In addition to Hellogoodbye, which will take the stage at 10 p.m., WittFest features a wide range of musical offerings, starting with popular campus acts Just Eve, the WittMen Crew, the Wittenberg Dance Company, the Wittenberg Dance Team, and WittFREE, a band comprised of Wittenberg professors and alumni. Local acts, many including Wittenberg students as performers, also scheduled to perform include Anthony Powers, class of 2010 from Cleveland, Ohio, the Happi Campers, Subject to Change, MGK, Left Hand Hold, Octoface, and Kevin Luce and the Townies.
In addition, national recording artist Florez will perform prior to Hellogoodbye's concert.
Inflatable games will be set up between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., and novelty attractions, including a henna artist and a caricature artist, will be available between 2-6 p.m. A picnic lunch and dinner will be served by Wittenberg's dining services, and there will also be food vendors set up throughout the day.
Originally formed in Huntington Beach, Calif., in 2001, Hellogoodbye signed with Drive-Thru Records in 2003 and released a self-titled EP the next year and its first full-length record, Zombies! Aliens! Vampires! Dinosaurs! in 2006. That album peaked on the United States charts at No. 13, with the song "Here (In Your Arms)" making charts in at least five countries, including the United States.
In addition to multiple nationwide tours since 2004, including performances with The All-American Rejects and Panic at the Disco, Hellogoodbye won MTV2's Dew Circuit Breakout in 2005, winning $10,000, a set of Gibson equipment and an opening slot on a major U.S. tour. Also of note, the band appeared on MTV's The Real World: Austin in 2005, and Hellogoodbye's song "Oh, It is Love" has been used as the theme song on the MTV series Engaged and Underage.
"WittFest is great because it doesn't matter what corner of campus you come from, everyone comes together in the Hollow to have a great time," said Union Board Co-President Anna List, class of 2010 from Westerville, Ohio. "We've worked hard to make sure that this year will be no exception."
The rain site for WittFest is Wittenberg's Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Center.
Written By: Ryan Maurer
Photos By: Robert Gantt
Send a Message
• Book-Delivering Prof Named Ohio Professor of the Year
• Senior Class Selects Livestrong President & CEO Doug Ulman As 2011 Commencement Speaker
•Communication Program Honored Nationally With Top Award
• Wittenberg University Art Students Finalists For Scholarship Award