The Otago University Students' Association (OUSA) is hailing
this O-Week as the biggest yet, with tickets to the main
drawcard - Macklemore and Ryan Lewis - already sold out.
OUSA president Francisco Hernandez said all 1500 super
passes, which gave students entry to all O-Week events, had
also sold out and the only tickets left were for individual
Tickets had sold fast this year largely due to the popularity
of international top-selling hip-hop act Macklemore and Ryan
Lewis, with all 5500 tickets for their gig - which was also
open to non-students - at Forsyth Barr Stadium on Thursday
night selling out.
This was an increase in capacity of 1000 over last year's
main event, Shapeshifter, making this O-Week bigger than
ever, Mr Hernandez said.
''This definitely is the biggest O-Week we've ever had,'' he
Having access to Forsyth Barr Stadium was a major factor in
the size of this year's event, he said.
''It allows us to provide international-level events that mix
both students and the public together, which is very
important to us.''
Having Belgian dance act Netsky Live - which is playing next
month - as an exclusive gig for super pass holders had also
boosted ticket sales, he said.
Tickets were still available - to both students and the
public - for most events.
These included the Hypnotist night at the stadium on Monday
and the comedy night featuring 7 Days regulars Urzila
Carlson, Jeremy Elwood and Vaughan King - also at the
The OUSA was keen for families to attend its International
Food Festival next Saturday from noon to 2pm on the museum
''It will be a great chance to taste food from around the
world for reasonable prices,'' he said.