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    Sounds of Spring Fling: Big names and local bands make up this year’s lineup

    Spring Fling has hosted many musical acts throughout its long history and this year features a stacked lineup with both touring acts and local UA groups.

    Between devouring funnel cakes and riding the Tilt-A-Whirl for the third time in a row, check out the numerous bands and musical groups performing on the Spring Fling stage.

    The performances are spread out across the three days of the carnival and take place on the main stage. Two bands, People Who Could Fly and The Score, kick off the carnival Friday. 

    People Who Could Fly hails from Phoenix and have opened for the likes of Rick Springfield and Wiz Khalifa. The band formulates a sound that incorporates boy band pop elements and upbeat rock music. 

    The Score, an indie pop duo from Los Angeles, will headline Friday’s show. The Score’s single “Oh My Love” earned them over 2.3 million plays on Soundcloud. The band will play from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Friday.

    A pop rock band of UA students, New Amsterdam, will open for The Score on Friday. The band won the UA Event Board’s Next Big Thing competition and earned a spot on Friday’s lineup. The band looks forward to the diverse crowd Spring Fling will bring.

    “To have the chance to get in front of that many people and play music we love is something I’m really excited for,” said marketing junior and New Amsterdam drummer Jack Trump.

    The music continues all day Saturday with five acts performing. Amplified A Capella starts off the performances at 1:30 p.m. Suite 102, a contemporary punk cover band, takes the stage at 4 p.m., followed by local band Saving Kings and True Devotion Motown Revue.

    UA students and alumni make up the band members in Saving Kings. They are one of several groups of students performing on the stage this year.

    “This is our first year and are so psyched to play,” said psychology senior and Saving Kings rhythm guitarist Jake Dadisman. “It would be our first big stage performance and we’ll be playing songs we’ve all written together for the first time for a crowd.”

    Los Angeles-based duo ACADEMY will headline Saturday’s carnival. ACADEMY blend reggae-pop sounds with modern rock and hip-hop elements. The band previously shared the stage with alternative pop powerhouses Misterwives and Smallpools.

    Sunday’s lineup brings local dance group Saguaro Stompers to the stage at 1 p.m. UA coed a capella group, Noteriety, comes on at 3 p.m. Noteriety will close the series of musical acts on Sunday’s carnival.

    This weekend will be jam-packed with Spring Fling activities, but the diverse set of performers are sure to deliver some high-energy sounds to the UA Mall.


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