Auburn’s University Program’s Council announced the lineup for the 2015 Auburn Airwaves concert Feb. 25 in the Student Center.
Kesha and Nelly will perform at Toomer’s Corner on Saturday, April 18, during the University’s Corner Block Party.
UPC hosted an Auburn Airwaves announcement party that featured performances by Jessica Williams, DJ Ben Bruud and AU Rhythm.
Amanda Hurite, UPC president and senior in industrial engineering, said the atmosphere at Auburn Airwaves will be different this year.
“It will be outside, so it will have that festival-feel,” Hurite said. “The public will be there, and there’s an entertainment district downtown, so there will be open container laws and the roads will be blocked off. It’s just going to be a really fun Toomer’s Corner party.”
Hurite said she is happy with the student response.
“Kesha’s big; she’s a lot of dance and a lot of fun,” Hurite said. “But Nelly’s also awesome because he’s a throwback. Everyone knows his songs and everyone loves them. I think people are going to be really excited.”
The concert is not just for students, according to Hurite.
“It will be right after A-Day so there will be a lot of families that come down,” Hurite said. “And it’s on a Saturday night this year, so the students are going to be ready to go and excited about it. I’m really looking forward to seeing everyone show up.”
Sagar Leva, UPC director of major entertainment and senior in finance, said the performers were chosen carefully.
“We sent out a student survey,” Leva said. “We got the feedback and students wanted a pop/hip-hop/dance concert. Who’s more pop than Kesha?”
According to Leva, a large turnout is expected.
“Last year we sold out the arena which is capped at about 5,000 students,” Leva said. “This year, we’re expecting 25,000-30,000 people. It’s the pop/hip-hop concert everyone wanted.”
Leva said UPC will not be selling tickets since the concert will be in an open area.
“We want students to just come out and enjoy themselves,” Leva said.
Priya Patel, freshman in pharmacy, was at the announcement party.
Patel said she will be attending the event in April.
“I’m totally excited for it to be at Toomer’s,” Patel said. “I was there when they planted the new trees. I’m really excited to go because I love Kesha.”