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Here’s your 2019 Springfest lineup

2 Chainz performs at Sir Lucian Grainge's 2019 Artist Showcase Presented by Citi on February 9, 2019 in Los Angeles. Photo by Jordan Strauss/AP

The Springfest 2019 lineup features three well-known names for fans of hip-hop, pop, and indie music.

Amanda Lee Duffy of MisterWives performs at The Coral Sky Amphitheatre on June 29, 2018 in West Palm Beach Florida. Photo by MediaPunch/AP

The Georgia-born rapper, 2 Chainz, known for his hit single “No Lie,” will headline the concert.

Also coming to Northeastern is pop-music sensation King Princess, who gained notoriety in 2018 after her debut single “1950” was quoted on Twitter by One Direction star Harry Styles. 

Rounding out the lineup is the upbeat indie-pop band Misterwives.

Tickets will be $15 for undergraduate students, and $30 for graduate, College of Professional Studies, and law students. All students can purchase one guest ticket for an additional $30.

Springfest will take place in Matthews Arena on Saturday, April 6, at 5 p.m.

The Council for University Programs has made a habit of bringing successful rappers to Matthews Arena, where talents such as Snoop Dogg, Chance the Rapper, and Logic have headlined shows in the last few years.

King Princess arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, in New York. Photo by Evan Agostini/AP

One of the most successful artists in hip-hop, 2 Chainz has had two albums rated platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. The 41-year-old rapper recently released his fifth studio album, “Rap or Go to the League,” featuring collaborations with a multitude of artists including Kendrick Lamar, Ariana Grande, and Travis Scott. 2 Chainz enlisted LeBron James as an executive producer to help him finish the album.

Mikaela Straus, better known by her stage name, King Princess, is already making waves in the world of pop music, though she has yet to release a full-length album. At 20 years old, she’s already been making music for more than a decade, and at age 11, she refused a recording contract with Virgin Records. The musician, who uses feminine pronouns but identifies as nonbinary, has become an LGBTQ icon through her unabashed lyrics and music.

Misterwives formed in 2012, and has been described by MTV Buzzworthy as the “next golden children of pop.” The band predominantly makes feel-good and upbeat songs, described as indie pop or alternative dance music. They have been featured on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, and opened for acts such as Panic! At the Disco, Foster the People, and Twenty One Pilots.

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