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The Mowgli’s to Headline Fourth Annual Clusterfest

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    Performers for the 2014 Clusterfest music festival were announced March 19. (Photo by Daniel Dumitru)
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    The Mowgli’s, an alternative rock band from southern California, will be the featured performer at Southwestern’s fourth annual Clusterfest music festival, which will take place April 6.

April 6 music festival will feature national, local and student performers

The Mowgli’s, an alternative rock band from southern California, will be the featured performer at Southwestern University’s fourth annual Clusterfest
music festival, which will take place April 6 in the Corbin J. Robertson Center.

The Mowgli’s was formed in 2010 and self-released their first studio album, “Sound the Drum,” in 2012, and later released their first major label album, “Waiting for Dawn,” in 2013. Their hit single “San Francisco” was released under this album and reached #11 on the U.S. Billboard Alternative Songs chart and hit #3 on the Adult Album Alternative (AAA) charts. The band consists of eight members whose harmony strives to spread the message of love and togetherness.

Other artists scheduled to perform at this year’s Clusterfest include The Jane Doze, Bart Crow, and Radical Something. Student musical performers include DJ Lips (featuring senior Jake Phillips), The Jalapeño Heads (featuring senior Steven Resnik), Zac Cleveland & The Great Family Revival (featuring juniors Zac Cleveland, Kenny Klinglesmith, Joshua Page and Marie Smith and seniors John Lind and Anne Stankus), and Unexpected Circles (featuring first-year students Kabi Kamau, Abby Bowers, William Soller, Alan Peralta and Rachel Kaplan).

“Last year we really diversified the lineup and that’s what we’re trying to continue this year,” said Clusterfest co-chair Claire Wirht. “We want there to be something for everyone − that’s the whole point of having a festival.”

Clusterfest is planned by the University Programming Council and the Clusterfest Think Tank. The other student co-chairs of this year’s event are Katherine Freeman and Mica Radu.

“After the three of us worked closely together on last year’s Clusterfest, we were thrilled to collaborate in bringing the Southwestern community the festival they anxiously await  every year,” Freeman said. “It’s so nice being able to see fellow students enjoy themselves like they do at Clusterfest. That’s definitely a big motivator in making this year’s festival even greater!” added Radu.

A wide variety of food vendors will be present at this year’s Clusterfest, located right outside the Robertson Center. Amy’s Ice Cream will be back alongside other diverse food vendors, including Southwestern’s own 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 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 3:30 p.m.  For more information about the concert, visit or call the Office of Student Activities at 512-863-1345.