Tickets to the annual Hyde St keg party sold out online
within two minutes yesterday morning.
Students snapped up general admission tickets as the Otago
University Students' Association (OUSA) moved this year to
sell more than 1100 online, after last year's sales attracted
a large queue and left some disgruntled.
Otago University Students' Association senior events
co-ordinator Rachel Enright and administration
vice-president Ryan Edgar display a poster indicating the
Hyde St keg party is sold out. Photo by Craig Baxter.
OUSA administration vice-president Ryan Edgar said the
online sale suited students, with many securing the $10 tickets
Last week, Hyde St residents were given a code to register
That resulted in 2382 sales secured by Monday for the
3500-capacity event, leaving 1118 tickets for general
Sales proceeds will go towards the cost of running the event,
including security, road closures and food.
Ticket holders get a wristband, which doubles as
identification for anyone who gets into difficulties.
The party is on the day before the Duke and Duchess of
Cambridge arrive in Dunedin on April 13 and one flat has
adopted the theme ''Your Royal Hydeness'' for the annual