– Reporting by Jonathan Cresswell, Charlotte Reid and Jack Dobson
Radio 1 stars Zane Lowe and Greg James will be the main attractions for this year’s Freshers’ Week, The Linc is able to reveal. Freshers’ Week will begin on Sunday, September 19th and will include the usual variety of club nights and events held around the city.
Zane Lowe will return to the Engine Shed to host the DJ Hero 2 Tour on Thursday, September 23rd. The Radio 1 DJ has performed at the venue on several occasions, and was a main attraction at last year’s Freshers’ Week, with tickets quickly selling out on the day they were released.
Also performing at the Engine Shed will be Ex-Hollyoaks actors Matt Littler and Darren Jefferies. They will be hosting Fever Pitch on Wednesday night as part of the 4Music Versus tour. The pair played the characters of Max Cunningham and OB and visited Lincoln for Freshers’ Week in 2008, shortly after their characters left the soap.
On Friday, the Engine Shed will hold a roller disco, followed by a headphone disco. Saturday sees the appearance of Radio 1 DJ Greg James for the UP! club night. James, the host of the afternoon show and “The Official Chart Update”, also came to Lincoln for an UP! night in 2009.
Alongside the club nights are alternative events such as film nights, quizzes, and the ghost walk of Lincoln. Enterprise@Lincoln, the university’s business and careers service, will be holding a freshers barbecue at noon on Thursday, promising a free beer and burger for every attendee.
Lincoln City FC, who offer a student discount throughout the year, will be playing Stevenage FC at Sincil Bank their home ground on Saturday, September 25th.
The West End of Lincoln will host to their annual Carholme Gala towards the end of the week. Each year the gala is held to promote a sense of community between the students and the locals living in the area, with positive effects last year.Tweet