Mac Miller and Icona Pop to perform at Spring Carnival
As promised, at 11:59 p.m. Activities Board announced the artists for this year’s much-anticipated Spring Carnival Concert. Preceded by Passion Pit and Lupe Fiasco in 2012 and 2013, respectively, Icona Pop and Mac Miller will perform at the 100th anniversary Carnival on Friday, April 11 at 8 p.m.
AB revealed the artists through a Facebook event. Those previously subscribed to the AB page were invited to join the “Activities Board presents: SPRING CARNIVAL CONCERT 2014” page at the time of the announcement.
Icona Pop is a DJ duo from Sweden, whose hit song “I Love It” brought them American attention in 2012.
Mac Miller, a rapper and record producer who grew up in Point Breeze and now lives in Los Angeles, is most famous for “Party on Fifth Ave” from his earlier album Blue Slide Park.
Students have mixed reactions about this year's artists.
"I only listened to Mac Miller for like a month, and I only know one song by Icona Pop. I'm not that excited," said Samantha Freedman, a junior communication design major.
Saumya Dalal, a junior computer science major, said that this year's artists are a marked improvement over previous years. "I think it's a good choice," she said. "It's definitely better than last year's concert, or the year before."