Rapper A$AP Ferg announced as fourth act for Dillo Day

Shane McKeon, Assistant Campus Editor

Rapper A$AP Ferg will perform at Dillo Day, Mayfest announced Thursday.

The rapper, a New York native, is scheduled to perform at 3 p.m. and is the fourth act to be announced, following Charli XCX, Odesza and Miguel.

“The energy that he provides and type of music he plays is a missing link in the lineup,” Communication senior Michael Bass, Mayfest’s director of concerts, said in a news release. “It’s something that the campus has been looking for. We know this is going to turn up this campus more than it’s ever been before.”

A$AP Ferg is known for his songs “Work (Remix)” and “Shabba,” both of which are on his 2013 album “Trap Lord.”

“Ferg reaches all types of hip-hop fans and NU students,” Medill senior Steven Goldstein, Mayfest’s co-chair of promotions, said in the release. “His hits are tailor-made for parties, but his music incorporates so many influences and subgenres. I think he’ll have fans on their heels the entire performance, and of course, the entire lakefill will go wild when the horns for ‘Shabba’ sound off.”

A$AP Ferg will perform in the same slot that Chance the Rapper filled for last year’s Dillo Day.

Dillo Day is May 30.

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