UB 2015 Fall Fest set for Sept. 12, lineup to be announced throughout day


The Student Association has announced this year's Fall Fest will be held on Saturday Sept. 12 and that the lineup will be announced throughout the day. 

The announcements will come at 2 p.m., 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. SA President Minahil Khan told The Spectrum the headliner will be the last announcement at 8 p.m.

Fall Fest is SA's annual concert held in conjunction with a spring concert called Spring Fest. The concerts, like SA, are funded by undergraduate students through the mandatory student activity fee of $104.75 a semester. All undergraduate students get into the concerts for free with a student I.D. 

The last three Fall Fest lineups have all been hip-hop artists, including last year's performances by rappers T.I., Schoolboy Q and Bas. The last time Fall Fest did not have a hip-hop theme was 2011 when The Fray headlined the concert. 

The genre choice of Fall and Spring Fest is often scrutinized by students, with some who feel hip-hop too often dominates, while others disagree when SA changes it up with acts such as The Band Perry, a country band, for the 2014 Spring Fest. It's a widely-speculated topic too. One year, in 2013, students made fake Fall Fest posters that duped a number of students into thinking Drake, Big Sean and A$AP Rocky were performing. 

SA has tried to remedy these concerns in recent years with a student survey of what genre they would like and the addition of Electric Tundra last year - an electronic music and dance concert in the spring. 

Tom Dinki is the editor in chief and can be reached at tom.dinki@ubspectrum.com. Follow him on Twitter @tomdinki