Students announce Wildstock performers

Samantha Sigler

Outasight and The Ready Set will be the headlining acts for Wildstock 2013, which is slated for May 10.

Junior Evan O’Kelly, vice president of programming for the Associated Students of Linfield College, left the announcement in the hands of 10 students to spread the word around campus.

“We considered different options, but we felt we had an offer we couldn’t refuse,” O’Kelly said.

The Ready Set, a pop band, and Outasight, a rapper, are touring together this year and came as a package deal. This made them more affordable for O’Kelly and Dan Fergueson, director of College Activities,  to choose for Wildstock.

The opening act will be Rootdown, a band that performed at a Pro Cat Cab during spring 2012. Each band will perform for one hour.

“Separately, there was no way we could afford both of them,” O’Kelly said.

Other changes for this Wildstock include Action Sports Entertainment providing secondary entertainment before the performances. There will be field games, such as relay races, football tosses and laser tag for students to participate in while waiting for the show to begin.

There will also be a battle of the bands May 10 and a comedian May 11.

“It will be like a three day festival,” O’Kelly said. “I feel pretty confident with our selection. I think students will really enjoy it.”

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