The Campus Activity Board has announced its first annual Knightfest concert, featuring co-headliners Kid Ink and Hoodie Allen, along with special guest Smallpools to be held on Feb. 26.
Kid Ink is a West Coast rapper, set to release his third studio album, Full Speed, on Jan. 30, and known for his extensive number of tattoos. In the past, he has collaborated with notable members of the hip-hop community, such as DJ Mustard and Chris Brown, both of whom played a heavy role in the success of Kid Ink’s single “Show Me”.
Co-headliner, Hoodie Allen is one of America’s up-and-coming alternative hip-hop artists. Cultivating a dedicated fan base, known as the Hoodie Mob, Hoodie Allen was able release his debut album just last year.
Hoping to capitalize on the opportunity to open for two more established artists, Smallpools are set to bring their upbeat brand of indie pop to UCF, as well as help give the show a more eclectic lineup. Even though this band has only been together since 2013, Smallpools has already made waves, supporting groups such as Two Door Cinema Club, Walk the Moon and Twenty One Pilots on their respective tours. Last year also marked an important milestone for the band when the were announced to be playing Lollapalooza. The band will be releasing their debut album, LOVETAP!, on Feb. 3.
“We’re so excited to be able to offer such a big lineup for our first annual Knightfest concert,” said CAB Concert Director Michael Pentrack in a release. “Knightfest will give us the opportunity to offer an event UCF students can look forward to every Spring semester.”
Tickets for the show will go on sale, starting Jan. 26. The price for students will be $5 sold at the SGA ticket center, while general admission will cost $25 at the CFE Arena box office or Ticketmaster.
The show will be held on Thursday, Feb. 26, with doors opening at 7 P.M. and the show beginning at 8 P.M.