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Announcing LDOC 2018 lineup

Update: After GoldLink cancelled, Marc E. Bassy will headline this year's Last Day of Classes concert as classes wrap up April 25, Duke University Union announced Tuesday.

In support of Bassy are electronic dance music trio Seeb, pop artist Quinn XCII and indie pop band Smallpools.

Sophomores Morgan Bird and Andrew Oliver, LDOC committee co-chairs, noted that they selected the artists to align with student interests after conducting a survey on students' music preferences.

“This year’s LDOC committee is excited for the environment these artists will create on LDOC,” Bird and Oliver told The Chronicle.

Seeb is known best for their remixes and collaborations with other artists. Perhaps most familiar to Duke students is their remix of Mike Posner's track “I Took a Pill in Ibiza.”

Quinn XCII's music blends elements of pop, hip-hop and electronic. Smallpools most recently released their EP “The Science of Letting Go” in 2017.

The lineup was announced 8:45 p.m. during an LDOC philanthropy and lineup video release event on the Bryan Center Plaza to benefit Duke Children's Hospital.

Bird and Oliver also noted that LDOC will include new daytime programming in addition to traditions such as such silent disco.

The LDOC committee is also collaborating with DukeSAFE—a student group partnered with DuWell that aims to foster a community at substance-free social events—to offer a substance-free space in the Wellness Center with daytime programming activities throughout the day.

“Additionally, we will be releasing accommodation statements regarding all daytime programming events. We thank the Duke Disability Alliance and the Duke Student Disability Access Office for their collaboration and insight,” Bird and Oliver wrote in a statement. “We are also working with the Duke Women’s Center to publicize information about bystander intervention.”

LDOC was headlined last year by rapper Tory Lanez and was met with generally positive reception. Supporting acts for the lineup were pop artist Daya, electric dance music trio Cheat Codes and synthpop band Panama Wedding.

The prior year, hip hop duo Rae Sremmurd led a lineup that also featured indie pop group Saint Motel, rapper Wes Walker and tropical house music DJ Matoma.

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