The lineup for the University of Tennessee’s annual end-of-spring semester concert, Volapalooza, was announced earlier this month, and it’s sparked a flurry of conversation on campus. Mostly people are talking about the scheduled performers—indie electro-pop group Passion Pit, whose 2009 album Manners was a minor commercial and critical hit, frat-rapper Asher Roth, and L.A. Celtic rockers Flogging Molly. But they’re also buzzing about this year’s change in venue from the cramped Fiji Island on campus to the much larger and more accommodating World’s Fair Park performance lawn. Free tickets for the concert, which will be held on Friday, April 30, will be available to UT students; general admission tickets will be available to the public for $15.
This will be the eighth annual Volapalooza concert. The concert, sponsored by UT’s Campus Entertainment Board and the Student Government Association, has featured past performances by Ben Folds Five and Dashboard Confessional.