Big Sean

in the flesh

Today the Bacchanal committee announced this year’s spring concert headliner will be Big Sean. Compared to last year’s headliner, a Lupe Fiasco, Big Sean brings a more current vibe to the concert having just dropped a new album called Dark Sky Paradise this past February in addition to his array of previous hit$. Big Sean will be joined on stage by artists Raury and Brenmar. As previously announced this month, student acts Liberty Styles and Trill Mah, both CC ’17, will open the concert on Saturday, April 4, 2015. This year’s concert theme will be “I Don’t Bacch With You.”

Bacchanal also announced that this year’s concert will require students to pay a starting $7 ticket fee. Students will be able to begin purchasing tickets on Monday, March 9, at 8 AM. This is the first time that Bacchanal has charged students for the concert, a fact we’re investigating. Only Columbia students will be able to purchase tickets, and all students will be limited to buying one student ticket and one guest ticket while tickets last.

Another first for Bacchanal this year will be the Lion Tamers, or students who will monitor the concert in support of students after previous allegations of the concert being an unsafe environment. Regardless of the changes, this year’s Bacchanal acts are a pleasant surprise compared to last year’s has-been performance.

Find the full announcement from Bacchanal below.

Dear Undergraduate Columbia Students,

The Bacchanal executive board is excited to announce the lineup for this year’s Spring Concert, “I Don’t Bacch With You!” that will take place on Saturday, April 4, 2015 at Low Plaza. Starting from 8am on Monday, March 9, students can purchase tickets for the main event starring the current #1 Album holder, Big Sean, one of the fastest growing genre-blending artists, Raury, and the new voice in the electronic-hip-hop fusion scene, Brenmar. In addition, our lineup will feature the two winners of Bacchanal Battle of the Bands 2015, Liberty Styles and Trill Mah.

The executive board this year has worked tirelessly with administrators to add additional safety measures to this year’s concert to ensure that everyone has a safe, stress-free, and fun Bacchanal experience. This year, only students from the four undergraduate schools at Columbia University (Barnard College, Columbia College, Columbia Engineering, and the School of General Studies) will be allowed to purchase tickets as well as a very limited number of guest tickets as outlined on the Eventbrite page. Please note, CUID/BCIDs will still be required when obtaining wristbands at distribution on the morning of, and when entering the event grounds. Each undergraduate student will only be allowed to purchase one ticket and one guest ticket while availability lasts. Please note that there will be no refunds awarded to non-Columbia undergraduates attempting to purchase tickets and Columbia undergraduate students attempting to purchase multiple tickets.


March 9 to March 23 – $7
March 23 to March 29 – $10
March 30 to April 2 – $15
Guest tickets March 23 (Time TBD) – $20
*After April 2 at noon, no tickets will be available.
*Additionally, all ticket sales are while supplies last. We encourage you purchase yours as soon as possible.

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The 2014-2015 Bacchanal Executive Board

Co-President – Benjamin Kornick
Co-President – Mare Sydney
Concert Chair – Gil Feig
Concert Chair – Charles Yolen
Treasurer – Jared Weiss
Secretary – Michael Cuby
Publicity Chair – Madeline Kim
Outreach Chair – John Lee