Produced by Prime Social Group, The Number Fest (#Fest), billed as the nation’s largest collegiate music festival, is celebrating its 15th year. The two day event, Friday, April 21 and Saturday, April 22, is taking place near the campus of Ohio University at the Venue of Athens.
#FEST features an extensive and eclectic line-up of hip-hop, rap, EDM, dance, and alternative music from some of the biggest names in today’s music scene, and is well worth the approximate one hour drive from Columbus.
In 2016, over 20,000 guests attended #FEST — Because of the rising popularity of the festival and high demand for additional music, a second stage is being added this year along with additional acts. The 2017 expanded line-up includes over 25 performers.
“We are anticipating the largest crowd yet, and are excited to be delivering a great festival experience with top acts in scenic Athens, Ohio," #Fest Founder Dominic Petrozzi said. "Guests will not only receive a music filled weekend, but the festival will also feature food and craft vendors, and added attractions like the Silent Disco”.
To top things off, PSG has secured the hip-hop group Migos to headline this year’s festival. The trio, known by their stage names Quavo, Takeoff and Offset, has taken the music industry by storm with their album Culture, which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. The group is best known for its single "Bad and Boujee", which streams around one million times per day, according to the online music service Spotify.
The full line-up includes: Migos, Jauz, Young Thug, 21 Savage, Lil Yachy, Louis the Child, Waka Flocka Flame, Herobust, Cheat Codes, Blackbear, Party Thieves, Crankdat, Yookie, Quinn XCII, Ayokay, Jerreau, Mod Sun, Unlike Pluto, Yacht Club, Corrupt, Ripp Flamez, Jax_, Chuck Diesel, Elliot Trent, 808-H, Blue, Lancelott, Totally Normal, and Alex Dreamer.
Passes to the #FEST range from $25 for general admission to $2,000 for VIP experiences. Attendees also have the opportunity to purchase camping and RV passes or even rent a Cabana for the weekend.
This is an 18 and over outdoor event, and is rain or shine. Gates open at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 21.
The event is sponsored by Smirnoff, Franklin Equipment, Dr. McGillicuddy’s, and the Barclay Coffee Company.
Photography by Tyler Church, Rob Berry, and Pierce Nazinitsky
About Breck Hapner
Managing Editor Breck Hapner covers every facet of the Columbus nightlife, entertainment, festival, music, food & drink, art, film, and fashion scene, while also being known to pen articles, reviews, editorials, and even photograph from time to time.