On Saturday night, the much anticipated lineup for Movin’ On 2019 was finally released at a Battle of the Bands event in the HUB. Movin’ On is Penn State’s annual musical festival, held on the last day of classes of the spring semester at the IM Fields. This year it will take place on April 26 at 3:30 p.m. and run until 10:30 p.m.
This year’s lineup is one that caters to every Penn State student. Headlining the festival is alternative band Grouplove, featuring rapper A$AP Ferg, electronic music band Snakehips and rapper Bryce Vine.
Grouplove is most well known for their song “Tongue Tied.” Their song “Colours” also topped the charts in 2011. Their tunes are perfect to sing along to on a summer night and will certainly draw huge crowds.
A$AP Ferg’s hit song “Plain Jane” was a staple for many Penn Stater’s playlists this past summer. He is a rapper who hails from Harlem and is a member of A$AP Mob which includes other successful rappers such as A$AP Rocky and A$AP Yams. Having performed all over the country, he is no stranger to the stage, and his performance is expected to be a huge pump up for all of the students in attendance.
Snakehips’ most popular songs are “All My Friends” and “Don’t Leave.” Both common party songs, many students can sing these tunes in their sleep. The members of the duo, Oliver Lee and James Carter, are originally from the United Kingdom. In 2018, Snakehips performed at Coachella and will hopefully bring that same energy to the IM Fields.
Bryce Vine became extremely popular earlier this year with his rap song “Drew Barrymore.” Vine is originally from New York, NY. His soft rap tunes are going to be perfect to listen to on a spring night surrounded by friends.
Aside from an exciting lineup, Movin’ On also has other activities throughout the IM fields, including inflatables, food trucks and an activities tent. There is also a free water station, police and EMS tents and restrooms on site. All of the event information can be found on their website, movinon.org.
This past fall, Movin’ On announced Movin’ In, a festival in the beginning of fall semester. Held at the HUB-Robeson Center, the headlining act was none other than rapper T-Pain. The event was a huge success as well as being an awesome welcome back event for Penn State students. Aside from T-Pain, local band Go Go Gadjet also performed.
Each year, the Movin’ On lineup gets more and more exciting. Last year’s artists were Logic, Daya, Judah & The Lion and Mick Jenkins. Logic’s performance was cancelled due to weather conditions, but he was still able to put on a show at Champs in downtown State College. Other past acts include Fall Out Boy, Big Sean, Wiz Khalifa and MGMT.
2019 will be Movin’ On’s 44th year, and it is definitely the highlight of many students’ spring semester. With such a diverse and exciting lineup, this year will not be one that anyone would want to miss.
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