Louis the Child Will Headline Modstock 2017

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Updated: April 27, 2017 1:33 a.m.


Students should get ready for a “Fire” night next week, as Louis the Child will be performing at Boston College.

The Chicago-based duo will headline this year’s Modstock festival, the Campus Activities Board (CAB) announced today. The group creates electronic-pop music and has hits such as “It’s Strange” and “Weekend.”

Modstock will take place on Thursday, May 4 at the Mod Lot from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. The winner of BC’s Best, which will be decided on Thursday night, will be the opening act of the show. CAB will sell 5,000 tickets on Friday and Saturday.

Louis the Child consists of Robby Hauldren and Freddy Kennett. Hauldren attended one year at the University of Southern California before dropping out to pursue his music career.

The two met at a concert while in high school and began to play in small venues in 2013 and 2014.

Their single, “It’s Strange” was praised by Taylor Swift and was featured on the FIFA 16 soundtrack.

The duo has opened for artists such as Madeon and The Chainsmokers. They have also performed at Coachella, the Electric Forest Festival, Electric Zoo New York, and Lollapalooza.

In December, the two joined forces with Pell and created the band Pellican Child, whose six-track EP is due this year.

Previously, Modstock has featured artists such as T-Pain, Ludacris, and Macklemore.

Modstock is the third concert hosted by CAB this year. Earlier this year, it hosted StokesSet featuring Misterwives and Plexapalooza featuring Marshmello.

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