Rites of Spring Music Festival
VANDERBILT BRINGS THE HEAT FOR 2013 RITES OF SPRING
NEEDTOBREATHE and Rusko to Headline Annual Rites of Spring Music Festival
Tickets on Sale Friday, March 15th — 10am CST
WHAT: Rites of Spring Music Festival at Vanderbilt University
WHEN: Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20, 2013
WHERE: Alumni Lawn — Vanderbilt University Campus
TIME: 4:00 pm Friday and Saturday — Gates Open
TICKETS: Vanderbilt Student (One Ticket Per Student) – $30; Week of Show
(April 14th) – $45
Faculty/Staff Weekend Pass (One Ticket Per Faculty/Staff) – $40
General Public Weekend Pass – Purchased in Advance – $50; Week of Show – $60 (April 14th)
Single Day Tickets — $40 (Available April 1st)
The Music Group at Vanderbilt University is back again with the promise of warm weather and a hot lineup for this year’s Rites of Spring Music Festival. Taking place on Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20, 2013, the Rites of Spring Music Festival is the perfect way to soak up the sun along with some of the best names in music. With NEEDTOBREATHE and Rusko headlining and other artists set to appear including Miguel, Mat Kearney, Baauer, Delta Spirit, Juvenile, The Apache Relay, and Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors, this year’s festival will cover a wide range and have something for everyone.
After a long span of touring, the group NEEDTOBREATHE, was signed to Atlantic Records in 2005. Since then they’ve released four studio albums to much critical acclaim, with their most recent release, The Reckoning, peaking at No. 6 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart and at No. 1 on Billboard’s Rock Albums Chart. Their singles have appeared on Billboard’s Alternative, Triple A, and Hot Christian Songs charts. The band recently opened for Taylor Swift throughout the North American leg of her Speak Now World Tour. In 2012 NEEDTOBREATHE played Bonnaroo and Austin City Limits music festivals.
Rusko is an established English dubstep producer and DJ whose work has gotten recognition throughout the music industry. From Britney Spears to M.I.A. to Diplo, Rusko has wowed them all with his fun and energetic approach to dubstep. His 2012 album Songs peaked at No. 10 on Billboard’s Dance/Electronic Albums Chart and the release of his 2013 EP Kapow crashed multiple internet servers.
First-time Grammy award winner Miguel turned many heads with his heartfelt performance at this year’s Grammy Awards. His second studio album, Kaleidoscope Dream, was released under RCA Records in 2012 and debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200. He was nominated for five Grammy Awards in 2013 and his single “Adorn” went on to win “Best R&B Song.” He is currently on tour with Alicia Keys.
Nashville-based folk-rocker Mat Kearney has gotten four top 20 hits on the Adult Top 40 Chart, and these songs have gone on to appear on everything from Grey’s Anatomy to 30 Rock. His most recent release, Young Love, debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 in 2011. Kearney just recently produced and wrote the lyrics to the rap song, “2.OH,” for PGA Tour golfers, aka “golf boys” Bubba Watson, Hunter Mahan, Rickie Fowler and Ben Crane. The Youtube video has amassed nearly 700,000 views on the video-sharing website after less than 24 hours online. Kearney has toured with John Mayer, Sheryl Crow, Keane, and The Fray.
Long before Baauer’s “Harlem Shake” became the viral video sensation we know, it was awarded the exclusive distinction of Best New Track from Pitchfork Media. Due to its viral explosion, the song debuted atop the Billboard Hot 100. The 23-year old Brooklyn based DJ/producer has high profile slots at this years SXSW, Ultra, and Coachella music festivals. He has toured with Jay-Z producer Just Blaze and their studio collaboration “Higher” has earned nearly 700,000 plays on SoundCloud since it was released on January 18th.
“This year’s lineup has great depth and diversity that has become a Rites trademark,” says Music Group co-chair Mayank Bishnoi. “We were able to bring in top caliber artists of a wide variety of genres, in addition to emerging artists, in order to reflect the diversity in musical interests of our student body.”
Tickets are available to the general public and will go on sale Friday, March 15th at 10 am CST at all Ticketmaster locations, online at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 1‐800‐745‐3000. Tickets can also be purchased with no service fees included only at the Sarratt Box Office on the Vanderbilt campus. No Refunds will be given due to weather conditions or band cancellations. For general event information, call 615‐322‐2471. For more information, visit www.vanderbilt.edu/ros or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ritesatvandy.