A city committee voiced support Monday evening for plans to hold Revelry 2014 on Langdon Street as opposed to last year’s Union South Location.
Josh Levin, student director of Revelry, said at a meeting of Madison’s Joint Southeast Campus Area Committee that the location change would allow for increased capacity. This year, the capacity will likely be more than 7,000, as opposed to last year’s capacity of 3,500. However, this aspect still needs approval from the Madison Fire Department.
Levin said festival organizers are interested in remaining a majority-student event. He said there would be 5,000 tickets available to students for $5 in advance and $10 at the door, as well as 2,000 tickets available to the public at $20 dollars in advance and $30 at the door.
Levin said this year the festival hopes to improve last year’s attendance by staying open until 10 p.m. He said this provides opportunities for bigger performers, as last year some performers did not attend because they did not want to perform during the daytime.
“Our job is to provide students with a fun, safe activity at the end of the year,” Levin said. “Our programming [and] our larger budget thanks to our sponsors has allowed us to do that throughout the entire day.”
He also said there would be areas for food vending by the Union and alcohol policies would not be changed; there would be no alcohol allowed in the street. The entire event will be open to students and members of the public ages 18 and up.
The headliners for Revelry will be announced this Friday.