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A Playlist for Penn State’s Movin’ On Festival

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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at PSU chapter.

Penn State’s annual Movin’ On festival will wave students goodbye with a day full of music. The festival grants students access to a star-studded lineup. This year, Movin’ On presents Dayglow, Sexyy Red, Freddie Gibbs, The 502s and the Battle Winner: Hot Fudge Yacht Club.

One of the best parts of this event is that it is free for students, making it fairly accessible. The festival is held in close proximity to the IM Fields and runs from 3:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. If you are interested in learning more about the festival and details for attendance, check out their website.

Below, I listed three songs from each artist to get you prepared for Movin’ On.

Dayglow

Dayglow is led by Sloan Struble, who does not consider himself a solo artist even though he plays instruments, produces and sings. He instead describes Dayglow as a band. Their debut album, “Fuzzybrain” came out in 2019 and was very successful for it’s cheerful beats and catchy choruses.

Dayglow presents a genre-blend of alternative and indie pop; their sound accumulated a vast recognition for it’s upbeat and positive feelings, a cheerful mood is likely upon listening.

sexyy red

We all know and love Sexxy Red. While she has been active since the 2010s, her claim to fame came with the hit “Pound Town” and her collaborations with artists like Drake and Nicki Minaj. She is raw and honest in her lyrics, which contributed significantly to the progression of female rap.

Even if you haven’t yet dipped into her discography, you’ve likely heard her music around TikTok. Sexyy Red has an undeniable talent to make you dance and sing along with her. If pregaming required a genre of music, she would be the headliner.

freddie gibbs

Freddie Gibbs is an elite rapper who quickly escaped the label of “underground.” His debut album came out in 2009; since then, he rapped alongside Tyler the Creator and Mac Miller, received a Grammy nomination and released nine albums.

His incredible lyrics and soothing voice is frequently accompanied with great beats from producers like Madlib and The Alchemist. Gibbs is skilled in storytelling and is simply a joy to listen to. I am ecstatic to see him live.

the 502s

The 502s are an indie folk band all the way from Florida. You have likely heard their hit song “Just A Little While,” and can possibly recall the surrounding sunshine that comes with it. If you are looking to truly get acquainted with The 502s, they released a new self-titled album this year.

The 502s’ Spotify profile fittingly describes the band with a simple sentence: fun times & Florida vibes. Their genre is labeled as a blend of roots, rock and bluegrass. Like Dayglow, the 502s will send off Penn State students with a wide smile and moving feet.

hot fudge yacht club

Hot Fudge Yacht Club is a funk rock jam band from State College, Pennsylvania. Alex Aumen, Max Harris and Chase Gleason earned their spot on the lineup through Penn State’s Battle of the Bands. They will be opening the festival.

The group released an EP in March of this year. There is little mention of hot fudge, but good vibes are still everpresent.

Movin’ On is a unique and exciting opportunity for students to finish off their year with. There is a great variety of sound to allow one to have fluctuating emotions and a comprehensive taste of everything; a perfect representation of the school year.

See you there on Friday!

Scarlett is a freshman at Penn State majoring in Digital/Print Journalism. In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors, creating artwork, listening to music, and watching movies.