This article has been updated to reflect additional reporting.
It looks like Athens will get a chance to be “Bad and Boujee” after all at the 15th edition of Number Fest.
Migos will headline the festival alongside other headliners Young Thug and Jauz, who will perform on Saturday. Lil Yachty, 21 Savage and Louis the Child are also among Saturday’s performers. Waka Flocka Flame will return to Athens to perform during the Friday portion of the festival alongside Herobust and Crankdat, according to a previous Post report.
Some people reacted to the news on Twitter:
Damn, Migos might have just convinced me to go to number fest.— tommy pickles (@tommythetweeter) February 8, 2017
Migos at 15 fest? Yup I'm going now— Parker Wall (@PWalll) February 8, 2017
MIGOS IS COMING TO FEST YOOOOOOO!— Jeremy Ewalt (@Ewalt1124) February 8, 2017
taking a leap of faith buying a Fest ticket, because i promise to you Migos cancels ill start a riot.— Ant (@AJ6John) February 8, 2017
Chris Jones, a senior studying electrical engineering, is “pleased” Migos is headlining Number Fest, and said if the group shows up, it is going to be a “good time.” As long as the trio does not get any more shoutouts from celebrities, he said the group will not bow out of the performance.
Migos was set to headline the 2017 Sibs Weekend concert hosted by the Black Student Cultural Programming Board. However, the group canceled its appearance due to a scheduling conflict. Because of the “unforeseen circumstances,” BSCPB had to cancel the concert all-together, according to a previous Post report.
Two day general admission tickets for the fest cost $65 and the event will take place April 21 and 22 at The Venue of Athens, 8003 State Route 56. Last year, Prime Social Group implemented a camping element into the festival and got rid of the previous BYOB policy, according to a previous Post report. If Migos would have come to OU for Sibs Weekend, the tickets would have been about $20.
BSCPB was not notified that Migos would be headlining Number Fest, Winsome Chunnu-Brayda, the faculty advisor for BSCPB, said. Though the group canceled its Sibs Weekend appearance, she said she is glad students will still have the opportunity to see the trio perform.
“We wanted to give the students an experience because they wanted (Migos),” Chunnu-Brayda, who is also the strategic director for diversity and inclusion and multicultural programs and initiatives, said. “Unfortunately, ours ended the way it did. I’m happy they’re coming so that the students can still get to have the experience we were trying to create for them.”
When Sibs Weekend has to compete with national events, such as the Super Bowl and Grammy Awards, Chunnu-Brayda said it can be difficult to guarantee an artist will be able to perform. The performers BSCPB wants to book could be obligated to appear elsewhere during those weekends. The members of Migos are from Georgia, and the state’s NFL team was defeated in the Super Bowl the same weekend as Sibs Weekend.
Lauren Worley, a sophomore studying retail merchandising and fashion product development, planned to attend the Sibs Weekend concert with her sister and was upset when the group canceled. Worley said she had a hunch Migos would come to Number Fest when it canceled its first appearance in Athens. Though she will attend Number Fest, Worley said she will not bring her sister because she is “younger.”
“I was debating whether or not to go in the first place, but now that (they) were announced I think I’m definitely going to buy a ticket,” Worley said.