By WRUB Staff
The following local openers will each perform before Daniel Caesar takes the stage.
I AM CLETUS (with Good Luck Chuck)
Former WRUB DJ Cletus Emokpae will kick off the show with DJ Good Luck Chuck. The duo previously performed at Fall Fest 2017, and had the crowd in the palm of their hands.
Cletus is set to serve as the master of ceremonies for the evening, and is sure to bring big energy to the stage throughout the night.
For fans of: Literally anyone who wants to have a good time
Sig Roy has opened for artists all across the hip-hop spectrum, including Tinashe, Riff Raff, and Migos. With his first single at 914k Spotify streams, this artist could become a force to be reckoned with in the R&B community in due time.
For fans of: Post Malone
Rap collective 5 NY will follow up the release of their strong debut project with a Spring Fest performance that will not disappoint. The group boasts sharp production and smooth flows, which come together to form a diverse sound.
For fans of: Dave East, Flatbush Zombies
The DJ Battle will take place throughout the evening, with sets happening in between main stage acts.
HYPE Entertainment’s Kai has performed all across clubs in WNY, as well as Ontario. Kai is sure to have the crowd dancing to his both his club bangers and “vibe”-y beats.
For fans of: Diplo, Dillon Francis
With his blend of both original content and Top 40 remixes, YB will bring some quality bass, dubstep, and house to the stage this Saturday. Expect plenty of good vibes in Alumni Arena during this set.
For fans of: Kygo, Porter Robinson
DJ Remix is no stranger to big shows, having shared the stage with the likes of DJ Snake & Steve Aoki. Remix also headlined his own concert at VENU. The DJ has a diverse repertoire and a hard-hitting that you just can’t miss, so be sure to get to the show early.
For fans of: DJ Snake, NGHTMRE
XANDER is a UB student who really knows how to throw down. XANDER is extremely dedicated to his craft, and has made huge strides over the last few months. This is going to be a really fun set that should lead seamlessly into Ty Dolla $ign.
For fans of: Flux Pavilion, Marshmello (but in a good way)
With each song, Daniel Caesar reaches out and makes a connection. His debut album, Freudian was released on August 25, to an immense about of rave reviews. His voice, songwriting, and presence immediately elicit feeling, especially on the pair of 2017 singles “Blessed” and “We Find Love”—which The Fader praised as “Gorgeous.” Musicians from Chis Martin of Coldplay to Erykah Badu have celebrated Caesar’s work and Apple Music chose him to be September’s Up Next Artist. This is a set that UB will be talking about for years to come.
For fans of: SZA, Frank Ocean, H.E.R.
TY DOLLA $IGN
On a show where Daniel Caesar brings soulful R&B, and A$AP Ferg brings heavy trap, Ty Dolla $ign serves as a perfect medium between the two. The West Coast artist is the type that can go from performing a hardcore trap song, to a heartfelt love song, to a wildly popular pop song at the drop of a dime. Ty Dolla $ign will have something for everyone to enjoy this Saturday.
For fans of: Bryson Tiller, Tory Lanez, Future
Platinum recording artist A$AP Ferg will be the final artist to hit the stage on May 5th. The self-proclaimed “Hood Pope” will rep the A$AP Mob with his flagship singles “Plain Jane”, “WORK”, and “New Level”. However, Ferg’s catalogue goes a lot deeper than those South Campus frat basement anthems. His newest project, Still Striving, is chock full of solid trap songs that will definitely have Alumni Arena bumping throughout the night. Ferg, with his hit songs and infectious energy, is tailor made for an event like Spring Fest.
For fans of: Travis Scott, ScHoolboy Q, A$AP Rocky