MØ, Holychild to perform at Fall Fest

Updated: Aug. 27, 2015 at 12:35 p.m.

Indie pop singer MØ will headline Fall Fest this year, the Program Board announced Thursday.

MØ, the stage name for Karen Marie Ørsted, is best known for being featured on Major Lazer’s summer hit, “Lean On.” The electro-pop Danish singer has released one album, “Mythologies to Follow,” and has collaborated with Iggy Azalea.

In June, Rolling Stone called MØ one of the 50 best things to happen at Bonnaroo, a music festival in Tennessee, where the singer performed.

Opening for MØ is Holychild, a pop indie duo that graduated from GW in 2012 after meeting in a modern dance class. This is the fourth time a GW student or alumnus has performed during a campus-wide concert. During Spring Fling last academic year, a then-GW senior opened for 3LAU, and student band Bencoolen and DJ Haile Supreme both opened for main acts in the past two years.

Last year, indie rock group Cold War Kids headlined Fall Fest, and Theophilus London headlined Spring Fling.

The University-wide free concert begins at 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 5 in University Yard, and will also include multiple vendors, according to a press release.

Holychild’s hits include “Happy With Me” and “Running Behind,” which was featured in a global commercial about the Apple Watch.

This post was updated to reflect the following correction:
The Hatchet incorrectly listed one of Holychild’s hits as “Happy to Me.” The song title is “Happy With Me.” We regret this error.

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