On Thursday, August 19, the University of Colorado Program Council announced that it would cancel the 2021 WelcomeFest.
“Due to an unanticipated security staff shortage, which is a national issue, the 2021 WelcomeFest concert has been canceled,” the council said via CU Boulder Today.
The WelcomeFest concert featured three artists: Freddie Gibbs, Lucii the Alien, and Boulder native Covex. Covex will perform live at Red Rocks, opening for Big Gigantic and NGHTMRE in September.
The Program Council encouraged students to attend Buffs on the Roam on Saturday, as an alternative to the festival. Those who want more info should download the CU Boulder Life app for more information.
Further details on Fall Welcome 2021 events can be found at the new student & family programs webpage.
Contact CU Independent Staff Writer Alexander Edwards at firstname.lastname@example.org.