Like this, but bright and outdoors

Like this, but bright and outdoors

After weeks of speculation and some recent drama, Lupe Fiasco will be performing at Bacchanal, as Spectrum released before the 12 am embargo on the information and as the Bacchanal statement reads below.

Get ready to pregame early (but not as early as last year), as Bacchanal is slated to start at 1 pm. Expect Flaxo and the Chainsmokers to open, as we reported earlier.

The theme this year is #throwbacchanal—a pun which we give a hearty B minus. This announcement comes after the annual Battle of the Bands ceremony was abruptly cancelled due to issues with holding the event in the Beta house. Instead, students are able to vote in Lerner for the band they want to open. Links to the contending groups’ music are included on the Facebook event page as well as in a Bwog article from earlier this week.

As with every year, please rejoice/bitch in the comments.

Dear Columbia Student Body,

The Bacchanal executive board, along with Airbnb, is pleased to announce the performers for this year’s Spring Concert, #THROWBACCHANAL. Get excited for a lineup that includes Grammy-award winning rapper Lupe Fiasco, #SELFIE kings The Chainsmokers, and Campus DJ’s first-ever “Top College DJ” Flaxo, as well as an as-yet-to-be-determined student opener.

In addition to the performers, #THROWBACCHANAL will also feature food trucks and water fountains. The concert will take place on Low Steps on Saturday, April 12, 2014 and doors are tentatively scheduled to open at 1:00 PM. As usual, attendance to the Spring Concert is limited to Columbia affiliates only and there will be security measures announced closer to the date.


The Bacchanal Executive Board

Co-President: Joe Girton

Co-President: Anaïs Ross

Concert Chair: Chloe Cassens

Concert Chair: Benjamin Kornick

Publicity Chair: Michael Cuby

Secretary: Meredith Venerus

Treasurer: Gil Feig

Fundraising Chair: Charles Yolen

Lupe via Wikimedia