Wildstock to feature free food, music, games

At the end of each year, the Linfield Activities Board hosts Wildstock, a free concert and festival for students. This year’s festival is on May 20 and features a highly anticipated musical lineup, as well as food and activities.

Parachute, a nationally recognized pop rock band, will be the featured band at this year’s Wildstock festival.

Parachute will be accompanied by student bands Prowler and Na Hemo. Prowler, who will open the show at 6 p.m., was the winner of this year’s LAB sponsored Battle of the Bands. Na Hemo will begin at 7 p.m. Parachute will play from 8 p.m. until the festival ends.

Although all three bands have different styles, Nicole Bond, vice president of programming ASLC, said she thinks it will be a great show.

“It’s nice to have diversity,” Bond said.

The event will also include student activity booths sponsored by ASLC  chartered clubs. There will be several booths, including the Hawaiian Club’s shaved ice booth and the Greenfield Henna tattoo booth. There will also be carnival games, trivia and more.

Booths will open at 5 p.m.

Ribslayer Barbeque, El Primo, Odmo’s Pizza, Thai Country and Coldstone Creamery will cater Wildstock. Because food has been known to run out at previous Wildstock events, LAB has ordered even more than usual, with 75 pounds of pulled pork, 30 extra large pizzas, 200 enchiladas, 50 orders of pad thai and enough ice cream for 600 people. Each student will be able to have a plate from two different restaurants, as well as a dish of ice cream from Coldstone Creamery.

Students will begin the evening at the student check-in table where they will receive two food tickets and one ice cream ticket. From there, the event will be free-flowing and students can choose to eat, listen to the bands and visit booths at their leisure.

The event will be a good time for everyone, Bond said.

“If you are interested in music, in food or if you just want to hang with friends, there is something for everyone at Wildstock,” she said.

T-shirts for Wildstock will be on sale every night in Dillin and in the CIC leading up to the event. They will also be available at Wildstock. Shirts cost $3, and are available in hot pink, blue and charcoal gray.

Wildstock will begin at 5 p.m. May 20 on the IM field .

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Marissa Cole/News editor
Marissa Cole can be reached at linfieldreviewnews@gmail.com

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