2017 concert also features Juno-award-winner DJ Shub
Post Malone will be taking the stage as the headline artist for the Student Association’s (SA) GBC Fest on Sept. 14.
The 22-year-old’s 2017 viral hit Congratulations is a fateful fit for everyone to celebrate the 25th anniversary for the SA, which funds The Dialog, and the 50th birthday for George Brown College (GBC).
“I’m so excited,” said Mercedes Burrowes, the SA’s director of campus life. “I think he’s a really huge name that our students are going to know and be excited for.”
Malone made a big impact when he released White Iverson in August 2015. As of April, the single was downloaded four million times and the video for the track has more than 380 million views.
“Hip hop is very popular amongst our students,” said Neil Cumberbatch, the SA’s senior co-ordinator of events and marketing. “Post is about bringing energy to his performances, and he’s very current in the hip-hop scene.”
His debut full-length Stoney reached platinum earlier this year and with hits like Go Flex and Too Young his popularity continues to grow.
Joining Post Malone at GBC Fest will be DJ Shub, formerly of A Tribe Called Red.
Shub has won several DJ battle awards and a Juno Award for his work with A Tribe Called Red. His solo EP PowWowStep is a beautiful collaboration of Indigenous voices that will get you clapping to beats from Northern Cree Singers and Black Lodge Singers. The EP earned him an Indigenous Music Award in May 2017.
Burrowes, who is co-hosting GBC Fest with Alex Stewart, said that Shub brings something unique to GBC Fest.
“For students who may have never experienced this before, I’m really glad we’re giving some exposure to that.”
GBC Fest will take place at the Phoenix Concert Theatre. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for guests. Starting Aug. 30, students can visit an SA office for ticket details.
Post’s greatest (and cleanest) tweets:
would anybody listen to my music if i had short hair
— Beerbongs & Bentleys (@PostMalone) August 14, 2017
i wanna be the guy on the game dev team that does the armpit hair for the characters. such an interesting job
— Beerbongs & Bentleys (@PostMalone) 13 August 2017
garlic bread don’t pay the bills
— Beerbongs & Bentleys (@PostMalone) 4 August 2017