UA planning two-day music festival April 17-18

A new two-day music festival is coming to Fayetteville this spring, thanks to the University of Arkansas’ Headliners Concert Committee.

The yet-to-be-named festival is scheduled for April 17-18 in the Baum Stadium parking lot, the UA Traveler reports.

The festival would feature 6-8 headlining acts scheduled over the two days, and would take the place of the once-per-semester concerts typically held at Barnhill Arena. Organizers said they’d like to make the festival an annual tradition.

The Headliner Concerts Committee last month launched a survey seeking input on acts that students wanted to see perform, and ideas for a name for the event. Most of the students voted that they’d prefer to see acts in the rock and hip-hop genres.

Past concerts have featured The Head and the Heart, Big Boi, The Flaming Lips, Kid Cudi, The Foo Fighters, Snoop Dog, among other national acts. Since the concerts are paid for through student activity fees, tickets to UA-sponsored shows are typically made available to students first, and then the remaining tickets are offered to the public.

Organizers say they will announce the name for the event on Feb. 9, and the lineup will be released next month.

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