UCI's Student Services want to host a huge, paid admission concert at the UC Irvine Bren Events Center with the artists Avicii, Steve Aoki, and Dev, but they're requesting the use of the association's emergency funds to foot the bill. Some students are complaining about spending $170,000 for the event, which includes a booking fee for Swedish DJ Avicii.
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Avicii's appearance, a 22-year-old Swedish DJ who became famous off his 2010 single "Seek Bromance," has polarized students, some of whom say the price tag is too hefty without a 100 percent guarantee that the student's association will profit. Students who are Avicii fans, on the other hand, claim that UC Irvine is "in dire need of something like this," and have put up a "Bring Avicii to UC Irvine Page
." If it happens, tickets for the concert will cost $30 to $40.