‘U’ should be at this festival
Lights set to headline back-to-school bash – U-Fest
Gone are the days of sunbathing and relaxing in the warm summer, only to be replaced by studying and essays in the dreary fall. However, the Students Association of Mount Royal University (SAMRU) will try to ease that transition September 12 by teaming up with Mount Royal University to host U-Fest. U-Fest is an annual back-to-school concert that has seen big name headliners in recent years such as Down With Webster and Bedouin Soundclash.
Similiar to previous years, U-Fest will be an all-age, fully licensed festival-style concert in the outdoor amphitheatre on campus. It is exclusive to Mount Royal students and will feature a barbecue, prizes, and other activities to help Mount Royal’s students unwind after making it through what can be a rough first week of classes.
This year, Lights is set to headline the event, with local acts to open. For those who are unfamiliar with her work, Lights is an indie-electropop singer/songwriter hailing from Toronto, and is best known for songs such as “Drive My Soul,” “Second Go” and “Toes.” Lights debuted in 2009 with her breakout album, The Listening. Since then, she has released three full-length studio albums and four EPs, and has won numerous awards that year for her work, including a Juno for Best New Artist of the Year in 2009, and two Canadian Radio Music Awards in 2009 for her song, “Drive My Soul.”
Lights was nominated for “Pop Album of the Year” in the 2010 and 2012 Junos for her albums The Listening, and Siberia, respectively.
Tickets are available for $10 each with a valid Mount Royal student I.D. from Copywrite & Used Books located in the lower level of Wyckham House. Limit two tickets per student.