Movin’ On Lineup Announcement Reaction

Story posted April 18, 2023 in

Penn State’s annual Movin’ On concert is later this month, and the lineup was announced at the HUB-Robeson Center on Wednesday, April 12.

Movin’ On is an annual music festival that is held on the last day of classes for Penn State students to celebrate the end of the year and those who are graduating.

This year, the lineup was announced later than usual, so students were very excited to see who was going to be performing.

The first band, Mellow Honey, is the band of Penn State students who won Movin’ On’s Battle of the Bands a few weeks prior. They are a very popular band locally, and many students are fans of them.

The next performance will come from singer-songwriter Upsahl, whose debut album was released in 2021. Upsahl is from Phoenix, Arizona, and has frequently been an opening act for performers on national tours who stop in Phoenix.

Upsahl has also gone on tour as an opening act with singer Olivia O’Brien and with the band Yungblud.

Up next will be Neon Trees, an American rock band who gained popularity in 2008 when they opened tour dates for The Killers.

Neon Trees has gained commercial success with its four studio albums and had several very well-known songs of the early 2010s, such as “Animal” and “Everybody Talks.”

The announcement that Neon Trees will be performing was the most exciting part of the lineup announcement, as many students were cheering.

The fourth performance will be the indie-pop band COIN, formed in Nashville, Tennessee in 2012. COIN is known for its most popular song, “Talk Too Much,” which was released as the lead single for the band’s 2017 album, “How Will You Know If You Never Try.”

The headliner of Movin’ On will be the rapper J.I.D. In 2017, J.I.D. gained mainstream recognition when he was an opening act for J. Cole on his 4 Your Eyez Only tour.

He has also more recently featured on Doja Cat’s third studio album, “Planet Her,” and collaborated on the song “Enemy” with Imagine Dragons in 2021.

Movin’ On will be held on April 28, 2023, at the IM fields.

Izzy Charboneau is a second-year student majoring in digital and print journalism. To contact her, email ijc5186@psu.edu.