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Art Attack 2020 to Become Outdoor Music Festival

By Maryland Today Staff

UMD’s annual spring concert is undergoing a redesign this year in an effort to revamp and increase attendance at Art Attack, Student Entertainment Events (SEE) announced yesterday.

Art Attack is replacing the evening rap/hip-hop concert featured for the past few years, most recently in the Xfinity Center, with a daytime outdoor music festival on Saturday, May 2 in Maryland Stadium.

Art Attack’s 1984 beginnings, when artists made and shared art on McKeldin Mall, helped inspire the change, SEE Concerts Director Sam Choiniere wrote in a statement. The event’s lineup, which includes anything from a petting zoo to inflatables, will now take place in Maryland Stadium along with the music to create a daylong festival feel.

“Combining DIY events and activities typically associated with day events and the live music will foster a one-of-a-kind experience at Art Attack 2020 that we hope will enhance the UMD student experience while paying homage to the origin of this great event,” Choiniere wrote.

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