Blackbear to headline Quinnipiac's 2019 Wake the Giant concert

By Marissa Davis

Photo via Flickr/Creative Commons

Photo via Flickr/Creative Commons

Rapper Blackbear will headline Quinnipiac University’s annual spring concert, Wake the Giant on April 13, the Quinnipiac Student Programming Board announced on Monday afternoon.

Blackbear is known for songs such as “Idfc” and “Do re mi.”

HQ Press asked students on Instagram what their thoughts were on the chosen performers.

One student responded “A big let-down,” while another student wrote, “The artist selection has gotten worse every single year.” In another, a student said, “Not well-known. Seems like a low budget copout compared to past years and other schools.”

Screenshots via HQ Press Instagram

Screenshots via HQ Press Instagram

The cost for booking an event with Blackbear is around $65-75,000, according to “Events Resources Presents, Inc.”

The University of Massachusetts Amherst had rapper Lil Yachty perform at its spring concert last year, which costs anywhere between $75-125,000. Tory Lanez performed at the University of Connecticut’s 2018 spring concert and cost the university approximately $75-80,000.

Some students said they will not attend Wake the Giant this year because of the selected performers.

“I’m not going. None of my friends are going,” one student said. “I know a lot of people who aren’t going. Very disappointed this year.”

Barstool Quinnipiac tweeted “Classic let down for the Spring Concert once again.”

Bryce Vine, known for his single “Drew Barrymore,” will serve as the opening act.

Wake the Giant 2019 tickets will become available to undergraduate students on March 3.