The Forbes Under 30 Music Festival, which will close the main programming segment of the Forbes Under 30 Summit, just added a lot of firepower: pop sensation Shawn Mendes and Fetty Wap, the hip-hop juggernaut who has three of the top 20 songs on the charts right now.
They join a lineup that already includes Lindsey Stirling and Hanson. (Avicii, who was also originally on the lineup, has canceled all touring and promotional activities for the rest of the year due to health problems. He has committed to co-headline next year’s Festival.)
Fetty Wap, who will make a guest performance, skyrocketed into the hip-hop and pop stratosphere over the past year with “Trap Queen,” which has tallied over 230 million views on YouTube en route to becoming the breakout hit of 2015. The 24-year-old New Jersey native was discovered by Google-backed 300 Entertainment, a label founded by some of Def Jam’s top alums. His debut album comes out Sept 25th.
Shawn Mendes is following the path of fellow Canadians Justin Bieber and Drake, getting big enough on the Internet–specifically, Vine–to earn a major label record deal. In April, the 17-year-old singer-songwriter released his first studio album, Handwritten, and it went to No. 1 on the charts in the U.S., Canada and Norway thanks in part to hit single “Stitches.”
The show will take place on Tuesday, October 6th on the Festival Pier on Philadelphia’s Penn’s Landing. VIP tickets, which allow for expedited and early entry to their first-come, first-served concert, are currently on sale via Ticketmaster.
On Monday, 8,000 free tickets will be given away to people who take positive actions to end extreme poverty through our partner, Global Citizen.