Eilís Lee

Head of Events

“Sometimes you gotta work a little so you can ball a lot” – Tom Haverford (Parks and Recreation)

Wednesdazed and Confused, Wednesday (6pm-8pm)

About me

How long have you been at Queen’s Radio?

Only a year! I’ve been a QR member since September 2015, when I sold my soul to the radio gods signed up at the Freshers’ Fair, and I’ve had an absolute ball so far!

What does the Head of Events do?

Pretty much what it says on the tin: I organise society events throughout the year—from our Jukebox freshers’ night to live sessions, QR socials and the legendary formal—whilst making sure that QR members and non-members alike have an amazing time, meet awesome people, and enjoy as much music as they can.

How can people get in contact with you?

The best way to reach me is to send a quick email to events@queensradio.org – I’ll try and reply as fast as I can. We love collaborating with other societies and organisations, so if you have any events ideas, make sure to get in touch!

What’s the best thing about Belfast?

The weather? Only kidding – it’s either the food or the nightlife, and anyone who knows me has undoubtedly witnessed my love of Limelight first-hand. There’s nowhere else I’d rather spend my Tuesday (or Thursday) nights.

Who is your favourite band/artist?

Vampire Weekend? Tame Impala? Two Door Cinema Club? Fleet Foxes? Feist? Alt-J? The Black Keys? Foster The People? Nelly Furtado? I don’t know. This question is my kryptonite.

What is your favourite pizza topping?

Keep it classy with rocket, parma ham and parmesan on top of tonnes of mozzarella.

If you could choose any actor/actress to play “you” in a blockbuster film about your life, who would it be?

Whilst they don’t look or sound like me at all, it would have to be either Kat Dennings circa Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, or Chelsea Peretti. Gina from Brooklyn Nine-Nine is my daily inspiration.

What was the first gig you ever went to?

I can’t honestly remember, but the earliest ‘oh-my-God-this-is-amazing’ gig I remember was the NME Awards Tour 2012, which had a ridiculously good lineup (Azealia Banks, Metronomy and Two Door Cinema Club as headliners.) I’ve been hooked on live music ever since.