About the Festival


To curate an annual music and arts festival that is the highlight of the UC San Diego undergraduate student experience. We strive to build a sense of community through gathering our campus together to engage in our shared tradition.


To create a positive impact and shape our campus culture by employing industry best practices, promoting wellbeing, and empowering student agency of the festival.


The Sun God Festival is a student-curated, daylong music and arts festival at UC San Diego. Named as one of Live Nation’s “Top 5 College Concerts That Should Be Actual Festivals”, the Sun God Festival is continuously reimagined to deliver students with thrilling moments and life-long memories from live performances by national touring artists, diverse food vendors, vibrant art and décor, and interactive brand activations.

2019 marks the 37th annual Sun God Festival. The tradition began in 1983 when AS President Henry Chu, came up with the idea for a big bash after visiting UCLA’s spring festival. Although the first effort was unseasonably washed out and was canceled due to rain, Sun God shined in its 1984 re-debut and the festival has since become a beloved UCSD tradition. It has changed locations a number of times, from the original Student Center hump to the Sun God Lawn, to the Price Center plaza, to Warren Mall. Now it spreads its wings at RIMAC Field.

Schoolboy Q performing at Sun God Festival 2017