But this year students are adopting a new approach to reducing late-night noise nuisance — by staging a "silent disco".
After midnight, students who want to continue the party will this year have to hire a set of headphones each, which will broadcast live DJ sets to guests.
But because the music can only be heard on the head-sets, the event should prove to be a quiet affair for the rest of the neighbourhood.
—Nino Williams,"Shhhh! We're having a ball," South Wales Evening Post, May 8, 2008
—Gillian Reagan, "Silent Disco Will Be All the Rave on Friday," New York Observer, April 17, 2008
Boss Neil Maguire had the idea after getting fed up with ravers asking DJs for all sorts of tunes.
So he got rid of his music — and told people to bring their own. Now clubbers bop on the dancefloor with their headphones on while the rest of the venue is silent.
—Jerry Lawton, "No noise as clubbers take their walkmans; The silent disco," Daily Star, April 12, 2001
"One young lass started dancing and then somebody else followed, until we covered the entire forecourt with just everyone dancing," he says. "No one was making a sound."
—Simon Wilson, "Silent riot," Nottingham Evening Post, February 23, 2001