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AWOLNATION to Headline Southwestern University’s Third Annual Clusterfest

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    Students gather in the Campus Center to learn the names of the groups that will be performing at the 2013 Clusterfest. (Photo by Erica Grant)
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    Aaron Bruno and AWOLNATION will be the featured band at the third annual Clusterfest music festival.

April 26 music festival will feature national, local and student performers

AWOLNATION, an electronic rock band from Los Angeles, will be the featured performer at Southwestern University’s third annual Clusterfest
music festival, which will take place April 26 in the Corbin J. Robertson Center.

AWOLNATION was formed in 2010 and released its first studio album, Megalithic Symphony, in 2011. Three hit singles came out of that album − “Kill Your Heroes,” “Not Your Fault” and “Sail,” which reached #10 on the U.S. Billboard Rock Songs chart. The band consists of four members and front man Aaron Bruno.

Other artists scheduled to perform at this year’s Clusterfest include Crizzly, Heems (of Das Racist), The Wheeler Brothers, Wild Child and Ghostbunny. Student performers include Flatline (featuring first-year student Mitch Peterson and senior Michael Flatley), DJ Lips (featuring junior Jake Phillips), sophomore Zac Cleveland, first-year student Pat Jara, Cooper Street Improv Troupe, sophomore Sarah Cook and senior Thomas Murphy, who will perform spoken word.

“This year we wanted to diversify our lineup,” said Clusterfest co-chair Dempsey Jones. “We feel that the bands that we are bringing onto campus will represent the different demographics we have here at Southwestern.”

Clusterfest is planned by the University Programming Council and the Clusterfest Think Tank. The other student co-chair of this year’s event is Marlena Serrano.

“With two years of Clusterfest under our belt, we felt that the feedback we have been receiving from attendees really helped us shape this year’s event,” Serrano said.

Last year’s food vendors from Clusterfest will be back and will be located outside the Robertson Center. These vendors include Amy’s Ice Cream, The Peached Tortilla and Southwestern’s student-run Korouva Milk Bar. Artist and organizational booths will also be located outside the Robertson Center.

Tickets for Southwestern University students are $15, faculty/staff/alumni tickets are $20, and general admission tickets are $25.  All tickets sold the day of the festival are $25.

Tickets for the event may be purchased any of the following ways:

1. Online with a credit card at

2. In person at the Southwestern University Office of Student Activities (Third floor of the McCombs Campus Center, suite 340), Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

3. A limited number of tickets will be available for sale at Waterloo Records at the intersection of 6th Street and Lamar Boulevard in Austin.

4. Cash only purchases of General Admission tickets at the door the day of the event (if available).

Doors for Clusterfest will open at 5 p.m.  For more information about the concert, visit or call the Office of Student Activities at 512-863-1345.