A tribe called Red to feature at U-Fest
U-Fest 2015 expected to out do previous years
So let’s face it, summers winding down and we’ve all been feeling the summer blues while we anticipate the fall semester kicking in. After a summer of partying, festivals and music we all find ourselves falling into a funk around this time.
But don’t fret! Who said that we can’t start the school year off with a bang? There is another festival and it’s happening right here at MRU. U-Fest — the annual welcome and welcome back show put on by SAMRU and MRU is back, and this year A Tribe Called Red is headlining.
Save the date, U-Fest will take place on Sept. 17, purchase your advance tickets at The Hub for $10 with your MRU student I.D. Doors are scheduled to open at 4 p.m. at Mount Royal’s Outdoor Amphitheater.
U Festivities will include a free barbecue, beer provided by the Hub, prizes and lots of activities. This year, up for grabs will be a draw for a semester of free parking. That in itself is a reason to go!
Students at MRU seem to be more pumped than ever for the headline choice of 2015. Vice President of Student Life, Zoe Slusar says that A Tribe Called Red is going to bring a whole new feel to U-Fest this year. “It’s pretty phenomenal to have them coming to our school. They’ve won a Juno. In terms of top quality they are on top of their game. We love that they are a unique band that we’ve never had before. We’re seeing huge interest on social media like never before. It’s more grown up and a different genre that we’ve never had. It takes U-Fest in a direction that we’ve been wanting for a while.
Slusar also says that because people are so stoked, there will be a social media competition that entails multiple entry points to score a meet and greet with the band. That sounds like a stellar time in itself.
So let’s stop dwelling on the fact that summer has come and gone, and let’s end summer with a bang! Purchase your advance tickets while quantities last, and keep an eye out on social media for the chance to meet with A Tribe Called Red.