By: Cody Boteler, Senior Editor
Rap artist Fetty Wap will headline Towson Fall Fest November 6 at SECU Arena.
“We’re so excited,” Campus Activities Board Director Brianne Wade said. “It’s ridiculous.”
Student ticket prices will be $30 for the floor, $25 for the lower bowl and $20 for the upper bowl. Students will be able to purchase tickets online from Ticketmaster.
“I’m expecting it to sell out before it gets to the general public,” Wade said.
According to Wade, tickets will go on sale on Friday, though the exact details may change. She encouraged students to keep up with CAB on social media for times and instructions on purchasing tickets.
Students will be able to purchase two tickets at the student price. That way, they can bring a guest.
Tickets for Fall Fest will be sold exclusively online. Wade said selling tickets online would help students get tickets.
“Students who are off campus or commuters aren’t going to have to take off work in the morning to get in line and wait for hours and hours,” Wade said.
There is no concert taking place during Homecoming Week. Wade securing SECU Arena during Homecoming Week can be difficult.
To pick an artist for campus concerts, CAB goes through a middle agent who represents a large number of artists. CAB approaches the agent with some budgetary information and what kind of artists they’re looking for.
The agent gets back to CAB with available artists, and the negotiation and contracting begin.
Wade said that the process of choosing which artist to pursue and finalizing the contract took a few months.
Wade also said that Fetty Wap requested the three openers Bas, Cozz and Omen.
“It made it easier on us,” Wade said. “The headliner always has to confirm the opener.”
Selling Fall Fest tickets online can act as a sort of trial run for Tigerfest, Wade said. She said that CAB is waiting to get Fall Fest under their belts before starting to plan the annual spring concert.