rusko. In 2009 Sigma
were awarded Best Breakthrough DJ at the Drum & Bass Arena
Awards and in 2013 scored their first UK hit single Rudeboy.
Fast forwarding to the present day, Sigma’s massive track
‘Nobody to Love’ has been one of the key anthems of the summer
and many people’s 2014 soundtracks. Fridge managed to
interview the duo on the edge of world domination.
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Yes it’s back again,
Flashback, Dundee’s most
popular retro club night. If
you’re reading Fridge from
start to finish then you’ll
already know all about
Flashback – if not please
turn to page 38 to see
what the club is all about.
For those of you who have
continued reading here’s
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win a free Union t-shirt
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Freshers’ Week). The
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6. What was Blur’s first number
one UK single?
7. What did Britney Spears
dress up as in her video for the
1998 hit ‘Baby One More Time’?
8. Which member of the Spice
Girls wore a Union Jack dress
at the Brits?
9. How many weeks did
Hanson’s ‘MMMBop’ stay at the
UK number one spot?
10. Which female pop singer
published a coffee table book
called “SEX”?
80’s Pop
90’s Pop
00’s Pop
1. Which Queen song are these
lyrics from: “You got mud on
your face, you big disgrace”
2. Which band simultaneously
topped the singles, album and
video charts in 1982?
3. Which Simple Minds song
featured on the soundtrack of
1985 teen film ‘The Breakfast
Club’?
4.‘The Magic Number’ was a
1989 hit for the band De La
Soul. Which album of theirs did
it appear on?
5. Which British band had the
massive hit ‘Fools Gold’
11. Which band had a UK hit in
2000 with ‘Yellow’?
12. What is the name the
publicity-shy lead singer of the
Arctic Monkeys?
13. Who released ‘Fit But You
Know It’ from the album ‘A
Grand Don’t Come For Free’?
14. ‘Fireflies’ is a 2009 hit by
whom?
15. Which UK X Factor winner
sang ‘When You Believe’?
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Here in Britain modern outdoor cinema is something
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Well in true Union style we took that nonsense and
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