Tinie Tempah to headline O-Week stadium afterparty

Tinie Tempah.
Tinie Tempah.
A line-up including ''probably the biggest'' United Kingdom hip-hop act has attracted fans from around New Zealand to tomorrow's O-Week afterparty at Forsyth Barr Stadium.

Otago University Students' Association event manager Dan Hendra said more than 5000 were expected at the afterparty, headlined by hip-hop act Tinie Tempah.

Tinie Tempah was a ''massive'' drawcard and ''probably the biggest thing in UK hip-hop at the moment'', Mr Hendra said.

''He is massive. He is multi-award-winning. He was just on The Graham Norton Show last week,'' he said.

The two support acts, Sub Focus and Chase and Status, were not playing elsewhere in New Zealand, which meant people were travelling from around the country for the gig.

''We've got tickets sold from Hamilton, Christchurch, Invercargill and Wellington.''

The OUSA would be ''pretty happy'' with a turnout of more than 5000, but having it at the stadium meant they could cater for ''a lot'' more than that.

''We are looking forward to even more walk-ups on the day,'' Mr Hendra said.

Like other O-Week events, the afterparty was open to the public.

Rugby, wool scouring...

"You can't do that there, it's a rugby stadium!" writes QsRC about a students' O-week event featuring a popular hip-hop act. Times change,  elaborate higher cost festivities are enjoyed by students now compared with the past but what stays the same is, a large space is a large space whatever you call it.  A highlight in "the old days" was the annual Woolstore Hop, where one of the woolstores - coincidentally, down where the road has been re-routed past the Fubar Stadium - was cleared for the purpose. It was "bring your own" - including your own glass!  Canny students stayed till the end to gather enough abandoned drinking glasses to provide for at least a year's parties and associated breakages in their own flats.  A pleasant feature of the woolstore building was that it was not only roofed but had solid walls all the way around, so it was not cold or draughty, and it had great atmosphere!

Hold on just one minute!

You can't do that there, it's a rugby stadium!

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