Spring Fling performers announced

Singer Mike Posner and hip-hop band Chiddy Bang will headline this year’s Spring Fling, which will be held on University Yard, Program Board announced Sunday.

In a reversal of the past two years, the annual spring event will be moved from the Mount Vernon Campus to Foggy Bottom this year, and will no longer be known as Fountain Fling.

PB called the event Fountain Fling for the past two years, combining the Vern’s Fountain Day with the popular Spring Fling event.

Program Board chair Wesley Callahan said the decision to move the concert back to Foggy Bottom was a question of which campus would be able to draw the most students.

“When you can have a great concert with 3,000 people or a great concert with 6,000, it comes down to what’s the greater good we can serve,” Callahan said.

Callahan called the change “nothing against the Mount Vernon Campus and nothing against the Mount Vernon Programming Council” – the Vern’s student programming body.

“Our goal is to program events that the student body comes out to, especially when you’re spending such a large amount of money on concerts.”

Alternative rock band State Radio headlined last year’s Fountain Fling.

Spring Fling will be held April 16.

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