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Diplo will headline the University of Arkansas’ 2016 Springtime of Youth Festival, set for April 30 at the Washington County Fairgrounds.
Officials with the UA Headliners Concert Committee made the announcement earlier this month. No other artists have been announced, but the committee plans to release new information on its @UA_Headliners Twitter account.
Diplo won two Grammy Awards this year for his work in Jack U, a collaboration with producer Skrillex. The duo took home awards for “Best Dance Album” for “Skrillex and Diplo present Jack U” and “Best Dance Track” for “Where Are U Now?” with Justin Bieber.
Earlier this month, the American DJ and producer played a free concert in Cuba with his Caribbean-influenced electronic group, Major Lazer. It was the first performance in Cuba by a major U.S. act during the new era of diplomatic relations.
The Springtime of Youth Fest, named after a lyric in the UA alma mater, is free for UA-Fayetteville students, but tickets are required (see info below). Last year’s inaugural lineup featured Wiz Khalifa, Mutemath, MisterWives, Viceroy, Wet, Moon Taxi, and Priory.
Students can reserve tickets beginning at 11 a.m. April 2 through 11:59 p.m. April 4 at http://osa.uark.edu. Reserved tickets can be picked up from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 6-7, outside the Office of Student Activities, Arkansas Union A665 (above the computer lab in the Union – look for signs by the stairwell and elevator). A student ID must be presented to pick up the ticket. Students can bring a second ID to pick up a ticket for another student who also reserved a ticket through the online process. Students who are unable to pick up their reserved tickets during the distribution times should email [email protected] by 5 p.m. Thursday, April 7, to have their ticket held in the Office of Student Activities.
If there are any tickets not picked up by 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 7 a second round of student ticket reservations will be announced.
Tickets for the general public will be available for purchase for $30 through the Walton Arts Center by calling 479-443-5600.