John Stewart, Ratatat to come to UVM

UVM will play host to a pair of nationally acclaimed acts this semester, with both Comedy Central comedian Jon Stewart and New York-based band Ratatat scheduled to come to campus this spring. Stewart, a political satirist who is the host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, will be speaking on March 28 at an event organized by the University Program Board (UPB). A representative for UPB was unavailable for comment. The tickets for Stewart’s appearance, which will take place at UVM’s Patrick Gymnasium, are currently on sale to students at the gym’s ticket office. With a UVM student ID, tickets are $25. Tickets go on sale to the general public on March 9 and will cost $40. Later in this semester, Ratatat, a New York-based duo that plays instrumental electronica, will be headlining UVM’s annual Springfest concert.According to Brady Lee, the president of SA Concerts, the student-run group that organizes Springfest, Ratatat will be one of as many as four groups appearing at the concert. Springfest will be held on Saturday, April 18, but many of the details are still being worked out, Lee said. He said that tickets would most likely cost $5 for students and $20 for the general public.