This Year’s Haverfest to be a Bi-Co Collaboration

The end of the semester is upon us, which means that Haverfest is this weekend. Though many of the hype stickers posted around campus in the last few weeks have faded, this year’s festival is looking to be as sunny and vibrant as ever.

In an email to all students, co-heads Cole Beecher’18 and Reid Cohen’18 elaborated on the event subtitle, “a Bi-co production,” by explaining that this year’s Haverfest Committee has been working closely with May Day organizers at Bryn Mawr to plan the weekend to be very inclusive across the Bi-Co. This year, Haverford and Bryn Mawr activities have been intentionally scheduled as a Bi-Co music festival, with Friday and Saturday hosted by Haverfest and Sunday hosted by Bryn Mawr’s Grand May Day. The email notes that Haverfest and May Day coordinators worked together to “co-manage resources, plan artists/events, and – more importantly – make both festivals more intentionally inclusive and welcoming to the entire Bi-Co community.”

Friday night festivities will feature Hardwork Movement, which headlined Haverfest last year. Saturday’s performers expected at Haverford include Jak Lizard, Riz La Vie, Julietta, S’natra, and Brasstracks. Taylor Bennett and OT Genasis will headline Grand May Day at Bryn Mawr on Sunday.

Leila Siegel, BMC ‘20 is optimistic that the Bi-Co collaboration won’t get in the way of Bryn Mawr traditions.

“I honestly have a fairly neutral opinion of the Haverfest-May Day collaboration right now, since it has never been done before,” said Siegel. “I can say I think this will definitely be different, seeing as how Bryn Mawr traditions and Haverfest Co-Heads have collaborated so much. I think it can be a success, and I think BMC can still keep its Mayday traditions.”

In a brief interview, Cohen also noted: “We’re really happy to be the people doing it. Haverfest has always been so great, and we’re trying to close out the year on a positive note.”

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