Disc jockey and music producer Diplo is known to jet set around the world.
His next stop: Chapel Hill.
The Carolina Union Activities Board is bringing the Philadelphia-based DJ to Memorial Hall this Saturday for $30,000.
Lauren Sacks, CUAB’s adviser, said the board tries to bring famous artists to UNC without breaking the bank.
“It all depends on how much they charge for booking, and which and how many days are available in Memorial Hall,” she said.
“A lot of factors go into the decision, and we’re not adverse to presenting more than one major performance per year … and making sure that the cost of these performances is not prohibitive to students.”
Evan Allan, CUAB’s music chairman, said he knew a well-known artist like Diplo would require a larger venue. The 1,400-seat Memorial Hall’s proved the logical choice.
To account for Diplo’s booking price, Sacks said students will be charged $12 per ticket, instead of the usual $10 student price.
As of Thursday at noon, the box office had sold less than half of the venue’s capacity —only 673 tickets.