The Mowgli’s and Nico & Vinz share Fall Fest spotlight

Alternative rock band The Mowglis and Afro-European superstars Nico & Vinz will perform as the first dual headliners in Fall Fest history, the Program Board announced Monday.

The two artists cover genres untouched by previous Fall Fest headliners: rock and electronic pop with African-inspired undertones.

Nico & Vinz’s 2013 breakthrough hit “Am I Wrong” brought fame to the Scandinavian pop duo, winning the NRJ Award for “Song of the Year” and peaking as fourth on Billboard’s Top 100. Known for their ability to mish-mash genres as diverse as reggae and pop, the duo has been featured in tracks with David Guetta, Alesso and Bebe Rexha.

In comparison to Nico & Vinz’s international approach, L.A.-based group The Mowgli’s played activist concerts around L.A. until they released “San Francisco,” which later became the 2012 theme for the San Francisco Giants’ World Series-winning run.

Student band Bencoolen returns as veteran openers for this year’s Fall Fest – the indie-rock group opened for the Cold War Kids during 2014’s Fall Fest.

Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 3, with Bencoolen and the festival kicking off at 5 p.m.

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