UW Homecoming kickoff concert to feature indie bands Alvvays, Slow Pulp

Uw Memorial Union Terrace Chairs

MADISON, Wis. — UW-Madison’s 2022 Homecoming celebrations will kick off with a concert featuring two up-and-coming indie rock bands known for their devoted fan bases on college campuses around the country.

Alvvays, a Canadian-based group that fuzes psychedelic sounds with pop-friendly hooks and melodies, will headline the show less than a week after the group releases their third album that’s more than five years in the making.

Madison favorites Slow Pulp, who’ve gained critical acclaim since playing house shows around the city in their foundational years, will open the show. Last year, Slow Pulp kicked off their first headlining tour in support of their debut album “Moveys” with a sold-out show at the Majestic Theater.

The upcoming homecoming show is free for the public and will kick off at 7 p.m. on the Memorial Union Terrace.

In case of inclement weather, the show will take place inside Shannon Hall within Memorial Union; UW-Madison students would be given priority seating in Shannon Hall until 6:45 p.m. if the show is moved inside. Seating would then be open to the general public on a first-come-first-served basis.

In addition to the Thursday night show, UW-Madison’s Homecoming celebrations will include a scavenger hunt, trivia night, mural painting, and a parade, among other festivities.