About The Festival

Mission

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.

Vision

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

About

The Sun God Festival is a student-curated, daytime 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 d├ęcor, and interactive brand activations.

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 UC San Diego 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.

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