Prime Social Group Presents
#FEST: 11th Edition
Kendrick Lamar, Steve Aoki, Bad Rabbits, Watch The Duck, DJ EV, Fly Union, Huey Mack, 5 & A Dime, Forest and the Evergreens, Brooklyn Earick, Santino Corleon, DJ LoCo
8003 W Union St
Athens, OH, 45701
Doors 1:00 PM (event ends at 11:00 PM)
This event is 18 and over
Watch & Listen
#FEST is The Premier College Music Festival Experience. Established in 2004 at Ohio University, #FEST has grown to become the biggest and best Collegiate Music Festival in the United States. For the last decade, #FEST has helped launch some of today's brightest music stars to new heights. Based in Athens, OH, the ambiance and culture surrounding #FEST and the community in which the Festival was founded creates a once in a lifetime experience for all in attendance. #FEST is like no other college party in the country. Our mission is based around providing the best music and entertainment possible for lowest price possible. With our one of a kind BYOB format, this is as Woodstock as it gets, or so says the 15,000 plus in attendance every year. Prepare yourself for a day full of fun, sun and memories that will last well beyond your days on campus.
Kendrick Lamar is a rapper from Compton, California. His music is influenced by Tupac Shakur, Jay-Z, Nas and DMX. He released an EP in 2009 titled The Kendrick Lamar EP, an acclaimed mixtape in 2010 titled O(verly) D(edicated) and released his debut album Section 80 earlier this year.
Steve Aoki, the DJ/Producer, among many traits also founded his own label, Dim Mak Records, in 1996. The label has released music by other electro house artists such as Datsik, Infected Mushroom, Dada Life, Zeds Dead, his own collaboration with Tiesto, MSTRKRFT, The Bloody Beetroots, Felix Cartal and Mustard Pimp, as well as by Bloc Party, Battles, The Kills, The Gossip, Klaxons, Scanners, Whitey, and Mystery Jets to name a few. The label has released over 250 records so far.
Aoki's debut mix album, Pillowface and His Airplane Chronicles was released in January 2008. He also had an Essential Mix that aired on BBC Radio 1 on August 2, 2008.
Aoki's latest solo album, "Wonderland" was released January 2012 and features guest vocalists and musicians LMFAO, Kid Cudi, Travis Barker, Will.I.AM aka Zuper Blahq, Wynter Gordon, Rivers Cuomo, Lil Jon, Chiddy Bang, Lovefoxxx of CSS, Big John former guitarist of the punk band The Exploited, and others.
Aoki has also been busy in the studio collaborating with other fellow producer friends and thus far has released singles with The Bloody Beetroots, Armand Van Helden of Duck Sauce, Afrojack, Laidback Luke, Tai, Sidney Samson, Tiesto. In his interviews, Twitter feed or from his YouTube channel, he has shown teasers or has discussed doing future collaborations with Diplo, Knife Party, Datsik, Chris Lake, Rune, Iggy Azalea, Angger Dimas, and Dirtyphonics.
He has remixed many artists and bands, including Jackson 5, Drake, Kanye West, Eminem, Lil Wayne, Mike Posner, Girls Generation, All American Rejects, Refused, The Killers, Bassnectar, Lenny Kravitz, Bloc Party, Snoop Dogg, Robin Thicke, S.P.A., Kid Cudi, Chester French and Peaches.
Through relentless touring he gained huge support from colleges. Performing an average of 250 shows a year, he has recently started touring with production via bus tours like the spring 2012 Deadmeat Tour he headlined over 55 cities in 60 dates across the United States and Canada.
In March 2010 Aoki released "I'm In The House", a collaboration with Zuper Blahq—alter-ego of The Black Eyed Peas singer will.i.am. The song charted at #29 in the UK Singles Chart in its first week of release.
In May 2006, Aoki became a board member for MC5 bassist Michael Davis' Music Is Revolution Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides music education support within public schools.
