DJ, producer and musician GRYFFIN rocking out on stage in the Sahara Tent at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival 2017. Gettiny | Courtesy Photo

Cal Poly was entered into a spring campaign for the Monster Energy Up & Up Music Festival Series and the chance to bring American DJ, producer and musician GRYFFIN to Cal Poly.

The top three colleges with the most presale tickets in 48 hours from March 7-9, starting at 1 p.m. will secure a concert with the artist.

Cal Poly is competing with schools such as University of California, Santa Barbara, University of California, Berkeley, University of California, Davis, Colorado University Boulder, San Jose State, as well as a few others.

According the Up & Up Festival 2018 Facebook page, “credit cards will only be charged for the winning colleges.” If Cal Poly does not win, then credit cards will not be charged, making purchasing presale tickets risk-free.

If Cal Poly ranks top three, the concert would take place sometime between April 17 and May 2. 

Agricultural business seniors Ryan See and Victor Mieling are partnered with the promoters of the concert and act as Cal Poly’s campus ambassadors for the Up & Up Festival.

“Having a nationwide competition not only brings the [artist] closer to this direct market, a college market, it also adds exposure to their music,” Mieling said.

Last year, Cal Poly had a chance to bring Alan Walker to the area, but came up short, placing sixth out of 50 schools.

See and Mieling are hopeful Cal Poly will make top three this year.

“It’s going to be freaking awesome,” See said.

As a bonus, the sponsors of the event are making the first 100 tickets free with a special promo code.

According to the campus ambassadors, tickets will sell for about $22.

You can follow Up & Up’s Instagram and Twitter or check out for more information. For promotions and more information, See and Mieling will be using the Facebook page for continuous updates. Order your presale tickets to enter Cal Poly in the running here. For more about GRYFFIN, check out

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