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An investigative tipster sent us a surprisingly thorough list (PDF) of artists and their booking prices from music agency Degy Entertainment. According to Degy, booking Lupe costs $65,000–$80,000, which looks roughly in line with Bacchanal’s rumored budget. This makes him not quite the cheapest headliner in recent years. Here’s the cost of the past few years’ headliners, according to Degy:

  • Macklemore (2013): $200,000–$300,000 (Dayum. Someone made it big. But this is definitely not what Bacchanal paid to get him, since this list is for 2014 and Macklemore has acquired more fame since he graced Low Plaza.)
  • Big Gigantic (2012): $35,000–$50,000
  • Snoop Dogg/Snoop Lion: $75,000–$100,000

And here are some acts we (maybe) could have gotten this year for the same price as Lupe:

  • B.o.B.
  • Jason Derulo
  • A cheap Selena Gomez concert
  • An expensive DJ Pauly D concert
  • 8 Kreayshawn concerts