Why the Change?

This is the 28th year for World Pulse Festival and we are more excited than ever to host this family-friendly event at one of the nations top family-friendly venues! For the past 27 years, the festival was outside on our own property at the LeSEA Broadcasting Grounds. In 27 years, we went through many changes and adjustments to be able to provide an environment that was both fun and safe for all involved. We had the privilege of hosting thousands of people on the grounds every year without incident or any major events. Unfortunately, that is not true for all of Indiana and state regulations have been changing making it more and more difficult for us to build what the state considered an approved venue. It was decided that 2013 would be the last year we would have the festival on our own property, and so we started looking for a replacement location. Luckily, we found the perfect location at the beautiful Compton Family Ice Arena.

The Compton Family Ice Arena opened in October 2011, adjacent to the Joyce Center and west of the Irish track and field facility. The state-of-the-art arena houses two ice rinks and was designed to support the Notre Dame hockey programs and those in the local community. The facility was made possible by a generous lead gift from Kevin and Gayla Compton, who also own the San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League (NHL). With its eye-catching, barrel-vaulted roof and bow trusses, the main arena has two levels with a capacity of 5,000 – both seated and standing room combined–with the majority of the seats a comfortable, chair-back style.

World Pulse Festival has always been an event that has adapted and changed when necessary. We are looking forward to this new change and phase of World Pulse Festival. We are excited about hosting the festival for another 28 years and about being able to provide a family friendly event to the city of South Bend and Pulse FM listeners.

What benefit does this change bring to you the attendee?

  1. Two days! With less set-up necessary, we were able to extend the festival into a two day event- meaning more of your favorite Christian artists with still a free ticket!
  2. Less to bring! Get tired of hauling so much stuff to events? Well, at the Compton everything is provided for you…air condition, comfortable chair, concessions…all you need to bring this year is your ticket.
  3. No more port-a-johns! While outside events can be nice….the bathroom situation is not always nice. At the Compton you will of course find regular restroom facilities with warm running water.
  4. Don’t have to worry about the weather. Rain, Thunderstorms, Hail, Intense Heat- all of them don’t matter at the Compton. The show and 100% of the artists will perform since what’s happening outside doesn’t affect what goes on inside. You get to plan to just enjoy yourself without the worry of the fickle South Bend summer weather ruining your day.


Posted March 10, 2014 in: More Festival Info by wpengine

  1. Hi Chris,
    Tickets are available through Pulse FM ticket remotes. If you look under the remote post, I have a full listing of remotes that are scheduled so far. If you are unable to make it to a remote, you can also win some tickets through our social media contests that we will be doing. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to learn when and how to win some tickets.

    agrabowski, March 31, 2014 at 3:03 pm
  2. Do you have to go to both days, or can you just go to the 2nd day?

    Naomi, April 7, 2014 at 5:22 am
    • You can go to both days or just one day. Each day has its own ticket.

      agrabowski, April 21, 2014 at 1:49 pm
  3. Is this the complete list of artists, or will you be adding more? Only ask because my daughter is begging to see Tobymac! :-)

    Li becker, April 7, 2014 at 4:38 pm
    • This is the complete list of artists for this year.

      agrabowski, April 14, 2014 at 3:49 pm
  4. How can we get tickets for our youth group without driving 100 miles for a chance to win a couple of tiCkEts?

    Max young, April 12, 2014 at 2:28 am
    • If the remotes are too far to drive too, then the only other way to get tickets is by participating in our social media contests. We had two contests last week and will have many more to come throughout the summer. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to learn when and how to participate.

      agrabowski, April 14, 2014 at 3:44 pm
  5. I want to go with my family from indianapolis, how can i get the tickets, the remotes are too far. is there any other option? can we buy tickets on line?

