Major Activities Board announces Summer Breeze headliners

By Harini Jaganathan

The Major Activities Board (MAB) announced yesterday that Flying Lotus, Pusha T, Baauer, and Jeremih will headline this year’s Summer Breeze, taking place on Saturday, May 17 in Hutchinson Courtyard.

The decision to showcase four acts is a departure from the past two Summer Breezes, which featured three acts each. “The board felt that a four-act show would allow us [to] present a true festival atmosphere for the length of  the evening,” fourth-year MAB Chair Jack Friedman said in an e-mail.

Despite the additional act, Friedman does not expect Summer Breeze to last significantly longer than in previous years. The performance will begin at 5:45 p.m. as opposed to the usual 6 p.m. start time, and student opening acts will not be showcased this year due to time constraints, according to Friedman.

Friedman also said MAB wanted to represent a variety of genres. “We hope that the lineup will present an exciting look at the state of pop music in 2014,” he said. Flying Lotus is an experimental electronic music producer and Pusha T is a hip-hop artist who released his debut solo album last year. Baauer is an electro-trap artist whose track “Harlem Shake” went viral, and Jeremih is an R&B singer and South Side native.

Tickets go on sale for $20 on Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Mandel Hall box office.