Foster The People came together in late 2009 when Mark Foster met band mates Cubbie Fink and Mark Ponitus through mutual friends in the Los Angeles music scene. Foster hailing from Cleveland, OH had been writing and recording music since his youth but it wasn’t until the three members came together that Foster’s music for the bands recent debut release, Torches, was ready for friends to hear.
In early 2010, Foster The People posted their first song Pumped Up Kicks on the internet. Days later it was used to score a friend’s fashion video, days after that it showed up on Hype Machine and a year later it had seemed to make its way into the ears of millions of listeners around the world. Foster The People released their first EP this January to give fans a taste of what they’ll hear on Torches, which is out now!
In celebration of their recent release, Foster the People takes the stage on the Friday of ACL Festival, and you could win tickets to the sold out festival, get the best seat in the house for their set — stage side, and on top of all that, you will meet the band during the Festival! All you have to do is add Foster The People to your ACL Custom Schedule before Sunday, July 31st at 11:59PM (CT) and you’ll be entered to win. If you’ve already them to your Custom Schedule, no worries, everyone will be entered despite the time they added the band to their schedule. Get the video below.
2011 ACL FESTIVAL FOSTER THE PEOPLE SIDE STAGE CONTEST
This contest begins on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 and ends Sunday, July 31, 2011 at 11:59pm CDT. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited by law. Only U.S. citizens and legal residents are eligible to enter. All prize winners will be chosen at the conclusion of the Sweepstakes time period based on the subjective creative evaluation of the Sponsor. Sponsor may use discretion to disqualify and/or remove participants if it is believed the participants acting fraudulently. C3 Presents (the “Sponsor”) is sponsoring a sweepstakes in conjunction with the 2011 Austin City Limits Music Festival. The sweepstakes rules are as follows:
This sweepstakes begins on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 and ends Sunday, July 31, 2011 at 11:59pm CDT. Winners will be notified no later than Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at 11:59 CDT via e-mail or direct message.
GRAND PRIZE: One winner will receive 1) A pair of General Admission 3-Day Passes, 2) A meet & greet with the band either just before, or immediately following their ACL performance, 3) Side-stage access during Foster The People’s ACL Festival 2011 performance happening Friday, September 16 at 5:30PM on the Zilker Stage. Total prize valued at $430 in addition to the value of seeing the band from the side of the stage and the meet & greet. Winners must be prepared to meet our ACL staff at a predetermined area 30 minutes before their performance. No cash option of prizes is available. No expenses incurred directly by the winner will be reimbursed by Sponsor. WINNERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR REPORTING AND PAYING ANY AND ALL INCOME, SALES OR EXCISE TAXES THAT MAY APPLY TO ACCEPTING PRIZES; SPONSOR IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR AND WILL NOT PAY ANY SUCH TAXES.
To enter, the contestant must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident alien of the United States. Questions about eligibility will be determined by documentary evidence (either a valid driver’s license, state i.d. card, or U.S. passport). No more than one entry per household will be eligible. No employee or immediate family member of Sponsor is eligible to enter the contest.
HOW TO ENTER
Visit http://lineup.aclfestival.com/band/foster-the-people and successfully add the artist to your 2011 Custom Schedule. If you do not currently have a Custom Schedule, clicking “Add Band” will step you through the sign-up process. Winners will be chosen at random from the list of individuals who added Foster The People to their Custom Schedule.
ODDS OF WINNING
Odds of being selected as a prize winner depend on the total number of entries received. All prizes will be chosen at the conclusion of the sweepstakes period by random selection from ACL staff. The prizes will be awarded, regardless of the number of entries received.
Winners will be notified no later than Tuesday, August 2nd via e-mail or direct message.
Contestant acknowledges that Sponsor is not liable for any entries that are either misdirected or incomplete, is not liable for any losses due to electronic or computer malfunction, and is not responsible for any injuries or losses (1) occurring during or caused by participation in the sweepstakes, or (2) caused by any prize awarded. Participation in the sweepstakes constitutes winner’s consent to Sponsor’s and its agents’ use of winner’s name, creative word, likeness, photograph, voice, opinions and/or hometown and state for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, without further payment or consideration. Prize winner will be responsible for any taxes assessed on their winnings by any governmental agency, state, local or federal. Sponsor will notify the Internal Revenue Service of all winnings to the extent required by law.
The mailing address of the sponsor is:
300 West 6th Street
Austin, Texas 78701
Attention: ACL Festival Promotion
Any sweepstakes entrant may submit a written request to see the name and hometown of the Prize winners. SWEEPSTAKES VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.