    Jorge priego, April 17, 2014 at 1:20 pm
    • If you live too far away to go to a remote, then the best way to get tickets is to participate in our social media contests. Follow us Twitter or like us on Facebook to learn when and how to win tickets. We have had three contests so far and plan to have many, many more throughout the summer!

      agrabowski, April 21, 2014 at 1:57 pm
  6. HI. Just wondering how many tickets can you get? And cAn you bring like a gRoup with you to boTh days?

    Jacob Hutchins, April 17, 2014 at 11:40 pm
    • You can bring a group to both days, but you will need the groups help to get tickets. The best thing would be to get together as many people as you can and go to a remote together. Each of you could then win two tickets for your day of choice and you could get enough for the group. So far, we have not had a remote where somebody who stayed did not win tickets. In fact, as of yet, we have not given away all of the tickets assigned for each remote.

      agrabowski, April 21, 2014 at 2:00 pm
  7. why do you have to win the tickets this year? I mean every other year you didn’t have to win them. We take over 50 people. So we have to load them all up in their wheelchairs and bring them just to win tickets? Sound like we will be going to another fest this summer. Just don’t seem right.

    brian, April 22, 2014 at 8:41 am
    • Well, this year we have a limited amount of seating and a greater demand on the tickets. So, this is the best way for us to make it fair to everyone. If getting out to a remote is not possible for you, there is always the social media contests. We are giving away 10 tickets right now, so follow us on Facebook or like us Twitter to participate!

      agrabowski, April 23, 2014 at 2:24 pm
  8. What if we dont want to enter the contest but still want to go, this whole win a ticket thing is horrible, it should be for all people not just people who win,

    Allison, April 23, 2014 at 3:21 pm
    • Unfortunately, we don’t have enough seating in the Compton to give tickets to everyone who wants them. Thus, you have to win them in order to keep it fair to everyone who would like to come. I can tell you that at the remotes though, no one has left without winning tickets. Everyone, who has made the effort to come to a remote and stayed has been able to get tickets. And we have lots of remotes…I just added six more to the list this afternoon!

      agrabowski, April 23, 2014 at 7:14 pm
  9. How does the seating work? Is it first come first choice seating? If that is so then a person needs to stand in line for hours and then you still would not be sure of a good seat if people run faster then you, etc.

    Darlene Plank, May 29, 2014 at 3:29 pm
    • The seating is general admission, first come, first serve. The nice thing about the Compton is that there really is not any bad seats. All the seating has a good view of the stage and of the video screen. However, if you want to sit in the very front row, then you might want to come early and stand in line. I don’t anticipate, too much charging in as everyone will have to go through ND security and have their ticket taken.

      agrabowski, May 30, 2014 at 6:00 pm
  10. I was wondering how you are doing your handicap seating? My son is in a power wheel chair and on a vent. I would love for him to be able to see the groups as they perform. If we have to sit in the back it would be extremely hard for him to see once everyone starts to really enjoy the concert by standing up. Thank you for your time

    Pam benson, June 9, 2014 at 10:50 pm
    • The Compton, being a brand new facility, is fully handicap accessible with handicap seating that will give your son a great view no matter the crowd is doing. Let us know of any other questions.

      agrabowski, June 10, 2014 at 5:10 pm
  11. Are we allowed to bring posters to the event? If so, what is the maximum size of poster that we can bring?

    CJ Garber, June 9, 2014 at 11:37 pm
    • We would ask that you not bring posters as it would be almost impossible for you to hold one up and have it not block someone’s view of the stage.

      agrabowski, June 10, 2014 at 5:12 pm
  12. I missed the remote in laporte! I live in michigan city. Will there be another remote added to the list in my area?

    Matt, June 15, 2014 at 12:54 pm
    • Looks like the closest remotes now are going to be in Niles, or Granger. The Niles one is on June 27th from 4-6 pm at Hackers. And then we have about three of four remotes in the Granger area. We might add one or two more remotes, but with it being four weeks out, I don’t expect too add too many more. We are running out of tickets, so the remotes are the only way to get tickets as we have designated, a 100 for each remote.

      agrabowski, June 18, 2014 at 2:16 pm