USG Program Board announces T-Pain to headline Springfest 2010

Program Board confirmed exclusively to the Daily Trojan that this year’s Springfest lineup will be headlined by recording artist T-Pain and hip-hop duo Clipse. T-Pain, whose past recordings include collaborations with the likes of Chris Brown, Akon, Lil Wayne and Flo Rida, is perhaps best known for his trademark — some would say gratuitous — use of Auto-Tune technology. According to representatives from Program Board, the “Bartender” singer’s contract was only recently finalized.

Springfest will be held Saturday, April 10 in McCarthy Quad and will also feature performances by student musicians including sophomore Natalie Angiuli and junior Antonio Pontarelli.

11 replies
  1. Will
    Will says:

    I’m sorry I missed Pontarelli. His music on his Myspace is rad. T-Pain was horrible; no surprise there.

  2. Mark
    Mark says:

    Antonio Pontarelli’s finale with the USC drumline. ROCKED and was the highlight of the day. I only wished that they would have played longer. Let’s bring them back next year to headline!

  3. John
    John says:

    Joseph, you obviously haven’t seen t-pain live….believe it or not, he CAN sing WITHOUT autotune really well. I’m actually really excited for the show. I mean really, at least watch some youtube videos or something before you hate on him…

  4. Bella
    Bella says:

    I don’t know about the headliners, but I checked out Antonio Pontarelli’s website and he is playing at 4:30. He is an exceptional rock violinist with an impressive list of accomplishments and he deserves the support of the USC body.! I would tell everyone that you know to show up! I haven’t heard the other USC student that is playing, Natalie Angiuli. But she deserves the USC support too! We need to promote our own artists who are probably much better than the headliners! Rock on USC!

  5. George
    George says:

    This is the first Springfest I’m actually excited for. ALL the past few years’ headliners have been mediocre, but at least T-Pain will be mediocre and hilarious. Don’t get me wrong, I’m waiting for the day when we can get some talented acts like Miike Snow or Liars (or how about ANY electric or house music?!?), but for now, I’ll settle for “Buy You A Drink”. Shawtayeeee….

  6. joeseph
    joeseph says:

    I thought this was supposed to be a progressive university? Instead of getting artists who put on a great liveshow or are doing unique things in music today, we’re spending mountains of money on an autotune stip club musician and two guys who haven’t put out a good record since the early 2000’s? With all of the money spent on T-Pain (who undoubtedly will suck live) you couldve gotten 5-10 other quality bands with great live shows.

    I don’t know what I’m more disappointed in, USG and the Program Board or the student body and the way our music tastes are represented…

    KSCR throws a much better festival with (I’m assuming) less than a tenth of the budget.

  7. Stephanie
    Stephanie says:

    Springfest is free to USC students. Just show up at McCarthy Quad and have a great time!

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