Program Councilâs back-to-school event is back and better than ever before.ÌıWith the excitement buzzing in the air of a new school, we are happy to announce that Hippie Sabotage will headlineÌıWelcomeFest this year, supported by Mike Dimes, with opener No Thanks and local artists Crash G, Don Jamal andÌıGano.
The concert will take place on Saturday, Aug.Ìı26,Ìıon Farrand Field. Doors are scheduled to open at 5Ìıp.m., with music beginning at 6 p.m. Admission is free to all CU Boulder students who provide theirÌıBuff OneCard at wristband locations, including first-year students, transfer students, returning students, graduate studentsÌıand law students.Ìı
Wristbands, which are needed for entry to the event,Ìıwill be distributed beginning at 11Ìıa.m. on Aug. 26 at Farrand Field, the UMC Arcade,ÌıKittredge Central HallÌıand the Williams Village Center Dining and Community Commons. No re-entry will be allowed once attendees enter the venue and leave.Ìı
Headliner: Hippie Sabotage
is a Sacramento-born, Los Angeles-based production duo made up of brothers Kevin andÌıJeff Saurer. The duo got their start as bedroom producers in middle school after obsessing over the music used in their favorite skateboarding videos.
In 2014, Hippie Sabotage skyrocketed to No. 1 on Billboardâs Next Big Sound chart after releasing their remix of Tove Loâs âHabits Stay HighâÌıand have since surpassed over a billion SpotifyÌıstreams. In 2019, Hippie Sabotage performed at festivals includingÌıAustin City Limits, Made In America, Day N Vegas, Bumbershoot, Electric Forest, Corona Capital, Splash HouseÌıand more. The duo has played at Colorado's beloved Red Rocks Ampitheatre several times.
Their sound is rooted in electronic music, but it takes cues from hip-hop, psych rockÌıand chillwave, all pulled together by Jeffâs killer guitar skills and Kevinâs explosive personality on stage.
Mike Dimes is a San Antonio, Texas-based rapper most recognized for his use of storytelling and heavy beats in his work. With poetic influences of A$AP Rocky and Tupac, combined with the personality of artists like Kanye West, his career has skyrocketed over the past threeÌıyears. His songs âMy StoryâÌıand âNo Trendsâ have helped him achieve almost 3 million monthly listeners on Spotify, which named him as one of the 10 Most Necessary Artists to Watch in 2022. This year, he performed at the Rolling Loud Miami music festival.
NoÌıThanksÌıis a house music group comprised ofÌıGiuliano Rascan andÌıDejan Zoric, both from Canada. The pair bring a unique, high-energyÌıand fresh sound to the dance music scene, which has gained them support from mainstage acts and top record labels including Insomniac Records, Space Yacht Records, Tchamiâs Confession Records andÌımore.
The WelcomeFest concert is Program Councilâs largest event of the school year. The concert welcomes in the new school year with live music and is considered a fall semester highlight for many.Ìı
Program Council is a student-run department of the Center for Student Involvement that is funded entirely by student fees allocated through the University of Colorado Boulder Student Government (CUSG). Established in 1953, Program Council provides affordable, high-quality, face-rocking, entertainment and professional event support for the Boulder campus community.