The renaming of Battle of the Bands to Battle of the James reflects increasing diversification of the student acts that will perform.
The sky teases at a sunset, but the sun still hangs high—it’s been a long day of activities like recovering from last night’s shenanigans, procrastinating studying for an exam or stopping by the Swamp to join a sparse, yet passionate crowd to support the many student bands performing this year.
At its annual Battle of the Bands competition Saturday, Congress of the South 40 revealed band Timeflies as the headliner for the April 7 WUStock concert.
This year’s Battle of the Bands is this Saturday, Feb. 3 at Ursa’s. Meet this year’s contenders.
After months of attempted hype for Daya built up by the Social Board of the Congress of the South 40, many students still came to the Swamp for WUStock on Saturday with the perspective, “Who’s Daya?”
Most students will know Daya from her empowering pop anthem “Sit Still, Look Pretty,” solo hit “Hide Away,” or as the powerful voice featured on the Chainsmoker’s “Don’t Let Me Down.”
The WUStock artist for 2017 was revealed to be Daya just as the Congress of the South 40 Battle of the Bands was wrapping up Jan. 28.
Singer/songwriter Daya will headline this year’s WUStock, which will be held on April 1, Congress of the South 40 announced Saturday.
Despite strong wind currents, students gathered on the Swamp on Saturday, April 2, for this year’s WUStock. Inflatables, velcro walls, doughnuts and free food were all part of the chilly afternoon on the South 40. Devin and the Atmospheres, Glenn MacDonald, 8 Dollars Off and DJ Alter performed as well, setting the energized mood as students eagerly waited for the main act, BORNS.
This year’s WUStock artist was announced in traditional Congress of the South 40 fashion. In case you haven’t spotted the giant letters outside Olin, BORNS, the 24-year-old indie pop artist from Michigan, will be coming to the Swamp on April 2.