Icona Pop, an electro duo, will headline the first of two days of concerts at this year’s Grand Kerfuffle.
The Swedish band, formed by Aino Jawo and Caroline Hjelt and best known for its 2012 hit “I Love It,” is set to perform April 22 with gates opening at 6 p.m.
“We are so excited to be bringing Icona Pop to the U this year,” said ASUU Concerts Chair Lynze Schoenbrunn. “Their high energy will sure be a great kickoff to this year’s festival.”
The duo takes the stage the day before hip-hop artists iLoveMakonnen and Earl Sweatshirt co-headline at the U — the result of the current ASUU administration’s platform to create a two-day spring concert series on campus. Because of that expansion, the event is no longer free for students. Those with a UCard can purchase tickets — $5 for one day or $7 for both — starting Monday, March 21.
The festival will include performances by other local bands, still to be determined, as well as activities and food venues on the Union lawn.