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Mayfest to Feature A$AP Ferg, araabMUZIK and Joywave; Tickets Now on Sale
Rapper A$AP Ferg will headline University Union’s annual Mayfest on April 25 in Walnut Park. DJ araabMUZIK will perform as direct support and indie pop band Joywave will open. Mayfest will start at 1 p.m. and lead into Block Party featuring Zedd and 2 Chainz.
Entry is free for Syracuse University and SUNY ESF undergraduates. Graduate students and guest tickets will be available for $22 and can be purchased at the Schine Student Center Box Office. Limited tickets are available.
Darold Ferguson, known by his stage name A$AP Ferg, entered the rap scene under the mentorship of his high school friend and fellow A$AP mob member, A$AP Rocky. The rapper’s debut single “Work” launched on A$AP Mob’s collective mixtape “Lords Never Worry.” The single secured a spot on Complex Magazine’s “50 Best Songs of 2012″ and its music video quickly garnered more than 2 million views on YouTube. The following year the artist released his first full-length, “Trap Lord,” featuring hits “Shabba” and remix to his debut single, “Work.” A$AP Ferg also won “Rookie of the Year” at the 2013 BET Hip Hop Awards.
araabMUZIK, born Abraham Orellana, is known for his unique hip hop and trance style of production. In 2011, araabMUZIK released his debut studio album “Electronic Dream,” which he followed with a batch of releases, including “Instrumental University” and “For Professional Use Only.” In 2013, the DJ released “The Remixes, Vol. 1” that includes remixes of hits by Skrillex, Steve Aoki and Benny Benassi.
Founded in Rochester, N.Y., Joywave began making waves with its single “Tongues,” featuring Kopps. The pop band independently released its first full-length, “88888,” in 2013.
There will be free food and beverages, along with beer for those 21 years and older, with proof of I.D. RedBull MXT will host DJ Thomas Jack, along with student DJs, to perform in between main stage sets. RedBull will be giving out free samples during the event.
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