New UA music festival to be called ‘Springtime of Youth’

The new music festival planned for this spring at the University of Arkansas got itself a name this week.

The festival, announced last month and set for April 17-18 in the Baum Stadium parking lot, will be called Springtime of Youth.

The name comes from a line in the University of Arkansas Alma Mater.

From the Alma Mater:

We, with our faces turned high to the Eastward,
Proud of our place in the vanguard of Truth,
Will sing unto thee a new song of thanksgiving-
Honor to God and the Springtime of Youth.

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 lineup for the festival is set to be released in March.

Past University Headliners concerts have featured The Head and the Heart, Big Boi, The Flaming Lips, Kid Cudi, The Foo Fighters, Snoop Dog, among other national acts.

Tickets to UA-sponsored shows are typically made available to students first, and then the remaining tickets are offered to the public.

A Tweet posted by the UA Headliners account confirms that the festival will be free to UA students.