Springfest, USC’s annual spring concert, is set to take place this Friday in McCarthy Quad. Here’s what you need to know before the show.
Doors open at 5 p.m. and will close at 11 p.m. Non-USC students will only be permitted to enter before 8:00 p.m.
Capacity at the venue is limited and will be made available on a first-come, first-served basis. The registration link can be found on the USC Concerts Instagram page as well as on the USC Recreational Sports website; however, registration for the event does not guarantee admission. Entry gates will be located off of Childs Way, in between Doheny Library and Pardee Lawn. An accessible entrance with ADA accommodations will be available between Leavey Library and the Trojan Grounds Starbucks.
What will you need? Not much. Valid USC IDs will be required at the door for admission. Bags will be allowed, but the Coliseum’s clear bag policy will apply. Bags larger than 12 inches by 12 inches will not be permitted. Extra money for on-site vendors and empty water bottles are encouraged.
Alcohol, drug paraphernalia, noise makers, professional recording devices, bags that do not follow the clear bag policy, drones, outside food and drink are all prohibited.
Denzel Curry is slated to headline the event. The 28-year-old rapper burst onto the scene in 2015 with his hit single “Ultimate,” which went viral on the social media app Vine.
“Everyone was hyped [up] about it back in high school,” said Alex Ma, a sophomore studying human behavior. “I’m definitely excited to see him.”
Curry has continued to release music — most recently, his album “Melt My Eyez See Your Future” in March of last year. He is scheduled to be on stage at Springfest from 10-11 p.m.
“I’m excited for Denzel, I’m not a huge fan but I’m excited because I want to go to a concert,” said Maria Willams, a freshman studying neuroscience.
Before Curry takes the stage, Devon Again will open the show at 7:40 p.m. and will be followed by Toro y Moi at 8:30 p.m. The concert will also feature USC student artists Phillip Cunningham Jr. at 5:30, Tippy Balady at 6:00, Alex Oliva at 6:30 and GRL! At 7:00.
In addition, Los Angeles-based food trucks such as Recess Truck, Kogi BBQ, The Boba Truck and Pie ‘N Burger will be present for students to purchase food.
Visit myrecsports.usc.edu to register for Springfest tickets.