Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines and race on over to Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., headlining this year’s Moefest on May 9.
The fourth annual Moefest, organized by WHRW 90.5 FM and Binghamton Underground Musics Presents (BUMP), will be held from 12 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. on Newing College’s Co-Rec field, with the band hitting the stage at 6 p.m.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. is an indie-pop band hailing from Detroit, Mich. Their most recent LP, “The Speed of Things,” was released last October and includes the single “If You Didn’t See Me (Then You Weren’t On The Dancefloor).” Aside from the dance floor, you may have also seen Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. at Webster Hall this March and at Bonnaroo Music Festival in 2012.
”This band was one of the bigger names from the beginning,” said Daniel Spaventa, general manager at WHRW and a senior double-majoring in cinema and English. “It’s danceable, accessible summer music.”
This year’s festival will bring students and locals together under the Vestal sun for a full day of musical offerings. As Spaventa puts it, “One set ends, another one begins.” The lineup includes NYC-based band Active Bird Community; Delaware-based artist Grey Visions; locally-based bands Woodshed Prophets, If Madrid, Token and Higher Animals; Binghamton University’s own Explorchestra; and, DJing from That New Jam and the dreadlock-laden Jizzy Fra.
“We have music in every genre, from EDM to indie to punk,” said Marisa Monte, public relations coordinator for WHRW and a senior double-majoring in English and anthropology. “It’s going to be a diverse music festival, a great example of what Moefest should be.”
Offstage, Moefest will feature an art wall, a Rainbow Pride Union tie-dye station and food catered by Moe’s Southwest Grill. WHRW is also giving away a pair of tickets to Dan Smalls Presents: Modest Mouse & Brand New in Cooperstown on Saturday, May 24. The chosen two will be announced amid the festivities.
“We look forward to some fun in the sun, and some rest and relaxation before finals week,” Spaventa said.