THE Westgate is hoping to tempt students into its 'Social' area ahead of Oxford's annual May Day celebrations.

The shopping centre is hosting a free party for students aged 16 or over on April 30 from 6.30pm until 8.30pm.

Featuring breakdancing and live DJ sets, several retailers will also be in attendance offering goodie bags and discount vouchers. 

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Brands attending the event include Trespass, who will be offering a unique camping experience; MAC, who will be handing out exclusive goodie bags; a Too Faced beauty and makeover station; Dirty Bones’ roller skating promo team; and Boux Avenue, The Mac Factory, Ned’s Noodles, Tommi’s Burger Joint, and Benito’s Hat, who will all be offering discounts. 

It comes before the celebrated May morning celebrations which often see students stay up all night on April 30 before gathering on Magdalen Bridge as dawn breaks. 

Earlier this month Nutella opened a kiosk in the social as the centre tried to rejuvenate the area following the departure of two of its restaurants.