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UPB announces SpringFest headliner

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This year’s SpringFest will feature exclusively international artists, with the exception of one local band.

UVM Program Board announced the headliner for this year’s SpringFest, Irish indie-rock band Two Door Cinema Club, at Nectar’s March 25.

German R&B singer-songwriter Bibi Bourelly and English indie pop band Blossoms will also be performing.

Bourelly has written songs for artists such as Rihanna, including her 2015 hit, “Bitch Better Have My Money.”

SpringFest will be held April 29 in the parking lot of Jeffords Hall.

Last year was the first time SpringFest was held in the Jeffords lot, breaking from the tradition of holding the event on the central green.

Due to current construction of the first-year residential hall and STEM complex, the department of student life was forced to start looking for a new venue years ago, according to a Cynic article published April 20, 2016.

Navytrain won UVM’s Battle of the Bands, clinching a spot as a SpringFest opener. The band consists of seniors Cole Davidson, Ray Belanger and Zebulon Carney.

UVM bands Jeddy, Rose Street Collective and Kudu Stooge also performed at Battle of the Bands, but did not secure the opening spot at SpringFest.

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