[Photo Story] Movin’ On Music Festival Ends School Year On A High Note

Movin’ On, the annual end-of-the-year music festival, returned to the IM Fields Friday and served as a final sendoff before the conclusion of the spring semester. The music festival had performers engaging with students in the crowd and playing fan-favorite tunes well into the night.

Despite the dreary conditions, Mellow Honey, UPSAHL, Neon Trees, COIN, and J.I.D had students grooving all night long.

Our photographers were on the scene to capture the day unfold.

After Mellow Honey opened for the music festival, up-and-coming alternative and indie artist UPSAHL brought the energy to the first wave of crowds.

Her cherry-red track suit complemented her fiery red hair and icy white guitar.

She performed hits such as “People I Don’t Like” and “Melatonin” before singing “Good Girl Era (Side A),” which dropped earlier that day.

Neon Trees was next up and left ~everybody talking~ about its performance.

The crowds started to roll in at this point, and the pop rock band fired up the crowd with “Animal.”

Hilariously, lead singer Tyler Glenn asked, “Are we doing Borgs here? Or was it something I just saw on TikTok?”

Folks sang along to hits “Used To Like,” “Songs I Can’t Listen To,” “1983,” and of course, “Everybody Talks.”

After a brief intermission, the rain started to pick up, but COIN brought back energy into the crowd. Despite the weather, the vibes were high.

The back-to-back, 15-song setlist included “Chapstick Malibu,” “1992,” and “Crash My Car.”

Easily one of the loudest moments of the night was when the guitar riff started for “Talk Too Much.” The crowd erupted into cheers before singing along to the band’s top hit.

Darkness set over the IM Fields, and headliner J.I.D took the stage. Throughout most of his performance, he’d ask fans in the crowd to request a song for him to sing and ~take over aux~.

The Atlanta rapper hit a wide range of vocals with self-proclaimed high-level raps “Off Deez,” “Raydar,” “Big Black Truck,” “151 Rum,” and “Costa Rica.”

The fan-favorite track of the night was J.I.D’s “Stick.” Dreamville forever.

There was no shortage of energy in J.I.D’s performance. Whether he was jumping around or talking to fans in the crowd, he delivered as the headliner.

Despite the less-than-ideal forecast, Movin’ On wrapped up the school year with smiles and lost voices. See you next year, Penn State!

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