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WCSU’s “West Fest” to feature Cobra Starship, 3OH!3, Travie McCoy and I Fight Dragons

DANBURY, CONN. — Western Connecticut State University’s Program Activities Council and Student Government Association will host the university’s annual “West Fest” concert at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 8, at the Ives Concert Park on the university’s Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury.

“West Fest” will feature MTV’s Too Fast For Love Tour, a concert by artists Cobra Starship, 3OH!3, Travie McCoy and I Fight Dragons. The public is invited. General admission tickets will be $27; WestConn students with valid I.D. will be admitted for $10. Tickets are available at the Westside Campus Center Box Office, by calling (203) 837-8499 or at www.wcsu.edu/tickets.

The pop-rock band Cobra Starship is best known for the hit featuring “Gossip Girl” star Leighton Meester, “Good Girls Gone Bad.” Cobra Starship’s discography includes “While the City Sleeps, We Rule the Streets” (2006), “¡Viva la Cobra!” (2007) and the recent release “Hot Mess.” Their synthesized pop music was featured in the 2009 film, “Jennifer’s Body” and the group performed at the 2008 Warped Tour.

3OH!3, which gets its name from the band’s home zip code in Boulder, Colo., also performed at the 2008 Warped Tour, singing the hit “Don’t Trust Me,” which landed in the number one spot on Billboard’s Top 40 chart. The 2008 release of the group’s second album, “Want,” includes songs such as “Starstrukk,” which features the vocals of pop recording artist Katy Perry. Recently, 3OH!3 was nominated for an MTV Video Music Award for “Best New Artist.”

Travie McCoy is the lead singer of the rock-pop band Gym Class Heroes. He has collaborated with artists such as Cobra Starship, the alternative rock band Fall Out Boy and former Destiny’s Child band member Kelly Rowland.

Chicago-based band I Fight Dragons combines rock elements with original music made using old video game soundcards. Their debut EP, “Cool Is Just a Number …” was released in early 2010.

For more information, call (203) 837-8214.


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