Indie-pop influenced dance artist Outasight, Brooklyn dub-rap duo Timeflies, Syracuse University-based acoustic jam-rap fusers AER and mashup-dubstep artist 5 & A Dime will perform at Mayfest 2012, University Union announced Sunday night.
The announcement came over the course of a few hours on Twitter. Though UU held back from announcing Block Party artists, Mayfest should please fans of rap and electronic music. The lineup is bass drum-heavy, and is sure to bring out the plastic sunglasses and party atmosphere. The performers are strikingly similar to the fall semester's Juice Jam, with the pairing of dance and hip-hop artists.
The performers all skew towards the more obscure end of the spectrum, but that could spell interesting news for Block Party's announcement. Let's just hope they don't shoot that one during another new Mad Men episode.
Mayfest and Block Party will be held on Friday, Apr. 27 at Walnut Park.
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