The performer for the 2015 Modstock concert will be Ludacris, an American rapper and entrepreneur, according to the Campus Activities Board (CAB). Charles Hamilton, an actor and singer on Fox’s “Empire” will open for Ludacris. The winner of the forthcoming Battle of the Bands will perform as well.
Modstock will take place in the Modular parking lot at 3:30 p.m. April 30. The winner of the Battle of the Bands will perform at 3:30, Hamilton is slated for around 4:15, and Ludacris is scheduled to take the stage at 5:15.
Ludacris released his most recent album, Ludaversal, on March 31.
Unlike last year, this year’s event will be ticketed—5,000 free tickets will be available to students in the next week and a half, one per Eagle ID. Seniors will have first priority, and will be able to pick up the tickets in front of Conte Forum between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. April 23. All BC students will be able to pick up tickets starting a 8 a.m. April 24 and 25. This event will have tickets because of the popularity of the performer, said Paul Murphy, assistant director of Student Programs and advisor for CAB.
This is the first year CAB has hosted the event, which was previously put on by the Undergraduate Government of Boston College (UGBC). Modstock is a big milestone for the organization, Kevin Polman, CSOM ’17 and financial director of live events for CAB said. He emphasized that CAB worked with students via a survey and an open meeting to determine what kind of performer students would like.
“The big thing we worked with this year was keeping with tradition in terms of keeping with events students liked, and also keeping our own name,” Polman said.
Though CAB landed on Ludacris a few weeks ago, due to blurred lines of communication, it took some time for the contract to be finalized. The concert was planned so that the highest level, and thus most expensive, artist could be brought in. The budget for Modstock, however, was supplemented by the revenue made from Plexapalooza, which sold out. That ticket cost $25, but all the money is put back into Modstock, Murphy said.
“We are anticipating handing out a lot of tickets and we are anticipating all of them to be gone,” Polman said. “We’re really excited about this event.”
Correction: April 15, 2015,
An earlier version of this article misidentified Paul Murphy, assistant director of Student Programs, as Paul Gray, associate director of the Office of Student Involvement. The article has been changed to correct this inaccuracy.
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