O.A.R. to Headline Major Summer Festival as Part of the 2016 Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship Weekend

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – May 1, 2016 – In what was already expected to be the most exciting summer festival on the eastern seaboard, the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship has significantly expanded its music component to include a full concert featuring the platinum selling band O.A.R. immediately following the first day’s competition on Saturday, June 4th.

Access to the exclusive concert is included with the purchase of tickets to the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby championship scheduled for Saturday, June 4th and Sunday, June 5th at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, PA. The live concert will feature a full set from O.A.R. and will take place in the festival grounds adjacent to the stadium located on the Delaware riverfront.

“We’re thrilled to be performing at the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship. Rugby is a high-energy sport and rugby fans around the world are known for having a good time. The combination of rugby fans and O.A.R. fans should make for an unforgettable experience,” said Jerry DePizzo of O.A.R.  

In addition to the live O.A.R. concert, the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship features over 60 matches of men’s and women’s championship competition; sports activities throughout the weekend including the Civilian Military Combine; an exclusive ATAVUS tackling clinic hosted by current and former rugby and football professionals; and a music festival to close out Sunday’s competition.

“Every year the tournament and festival increases in size and scope,” said Donal Walsh, Event Manager. “This year’s combination of world-class rugby along with a major music festival headlined by O.A.R. delivers sports and music fans the best value in live entertainment."

The event’s designation as an official Olympic Day will kick off the summer of rugby as the sport returns to the Olympic Games this August in Rio de Janeiro.

Tickets are now on sale now at

About United World Sports

United World Sports (UWS) is the largest commercial rugby entity in the United States, and the owner and operator of a growing portfolio of dynamic sports, media and apparel brands including, the USA Sevens Rugby international tournament, the largest professional rugby event in North America; the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship, the premier college 7s rugby championship; and the Penn Mutual Varsity Cup Championship, the 15s national rugby championship. Through its apparel division, UWS owns the exclusive North and South American license for Rhino Rugby, one of the world's leading rugby apparel and equipment brands. UWS also owns and operates, the largest and most widely read media destination dedicated to American rugby. For more information about UWS and its properties, visit:

About O.A.R.

O.A.R. first began to develop their unique sound while in high school in Rockville, Maryland.  With three albums under their belt before they finished college, the band began pursuing their musical dreams full time in the summer of 2001. By the end of 2008, the band had released six studio albums and three live double disc CDs. To date O.A.R. has sold close to 2 million albums and more than 2 million concert tickets, including two sold-out shows at New York City's Madison Square Garden and Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado. In 2011, the band released the album, King, which debuted at No. 12 on the Billboard 200 chart, No. 3 on the Billboard Digital Album Chart, and was No. 3 at iTunes. King was the follow-up to the band’s 2008 release, All Sides, which contains the platinum hit single “Shattered.” The band’s current album, The Rockville LP, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Independent Albums chart and #6 on the Top Current Rock Albums chart.  Upon its release, The Rockville LP hit the top spot on the iTunes Rock Albums chart and #3 on iTunes Overall Albums chart.  The album features the songs “Favorite Song”, “Two Hands Up” and smash hit, “Peace”.  O.A.R. has performed on such national TV shows as The Today Show, Live with Kelly and Michael, CONAN, and 2015 Special Olympics Opening Ceremony.  In 2014, they performed in New York City’s Times Square New Year’s Eve Celebration to an audience of over 1.5 million, in addition to a live webcast reaching many more millions. O.A.R. celebrate their twentieth anniversary in 2016, commemorating the event with a forthcoming album and tour.  

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