Saint Motel announced as final main stage performer for Dillo Day

Emily Chin, Reporter

Indie pop band Saint Motel will perform at Dillo Day as the daytime headliner, Mayfest and Residence Hall Association announced Sunday night.

RHA and Mayfest hosted Dillo Day listening parties in Bobb Hall and Allison Hall. Organizers played Saint Motel’s music, and Weinberg freshman Ali Movassaghi and McCormick freshman Chris Chen announced the band in Bobb and Allison, respectively.

“We wanted to have an event in residence halls … to give people a chance to know about the artists first and also have fun with the announcement,” said RHA president Jack Heider, a McCormick sophomore. “It takes a bit of the fun and magic of Dillo and brings it into the residential halls.”

Mayfest teased Saint Motel on Saturday night with a video showing Saint Motel’s performances on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” and at Coachella.

Saint Motel is well-known for its song “My Type.” The four-person band is from Los Angeles and has toured with groups such as Imagine Dragons, Arctic Monkeys and Weezer.

“This new EP of theirs has really brought them to the forefront of the indie rock scene, and we’re excited to bring a band that indie rock fans will really be proud of,” Communication senior Michael Bass, Mayfest’s director of concerts, said in a news release.

Saint Motel will be filling the same slot that OK GO did for Dillo Day last year.

“It’s going to be a great way to start the morning,” said Mayfest co-chair Ian Robinson, a Medill senior. “They are going to do what Walk the Moon did a few years ago. Their energy is really high and even if you don’t know their music, they’re really easy to get into.”

Saint Motel will begin the main stage lineup and is the final act announced for Dillo Day. Pop singer Charli XCX, R&B artist Miguel, electronic duo Odesza and rapper A$AP Ferg will also perform.

Dillo Day is Saturday.

This story was updated May 25 at 9:12 p.m. with comment from Jack Heider and Ian Robinson, as well as a photo.

Tyler Pager contributed reporting.

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