More artists are still to be announced as Fetty Wap is revealed to be the first on the 14Fest lineup.
Fetty Wap will be stopping in Athens to say “hey, what’s up, hello” at the 14th edition of Number Fest, which will take place April 16.
The “trap&B” artist is the first name to be revealed on the 14Fest lineup. The announcement was made on Twitter on Wednesday afternoon.
“This honestly might be the highlight of my OU career,” Danielle Mason, a sophomore studying chemistry, said. “When I found out the news, I thought it was a sick prank, but when I found out it was real, I cried 1,738 tears. So yeah, I've been counting down the days he comes on social media.”
The rest of the lineup will be announced soon, according to Number Fest’s website.
“We just wanted to get Fetty out there — so there was some buzz over the holidays,” Dominic Petrozzi, the director of festival operations for Prime Social Group, said. “We have a plethora of artists that will be announced within the coming week when students are back at school.”
In addition to camping and parking passes, general admission and VIP tickets are also now available. General admission tickets are $40, in addition to fees of $6.20.
Fetty Wap is known for his hits “Trap Queen,” “My Way” and “679.”
“I'm extremely excited for Fetty to come because he's one of the most fun artists out right now,” Nate Harvey, a junior studying integrated media, said. “His songs may not be the most lyrical and meaningful, but they are perfect songs to party to and bust a move.”
While Harvey is excited, Rina Welch said she is “disappointed.”
“I wish I was here when Kendrick (Lamar) performed, and Future would have been really cool,” Welch, a junior studying political science and dance, said. “I’m still going to go … But yeah, I wasn’t really happy with Fetty.”
Jacolby Hart, a junior studying sport management, also said he doesn’t like Fetty Wap but will go just to “experience fest for once.”
Petrozzi said Fetty Wap has dominated the hip-hop culture of 2015. When Prime Social Group polled students, he added that it was no surprise who they wanted for Number Fest.
- Marisa Fernandez and Candice Wilder contributed to this report