The line for a free Steve Aoki, Dragonette and Young Empires concert started on the third floor of the student centre Wednesday morning. It stretched down the hall, down the stairs, across the entire second floor and into the stairwell leading to the first. Ticket distribution began at noon, with the pickup location of MUSC 319 announced only 45 minutes in advance. McMaster found out on Oct. 4 that it had won the show in the TD Pump It Up Contest, beating out Queen's University in the heavyweight division. There are about 3000 tickets available for the Nov. 22 event, which will be held in the Wentworth Room of the Hamilton Convention Centre.

McMaster is facing off for the second time with Queen’s University for a free concert with Steve Aoki, Dragonette and Young Empires.

The annual TD Pump It Up contest has once again drawn an enthusiastic response from students on Facebook and Twitter. The contest offers three concerts to participating colleges and universities across Canada – one to each of its featherweight, lightweight and heavyweight divisions.

Last year, Queen’s won in the heavyweight division by outvoting McMaster. Both universities boast a tight-knit student community with a strong social media presence.

To vote, students must register on the contest website using their Facebook login or email address.

Currently, the contest site shows it is a tight race between the two universities.

To get to the finals this year, McMaster beat the University of Ottawa and Mohawk College, while Queen’s edged out Langara College in  B.C. and Ryerson University.

The contest will close in less than 24 hours, on Monday Oct. 1 at 10 a.m. Those who vote will receive an email with the results when they are available.


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