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Logic, Charli XCX, A R I Z O N A to headline Springfest concert

Logic, the Maryland-born rapper best known for his anti-suicide anthem “1-800-273-8255,” will headline 2018's Springfest concert. Photo courtesy of the Council for University Programs.

Hip hop? Check. Pop? Check. Rock? Check.

Northeastern will have its musical bases covered at this year’s Springfest concert, which will be held in Matthews Arena on April 7.

Logic, the Maryland-born rapper best known for his anti-suicide anthem “1-800-273-8255,” will headline the show. Other performers will include Charli XCX, the English singer-songwriter of “Boom Clap” fame, and A R I Z O N A, the New Jersey-based indie rock band that was discovered on Reddit.

The lineup, announced on Friday at Northeastern’s Relay for Life event, was based in part on a student poll conducted in the fall. Tickets for the concert will go on sale on myNortheastern on Tuesday, March 27 at 6:30 p.m.

“I think we were able to book a special show in the sense that each artist performing is unique in terms of their message and delivery,” said Jordan Lawrence, DMSB’18, Springfest concert chair. “While someone might come as a fan of one artist, I hope they leave as a fan of all three.”

The concert will cap off a week of festivities sponsored by the Council for University Programs. Events include a screening of the Oscar-nominated film Lady Bird on Sunday, April 1 at Afterhours; a talk with Fifth Harmony vocalist Ally Brooke on Monday, April 2 in Blackman Auditorium; a comedy show with Alice Wetterlund, Jon Rudnitsky, and Jake Nordwind on Wednesday, April 4 in the Curry Student Center Ballroom; and the Springfest Carnival on Thursday, April 5 on Centennial Common.

“This is a definitely a unique opportunity for students to attend fun events right here on campus and see performers that they may not have been able to otherwise,” said Sara Scott, DMSB’19, co-president of the Council for University Programs. “Our E-board has been working for months to make these events happen, so I can’t wait to see their hard work pay off.”

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