The lights will be glowing brighter than ever on September 22nd as GLOWfest, a new traveling music festival for college students invades the campus of Arizona State. GLOWfest is being presented by The Future Promoters of America, an Arizona State student organization, BroBible, a popular lifestyle blog that will welcome Avicii and Chiddy Bang as headliners for the event. Christopher Gallego, FPA’s president spearheaded the effort to bring GLOWfest to ASU. “I saw the size and scale of shows GLOWfest was putting on at Indiana and Boulder and I knew we needed something like GLOWfest at ASU”, said Gallego. Christopher reached out to the upstart music festival via their website and presented a plan of action on how he wanted to bring GLOWfest to Arizona State. “Chris really was the driving force behind our decision to make ASU our third campus”, said tour co-founder Jack Shannon, “he approached us about the opportunity to come to Arizona State and we jumped at the chance. Chris was organized and had the right team in place to execute a show of this size.” GLOWfest is a turn key concert solution that finances, produces, and promotes large scale festival style concerts on college campuses and relies on motivated groups like the FPA to effectively market the show to its fellow students. When it came time to decide which acts to book GLOWfest asked FPA who they thought ASU students would want to see. “ We polled ASU students using Facebook and asked them which artist they wanted to bring to ASU and Avicii won in a landslide. We told GLOWfest we wanted Avicii and they were able to deliver that for us.”
Tim Bergling, known professionally as Avicii, Tim Berg and Tom Hangs, is a Swedish DJ, remixer, and record producer. Avicii was named Breakthrough producer/DJ of 2009 in DJ Mag’s Top100 issue, Avicii’s tracks and remixes have gained quite the notoriety after playing amongst many of the world’s top DJ’s such as David Guetta, Tiësto, Eric Morillo, Roger Sanchez, Laidback Luke, Bob Sinclar, Tom Novy, Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso, Joachim Garraud, and Dirty South to mention a few. All of who have openly expressed their full support for the young producer. He is currently on a 17-date North American Tour. Chiddy Bang is co-headlining their second GLOWfest show and will add a twist of traditional hip-hop to GLOWfest with songs like their hit single “Opposite of Adults.” Chiddy Bang has a new album due out in the end of 2011 and ASU students can look forward to a preview of that new material. GLOWfest will also feature Cazzette, Warm Brew and ASU favorite, Silver Medallion.
The GLOWfest Tour is taking its campus music festival model on the road this fall hitting universities across the nation. GLOWfest has built a new model specific to universities, empowering and educating students by involving them in the planning and execution of the traveling festival. “This is really a show for students by students,” says co-founder Deuce Thevenow. The tour will feature national headliners while also providing an opportunity for local bands to gain exposure by performing opening sets. GLOWfest prides themselves on keeping ticket prices affordable, ensuring that all students have the opportunity to enjoy the show.
GLOWfest is also giving back to ASU students organizations. Student organizations can sign up on the GLOWfest website to promote and sell tickets. For each ticket purchased through the registered student organization’s unique branded ticketing URL, GLOWfest will donate $2 back to the student organization account. GLOWfest believes in empowering students to create a positive and rewarding fundraising opportunity for the entire campus.
Visit www.glowfesttour.com for tickets and more information.
To put it lightly, what Avicii and his manager Ash has managed to achieve in just a few years is truly astonishing. Commencing his dizzying journey at the tender age of 18, the self-taught, fresh-faced Swedish luminary has unquestionably amassed greater success before turning 22 … Read More
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