The best freshers events in Cardiff

If you're a student coming to Cardiff, you can guarantee that the city has something for you this Freshers Week, no matter what you're into. Check them out below!

Skiddle Staff

Date published: 18th Sep 2023

Cardiff Freshers Week is on the horizon, and we thought it was about time we let you in on all the essential Freshers events you need you need to be attending. Some of you making the move to Cardiff may be running around your house, trying to see if you've remembered everything before the big move; some of you may have already moved in. But after all that is sorted out, all of you will want to know what to do for Freshers.

On sale on Skiddle now, we've got every type of Cardiff freshers event you could think of. From huge multi-room freshers extravaganzas, fit with confetti cannons, neon face paint, performers and a variety of attractions; smaller affairs with bigger sound systems, that provide some of the coolest names in the local Drum and Bass scene a chance to get freshers moving; and even some events that will pit you against other Unis in your city, with you all competing to come out on top.

Whatever your drift, Cardiff freshers week has something for you, so scroll down and check it out now, and secure your tickets in the boxes provided!



F*CK ME It's Freshers | Cardiff Freshers 2023

When: Sunday 24th September 2023

Where: Walkabout in Cardiff

Cardiff Freshers, get ready for an unforgettable night! F*CK ME IT'S FRESHERS is a long-standing tradition for new university students, and it's now your turn to experience it. Expect a vibrant atmosphere with free UV paint, neon glowsticks, and LED batons. There will be exciting party games, giveaways, and live entertainment, making it a once-in-a-lifetime event. You can look forward to the UK's largest foam and confetti cannons, neon face painting, and a variety of other activities, along with affordable student drinks and top-notch DJs for a fantastic night out. 


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The Freshers Movement Cardiff | Cardiff Freshers 2023

When: Friday 29th September 2023

Where: Revolution in Cardiff

Join The Freshers Movement to kickstart your university experience with an unforgettable night. Founded by students who understand the essence of a fantastic Freshers week, they promise an extraordinary evening tailored to each city's unique atmosphere, creating events that foster lifelong friendships.

Their events consistently match and exceed entertainment standards, boasting a sold-out track record since 2014. The electrifying activities and attractions at The Freshers Movement, include fire performers, stilt-walkers, circus acts, UV face painting, free giveaways, renowned DJs, student drink specials, and thrilling attractions like ball pits and rodeo bulls. A must-visit for Cardiff students.


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CARDIFF FRESHERS: Zoro, DJ GAW, Cardiff Uni DnB Society + More

When: Thursday 28th September 2023

Where: Revolution in Cardiff 

Make your Cardiff Freshers Week a messy one with this high-octane DnB rave at Revolution courtesy of CALCULATE, with an electrifying lineup of artists, including Zoro, DJ GAW, the local talents from Cardiff Uni DnB Society, BuildUp Crew, Jessi, Chez, and NISS. If you've experienced a CALCULATE rave before, you know not to miss this unforgettable night. Whether you're a drum and bass enthusiast or just looking for an exciting night out, this event promises high-energy music and a vibrant atmosphere. Dance, connect with fellow freshers, and create lasting memories at the best drum and bass night of Cardiff Freshers Week! See you on the dancefloor!


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The Freshers Rave w. Devilman

When: Sunday 1st October 2023

Where: District in Cardiff

If you want a chance to see the one, the only, Drum and Bass father, live in action in Cardiff this Fershers Week, well, you're in luck, as Devilman himself is coming to District for the last day of Cardiff freshers. This night looks set to be the perfect cap off the week's festivities, especially for those of you who prefer a grimier, and more underground night to those cheesy affairs. Get on this one asap!


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Uni Wars | Cardiff vs Met vs USW

When: Sunday 24th September 2023

Where: Walkabout in Cardiff

Get ready for an exciting student showdown during the freshers' season! This Uni Wars event has been hailed as the most exhilarating of its kind, where the universities within a city compete in a variety of challenges to determine the reigning champion for the 2023 academic year.

Join in as Walkabout is transformed into an electrifying battleground, featuring thrilling activities such as Gladiator Duels, Rodeo Bull riding, Giant Sumo wrestling, competitive eating, and dance-offs. Alongside this will be a dynamic atmosphere with CO2 Jets, lasers, confetti, and DJs to enhance the excitement. Show your university pride by wearing your institution's colours with enthusiasm, and go win it for your new Uni!


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Check out our What's On Guide to discover even more rowdy raves and sweaty gigs taking place over the coming weeks and months. For festivals, lifestyle events and more, head on over to our Things To Do page or be inspired by the event selections on our Inspire Me page.