This April, dubstep fans will have the chance to experience what organizers are billing as the largest outdoor electronic music event that has ever been to the State College area.
The all-day festival dubbed “BOOMBOX,” hosted by Art of Electronica, will be held on April 13 at Tussey Mountain. Tickets go on sale today at noon.
Artists set to perform include Datsik, Crizzly, Lazy Rich, Torro Torro, Brass Knuckles, Minnesota, Grandtheft, At Dawn We Rage and Twin Syndrome.
Todd Rodeghiero, talent buyer for AOE, said the second wave of “equally exciting” artists will be announced in the near future.
Nicholas Rase, Electronic Dance Music Club vice president, said the lineup is huge and features very low-frequency dub bases and aggressive electronic music.
Aaron Weyman, marketing and sales manager for Tussey Mountain, said he thinks the lineup of world-renowned disc jockeys will be popular with the students of Penn State.
“It’s a unique event that is unlike anything that has happened in Centre County in the past,” Weyman said.
Rodeghiero said the event is drawing excitement from not only local fans but people from as far as Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, as well.
Weyman said Tussey Mountain has hosted concerts in the past including Bob Dylan and The Beach Boys, but this is the first event to feature electronic dance music.
Weyman said the concert will follow the setup of an outdoor festival-style event and will incorporate two stages.
Students will have the chance to purchase a bus pass that will provide transportation to and from the venue throughout the day along with their ticket, Rodeghiero said.
“Multiple buses will be running around-the-clock to bring students safely to and from campus,” he added.
Rase said he thinks the bus system is a great idea that will make the event more student-friendly.
He said he thinks the event is one of the best things to come to State College in a while.
“The general atmosphere is going to be absolutely bohemian,” Rase said.
He said he thinks the show will be “epic” and is the perfect way for students to let loose and unwind before the stress of finals.