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Duke University Union announces Old Duke headliner

Nathaniel Motte of electronic duo 3OH!3 performs at Bamboozle Music Festival in 2008.

3OH!3 and Sammy Adams will headline Old Duke this year, Duke University Union told The Chronicle Monday. 

“We hope that this year's Old Duke lineup will help students begin to reflect on the extraordinary year we've had on campus and that students will recognize these artists' songs from our middle school and elementary days,” wrote senior Dylan Posner, DUU campus concerts chair, in an email to The Chronicle. 

The electronic music duo 3OH!3 is best known for its 2008 single “Don’t Trust Me,” which reached No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100. Its singles “Starstrukk” and “My First Kiss,” which features Kesha, have also reached great acclaim.

Hip hop artist Sammy Adams released his first EP, “Boston’s Boy,” in 2010, which reached No. 73 on the Billboard 200. He released “I Hate College (Remix),” a parody of rapper Asher Roth’s “I Love College,” on YouTube in 2009. 

Last year’s headliner was rapper Lupe Fiasco, and other past acts include rapper Sean Kingston in 2016 and singer Vanessa Carlton in 2015. Rapper Lil Jon was slated to perform in 2017, but had to cancel due to weather concerns.

The concert is Thursday, April 4, at 8 p.m. on Abele Quad, and students are encouraged to arrive promptly after doors open at 7 p.m., as Sammy Adams will start performing promptly at 8. Duke IDs are required for admittance.