UNIVERSITY VILLAGE — Young the Giant and Neon Trees will headline this year's Old St. Pat's block party, festival organizers announced Thursday.
The bands are expected to bring out more than 15,000 people to the UIC festival lot June 27.
Tickets, which are $40 in advance or $45 at the gate, go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday, May 18. Three free drink tickets are included in the ticket price.
VIP tickets are also on sale for $85.
In April, organizers announced that the "world's largest block party," previously staged in front of Old St. Pat's church, will now be staged at the UIC Festival lot on Morgan Street between Taylor Street and Roosevelt Road.
Shuttles will be available to take crowds to the entrance gate from Old St. Pat's, located at Adams and Desplaines streets in the West Loop.
Block party organizers decided to move the festival after one of the parking lots the church traditionally used to host the event was sold, according to Lisa Ripson, a block party spokeswoman. That land now will be redeveloped.
Proceeds from the Old St. Pat's World's Largest Block Party support Old St. Patrick's Church and the Center for Social Concerns on the Old St. Pat’s campus. The center houses a number of outreach programs, including Horizons for Youth; Career Transitions Center of Chicago and the Global Alliance for Africa.
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