For months in advance, Gauchos anxiously wait for Associated Students to announce the Extravaganza music festival lineup. Many students wonder who will come to campus and perform for this annual concert in May.
It’s never too early to think about the ideal lineup that will pump up the crowd and leave a lasting impression upon the campus.
If this lineup came to UCSB, it would be likely to surpass expectations and be one of the best Extravaganza’s of all time. Although it’s difficult to meet everybody’s music tastes, I think many students would enjoy this list.
Austin Richard Post, known as Post Malone, is an American singer and producer most-known for his songs “No Option” and “White Iverson.” His album Stoney, released December of 2016, is certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.
Without a doubt, “Congratulations,” and “No Option” would get the crowd hyphy. Imagine UCSB chanting along to “Congratulations,” with lyrics like “now they always say congratulations / worked so hard, forgot how to vacation.”
Post Malone also has more vulnerable emotional songs like “I Fall Apart.” When he performs, he is known to have a different mood for every song, and he’s known for connecting with the audience.
blackbear, whose real name is Matthew Tyler Musto, would bring a more angsty sound. This hip-hop artist, singer, songwriter has worked with G-Eazy, Childish Gambino, and Billie Eilish.
“do re mi” ft. Gucci Mane is a popular song with this catchy chorus “do, re, mi, fa, so fuckin’ done with you girl / so fuckin’ done with all the games you play.”
blackbear’s song “up in this” with Tinashe is a must-hear, especially since Tinashe came to Extravaganza 2017. Tinashe wowed the crowd with her stunning dance moves and flawless voice. You could tell that she put her all into the performance during songs like “2 On” and “Flame.”
This Australian Singer and songwriter with a melodic voice is perfect for a warm, sunny day at Harder Stadium. Vance Joy is most known for his hit song “Riptide” with beautiful guitar strums.
In January of 2018, he released “We’re Going Home,” which captures the feeling that you’re home when you’re with someone you love. You’ll probably want to wave your arms back and forth when you hear it. Without making people bored, Vance Joy would bring a calm vibe to the afternoon.
Louis the Child
Next for the ideal lineup is Louis the Child, Chicago-based DJ and production duo. The duo, made of Robby Hauldren and Freddy Kennett, is most known for “Weekend,” “Fire,” and “It’s Strange.”
“Weekend” is a fun song about partying too hard and “treating weekdays like the weekend.” This song would bring energy to Extravaganza. Be sure to listen to “Shake Something” feat. Joey Purp for an irresistible beat that you’ll want to move to.
Last but not least is Wild Child, an indie-pop band from Texas. Although less known, indie lovers would love Wild Child’s enticing melodies. This seven member band formed in 2010 after their first album called Pillow Talk.
Instruments like the ukulele, cello, trumpet, trombone, and trumpet give Wild Child their own irresistible sound that is unlike any other band. You’ll love the whistling, violin, and trumpets in “Crazy Bird.”
“Pillow Talk,” the titular song named after the album, has a serene, soothing sound that will make you want to sway to the lyrics about dreaming and thinking about someone you love.
With all of these artists oozing with style and unique tones, it would be a delight if even some of them made it to Extravaganza. Even if this list may appear too idealistic, A.S. has, for the most part, not disappointed with previous Extravaganzas. Hopefully it continues making the event one to remember for UCSB students.