As the school year starts, the University Colorado at Boulder will be, once again, hosting its WelcomeFest event this Saturday August 25th to celebrate the arrival of its new freshman. Organized and orchestrated by the Program Council, a student lead group, Welcome Fest has featured a diversity of artists, ranging from local talent to globally recognized performers. The prior years were headlined by none other than Pretty Lights, Big Gigantic and Paper Diamond to name a few, and this year Program Council does not plan to disappoint with another impressive line up. Kicking it off with locally grown talent Sunsquabi and their electro funk and progressive rock mix, leading the way to Hoodie Allen, an artist who prefers hipster pop and rap lyrics to electro synths, the campus is bound to be bouncing hard by then, but where things truly get interesting is when Minnesota comes in at 7:50. From the land of the 1000 lakes, this artist has brought his unique sound to the center stage, becoming a household name of hip pop mashups with a downtempo dubstep undertone, he is the true master of chillstep.
Sunsquabi – Freedom (Original Mix) (Free Download)
Hoodie Allen – No Interruption
Starry Eyed (MINNESOTA VIP REMIX) (Free Download)
Who better than Ghostland Observatory to finish the night, after such a chill yet energizing act as Minnesota, Ghostland Observatory will showcase what they are ultimately known for: an electronic beat driven rock ‘n’ roll themed sound. Incredibly unique yet quite fitting this sound has allowed the duo to acquire global renown, tagged along with their laser driven visual performances, this will make for quite an incredible night.
Ghostland Observatory – Sad Sad City
Note: This is a University of Colorado – Boulder student event only! That means that unless you have a student ID card you will not be allowed in.
Line up and times:
6:00 – 6:45 PM – First opener Sunsquabi performs
6:55 – 7:40 PM – Second opener Hoodie Allen performs
7:50 – 8:50 PM – Minnesota performs
9:00 – 10:15 – Ghostland Observatory performs