The 2017 Block Party Performers: Who Are They?
Travis Scott, AlunaGeorge, and ZHU were announced this week by University Union to perform the Block Party concert at the Carrier Dome. If you’re one of the fortunate people to make it to the concert instead of passing out or getting arrested, you’re in for a big treat with a stacked lineup of performers. This year’s Mayfest is going to be a great one, filled with many bad decisions that lead to an unforgettable day that alcohol will make you, conversely, forget about.
ZHU is an Asian-American electronic music artist that for the most part keeps his life very, very private. ZHU has a Grammy nomination for his song “Faded,” and even more impressive had one of his songs featured on The Jersey Shore. You may be thinking, “Are you sure it isn’t just Steve Aoki with a haircut?” but we can assure it’s (most likely) not. ZHU is one of a long line of Asian DJs who make sounds on their computers. If you plan on doing any, Molly this would be the time to pop it.
AlunaGeorge is a British duo is made up of the singer Aluna Francis and producer George Reid. You’ve definitely heard most of their songs, but have also definitely forgotten their names. Best known for their feature song with DJ Snake “You Know You Like It,” they’re going directly against President Trump’s ideals about creating more jobs for Americans, as University Union decided to import a pair of Brits to perform at Block Party this year. Students are allegedly planning on throwing tea on stage to protest the British once again trying to claim America for themselves. If you can overlook the fact that two people from England took a job from a hardworking, and well deserving American worker, then you may enjoy AlunaGeorge.
This year’s headliner With huge hits like “Goosebumps” and “Antidote,” you’re going to regret passing out before he finishes his set. Scott spent his life paying guitar and piano, until he quit the piano because as he puts it, “I quit playing piano because it wasn’t getting no bitches. I was making beats because like the electronic sound was getting all the hoes.” So, if you plan on hearing a piano symphony during this portion of the concert you may be disappointed, if you aren’t expecting a piano symphony, hey, it’s Mayfest, you’ll have a great time.
And guess what? Now you’re informed. Whether you’re poppin’ molly, some hoes, or just stealing American jobs, this year’s Mayfest has something for you. And beer. Lots and lots of beer.