Returning after a smash success last year, the Center of the Universe Festival will rock Tulsa’s Brady Arts District Friday July 25 and Saturday July 26th with AWOLNATION and Young the Giant to headline the main stage.
Friday night at Center of the Universe AWOLNATION will headline the main stage, with twenty one pilots opening followed by Fitz & the Tantrums. Saturday night opens with Cold War Kids, followed by Capital Cities, then headliner Young the Giant. The 2014 festival will add one outdoor stage for a total of three, including the main stage, Guthrie Green stage and the new Oklahoma stage, which will feature a variety of artists with an emphasis on bands from Oklahoma. The number of live bands playing the festival will increase to more than 100, compared to 71 in 2013.
Beyond live music, Center of the Universe features a street market with a variety of vendors. Festival attendees can view and purchase pieces from local artists and sample cuisine from Tulsa’s best food trucks.
About the Main Stage Bands
AWOLNATION, Friday Main Stage Headliner
California alt-rockers AWOLNATION have ruled the airwaves worldwide with their hit single “Sail,” selling more than 5 million singles. The band’s debut album, Megalithic Symphony, topped the charts with hits including “Not Your Fault,” and “Kill Your Heroes.”
Fitz and the Tantrums, Friday Main Stage
Brimming with imagination, energy, and genre-smashing scope, Fitz & The Tantrums are a chart-topping, show-stopping modern pop combo. Their major label debut, More Than Just A Dream, produced songs like the impossibly catchy “Out of My League” and “The Walker.”
twenty one pilots, Friday Main Stage Opener
The duo twenty one pilots has earned widespread applause for their energetic live sets and distinctive fusion of piano-driven schizoid pop and lyrical uplift. The band’s most recent album, Vessel, includes popular songs “Holding On To You” and “House of Gold.”
Young the Giant, Saturday Main Stage Headliner
From their albums, Mind Over Matter, and self-titled 2010 debut, Young the Giant earned acclaim for popular songs “It’s About Time,” “My Body” and “Cough Syrup.” Known for exhilarating live shows, the band is one of the most exciting new acts to come from Southern California in recent memory.
Capital Cities, Saturday Main Stage
Los Angeles duo of composers Ryan Merchant and Sebu Simonian formed the indie electro band in 2010. The band’s debut album, In a Tidal Wave of Mystery, includes popular hits “Safe and Sound,” “Kangaroo Court” and “Patience Gets Us Nowhere Fast.”
Cold War Kids, Saturday Main Stage Opener
Most known for hits “Hang Me Out to Dry” and “Miracle Mile,” this indie-rock band of 5 members crosses the genres with rock, soul and punk.