By The News Team
The Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) announced their annual concert titled “Loud Festival” will take place on January 19 at the Rebel Entertainment Complex.
Loud Festival will be headlined by Canadian rapper Tory Lanez and will also feature Rajan, a Brampton hip-hop and rap artist, and musicians Ramriddlz and Jordan Solomon.
According to RSU president Ram Ganesh, tickets to the concert will be around $30.
The RSU wanted the concert to be in partnership with Ryerson Athletics after the fall homecoming didn’t take place in conjunction with a Ryerson team, according to Ganesh.
Ryerson’s winter homecoming (WOCO) will also take place on January 19.
Ganesh said attendants to WOCO who have a ticket to Loud Festival will have free transportation from the Mattamy Athletic Centre to Rebel.
The concert, while hosted by the RSU, will be organized and run by Sesxions Entertainment, a company which Ganesh said organizes parties, events and music festivals across the globe.
There is $470,000 budgeted for the concert, according to the RSU’s 2018-19 budget.
“All I’m going to say is that we’re going to be under budget, which is what I’m very happy about,” Ganesh said.
The concert was previously referred to as LitFest, with “Lit” standing for “Live in Toronto,” but the name was changed.
Loud Festival will mark the third show the 2018-19 RSU executive team put on during their term.
Previously, Ramriddlz performed at Week of Welcome and Anders performed during homecoming.
As reported by The Eyeopener in October, the RSU’s music festival was supposed to take place in September.
It was delayed due to “multiple factors,” according to Ganesh, including on-campus construction causing delays in the RSU’s Week of Welcome and potential interference with the U-Pass referendum.
Correction: A former version of this article misspelled Sesxions Entertainment as Sessions Entertainment. The Eye regrets the error.