Bad Rabbits are the American Dream. The collective first generation sons of Indian, Argentinean, Ghanaian and Israeli lineage with a single son of liberty are your tired, hungry and poor invading this nation with a unique hybrid sound that has garnered attention from hip hop heads, hipsters and hardcore loyalists alike. Fuck immigration reform – if the pitiful pilgrims running this country had any taste in music at all, Bad Rabbits would be the gang breaking down borders and barriers from coast to coast and album to album.
Watch The Duck
Longtime friends Eddie Smith III, Jesse Rankins and Jonathan Wells were at a crossroads. It was 2010 and the Alabama natives were accomplished DJs, producers and musicians living in Houston. Yes, they were making a comfortable living making music, but something was lacking.
Embracing WatchTheDuck as both a mantra and a lifestyle, the three unplugged from the music industry scene and adopted a new mindset. They also began creating music that reflected their disparate musical influences: rap, soul, electronic, dance, trap, booty, dubstep. The results – with Jesse focusing on vocals, Eddie bass and Jonathan keyboard – were revolutionary.
Fly.Union is comprised of three artists whose individual personalities and talent blend to create the music causing fans to follow their every move. Meet iYe, JaySwifa and Jerreau the trio that make up Fly.Union and The Greater Than Club.
Add the talent of emcees/producers iYe and JaySwifa (also known as Mnkeywrench) along with Jerreau and you get Fly.Union. Jerreau brings a rhyming skill and wordplay that further separates him and Fly.Union from the rest. A strong, witty delivery allows their lyrics to remain “catchy” to the average listener while creating a thought-provoking response from your most avid hip-hop fans.
Just a 19 year old kid making music. Won't sugar coat this and make it seem like I'm bigger then I am or better then I am. a lot of people love my music, a lot don't. At the end of the day all you can do is give it a listen.
5 & A Dime
5 & A Dime is a DJ, Mash-Up Artist, and Producer from the Philadelphia area. He has been DJing since 2004 and producing mash-up's since 2009 and his influences are a mix of mash-up artists like Girl Talk and DJ Earworm as well as world class DJs such as Deadmau5 and Bassnectar. He tends to mix and mash mainstream music including Billboard 100, hip-hop, pop, dance, house, soft rock, 90's and 80's, one hit wonders, as well as electro and dubstep music to create a sound all his own. The release of his second album "Ear Candy" reflected his steadily growing fan base, with over 10k downloads just in the first 24 hours! With a new single released each month and shows across the country this up-coming semester, be on the lookout for 5 & A Dime at a party near you! You truly have not partied until you've been to a 5 & A Dime show; taking an instant "Fifth of Techno to the Face"!
Santino Corleon is very active in the music scene. In his hip hop
career he has opened for Method Man and Redman, J.Cole, Mac Miller,
Big Sean, Machine Gun Kelly, Gucci Mane just to name a few. Santino
has been involved with some major music festivals in Ohio. Santino has
been appart of one of the biggest collage parties in the nation, The
Number Fest. Starting at 7Fest in 2010, each year after that he was on
stage infront of over ten thousand students! Another festival is held
in the heart of Cincinnati, "SummerSLAM", Santino performed along with
Machine Gun Kelly and the following year with Most Dope DJ Clockwork.
Last year Santino Corleon released "The Hangover" that was hosted by
DJ E-V and was presented by LeakJones.com, TheOneMic.com, and Live
Mixtapes. The Hangover has thirteen tracks with only three features
and all original production. Along with the thirteen audio tracks
Santino released seven music videos.
Since "The Hangover" drop, Santino Corleon has released a couple
videos while working on "Keep The Change", his next project. One video
he dropped titled "Tats" has gotten over ten thousand views. The other
video is a more serious song talking about the beginning of Santino's
rap career that is called "Birth of Corleon part 1".
Corleon is currently prepping for the "Keep The Change" release that
does not have a set date yet. The thirteen track project will be
released to the public in the spring of 2013