We’re happy to announce the lineup for #Fest: 12Fest Edition AKA #12Fest featuring Wiz Khalifa, Carnage, GRiZ, and much more! #12Fest, which takes place on April 12, 2014, right outside of Ohio University’s campus in Athens, Ohio, has become known around the US as The Nation’s Largest College Music Festival. It solidified this title with over 16,000 people in attendance at #11Fest in 2013, which featured Kendrick Lamar and Steve Aoki as headliners.
Pittsburgh-native Wiz Khalifa has become a staple in today’s hip-hop scene. Wiz started an underground artist, releasing multiple mixtapes, until breaking through with the mixtape “Kush & OJ”. He followed that up with the chart-topping hit “Black and Yellow”, which has become an anthem around the country. His debut studio album, “Rolling Papers” dropped in 2011 and has been followed up with “O.N.I.F.C.”
DJ and producer Carnage had a huge year in 2013, performing at nearly every major music festival all around the country. He rose to the ranks of the top-tier DJs as he became known for really getting the party going, and will blend right in with the wild atmosphere at #12Fest.
GRiZ has become a regular in the EDM scene. Opening for Pretty Lights, Bassnectar, and Big Gigantic, he quickly started headlining his own shows. Combining his DJing with his live saxophone playing, 23-year-old GRiZ brings heart and soul into the dance floor and will have #12Fest hyped up in no time, performing EDM with a groovy hip hop-like feel.
Other performing artists include the fast-rising Vic Mensa, Ohio rapper and Maybach Music Group member Stalley, hip-hop producers The Runners (Everyday I’m Hustlin’? That was them), Cleveland indie-pop band Captain Kidd, live EDM trio yacht club., Dayton up-and-comer Jola The Trunk Boi, Ohio University students Entel and DJ LoCo, and more to be announced. Read more about all of the artists at our Artists Page.
#Fest: 12th Edition will once again take place at The Venue and will keep its famous BYOB format.