The Nation’s Largest Collegiate Music Festival Returns for The 16th Edition!
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#FEST to draw thousands from across the nation to Athens, Ohio.
ATHENS, OHIO — Prime Social Group announces the lineup for the 16th edition of the Nation’s Largest College Music Festival, #FEST (pronounced The Number Fest). The two-day festival is set to take place April 20-21 in Athens, OH right outside the college-town of Ohio University.
#FEST features a multifaceted lineup mixing some of the biggest names in hip-hop and EDM, with Marshmello, Lil Uzi Vert, RL Grime and Rezz headlining the bill. The lineup also features Ohio’s own Trippie Redd, Two Friends, GTA, GASHI, YBN Nahmir, Maxo Kream, Justin Caruso, Parker, Buddy, Xie and more.
“#Fest [The Number Fest] turning 16 is a major brand milestone. It speaks to the longevity and significance of the cultural impact #Fest has had on the university experience in the Midwest. Staying on trend with previous year’s lineups, we have pushed the envelope to include one of, if not the biggest EDM headliner’s in the U.S. as well as several Grammy Nominated acts to make 16Fest’s bill our most stacked lineup to date,” founder Dominic Petrozzi said.
#FEST’s 2018 lineup showcases an eclectic, well-thought-out roster of chart-topping artists. Billboard Chart Topper Marshmello heads Saturday’s roster, breaking the recent charts with Popstars Selena Gomez, Migos, and Khalid. White helmet and all, Marshmello is arguably the new face of dance music.
Grammy-nominated “Best New Artist of 2017”, Lil Uzi Vert, who has taken over hip-hop charts with tracks “XO TOUR Llif3” and “The Way Life Goes”, will carry the rap portion of Saturday’s lineup along with up and coming Trippie Redd who has gained popularity after the release of “Dark Knight Dummo” ft. Travis Scott.
Headlining Friday of this year’s festival is RL GRIME, known to be the mastermind behind trap music. With over a million Spotify listeners, he has managed to stay a key player in the electronic music scene for years by integrating the vocals of powerhouses like Miguel and Big Sean. Helping top off the EDM bill for Saturday is Rezz, who has become a well-known name in dubstep after producing her first studio album “Mass Manipulation” on the Mau5trap label.
“We are always trying to showcase a cutting-edge lineup and bring artists and fans from all different spectrums of music– this year we are definitely delivering on that mission,” Prime Social Group Managing Partner Adam Lynn said.
Tickets on sale now at TheNumberFest.com. Tickets start at $40. Single-day tickets and camping options are also available on the website. This event is 18+ and outdoors rain or shine. Click here for last year’s video recap.
About #FEST: Established in 2004, #FEST was born of a vision for a college experience that broke the boundaries of a typical college party, introducing live entertainment and full-scale production. Based in Athens, OH, the character and culture surrounding #FEST and the community in which it was founded sets it apart from any other music festival that caters to the collegiate market. Now 14 years in the running, Prime Social Group and founder Dominic Petrozzi bring back #FEST: 16th Edition as the Nation’s Largest College Music Festival. The festival now caters to over 20,000 attendees and features some of the biggest names in music.
About Prime Social Group: Prime Social Group (PSG), is a company of its time period, serving the millennial and generation Z markets since its founding in 2010. PSG, a full-scale production, and promotion company, has made a huge splash in the music and entertainment industry with its 11 different full-scale festival brands: #FEST, Breakaway, Haunted Fest, Abroadfest and 90’s Fest to name a few. Headed by Adam Lynn and Zach Ruben, the PSG team has produced more than 800 events around the world from Ohio, to Barcelona, to Puerto Vallarta. PSG prides itself in being tastemakers to the college market and securing new talent before they break into the mainstream. Some notable festival headliners include Chance the Rapper, Kendrick Lamar, Twenty One Pilots, and Tiesto to name a few.