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Beyoncé Announced as Surprise Movin’ On Headliner

Rumors ran rampant earlier this year, when whispers spread that pop-icon Beyoncé was in State College and would perform with her husband Jay-Z for his tour stop at the BJC.

Sources now confirm that Penn Staters will finally get a chance to see the pop queen as this year’s surprise headlining act at the Movin’ On spring music festival.

Rumors circulated after only one student band was chosen as the winner of the Movin’ On Battle of the Bands, a competition that allows students to win a spot opening for the headliners of the spring music festival. The battle traditionally has two winners.

The reason behind the cut was initially unclear, but a spokesperson for the Movin’ On has confirmed in a statement that Beyoncé has officially been added to round out the lineup, which already includes major acts such as Sky Ferreira, Aloe Blac, Fitz and the Tantrums, and A$AP Rocky.

“We’re tired of students bitching out our acts,” said the spokesperson. “So we went big this year. She’s very excited to perform in Central Pennsylvania.”

The Student Activity Fee Board announced that it will raise the student activity fee an additional $50 per student, and cut all CATA Bus routes starting April 1 in order to fund the performance.

Beyoncé, who recently completed her world tour, will take the stage April 26 at Movin’ On as the final act. Unfortunately for rap fans, Jay-Z will not perform with his significant other, as he will be too busy doing literally anything else.

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Sarah Caskie

Sarah is a senior majoring in Journalism. She can usually be found at Saint’s looking up cat videos, or writing about music and stuff. She can be reached on Twitter at @classycaskie or via email at [email protected]

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