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Kent State Students to Celebrate at FlashFest 2013, April 18

Posted Apr. 15, 2013
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FlashFest 2013 will take place on April 18
and features artists Kendrick Lamar, Steve
Aoki, Bad Rabbits and 5 & A Dime.

FlashFest 2013, an annual event for Kent State students featuring performers, food and prizes, will be held on Thursday, April 18, beginning at noon on the Student Green.

Kent State’s Undergraduate Student Government has announced the four artists who will perform at this year’s FlashFest: Kendrick Lamar, Steve Aoki, Bad Rabbits and 5 & A Dime. The performances will begin at 6 p.m. at the main stage on Manchester Field. The back-up stage will be the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (MAC Center) in case of inclement weather.

“FlashFest serves as an end-of-the-year bash for all students,” says Kent State student Kayli Gatts, who is in charge of social media and publicity for the Undergraduate Student Government. “It’s a sign that the end of the spring semester is near and summer is coming.”

FlashFest also serves as the biggest event for FLASHperks giveaways of the year. FLASHperks will award four grand prizes at this year’s FlashFest, including free tuition for one year, six months of free rent to Campus Pointe Apartments, a Surly Pugsley bike from Portage Cyclery and free pizza from Domino’s for one year. FLASHperks is an incentive program through Kent State that offers students prizes for attending university-sponsored events. 

“The FLASHperks team works throughout the year to make sure students are rewarded for their involvement on campus,” says Amy Kittle, a Kent State graduate assistant at the Center for Student Involvement. “FlashFest is the biggest event of the year for FLASHperks because we get to award our grand prizes to students who have participated in the many events and activities Kent State has to offer.”

Karmaloop’s Verge Campus 2013 Spring Tour presents FlashFest 2013 at Kent State. The event is free and no ticket purchase is necessary, however a Kent State student ID is required. Sponsors of the tour include Karmaloop, Neff Headwear and e Muze.