Event Photos: Machine Gun Kelly and Young & Reckless at 8 Fest in Ohio + Mixtape Download
On May 21st, Ohio Hip-hop Superstar Machine Gun Kelly hit up Ohio’s 8 Fest accompanied by Young & Reckless — a lifestyle brand created by Drama from MTV‘s Rob Dyrdek‘s Fantasy Factory.
The 8th Annual Musical Festival and Benefit Concert kicked off in Athens, Ohio near Ohio University. It was a BYOB event so you know it was wild!
This year, the festival raised charitable donations for great causes such as Don’t Break the Bond, Project Lifesaver, and SALT (Seniors and Law Enforcement Together).
The event included three stages and 25+ and musical acts like Ohio’s own, Machine Gun Kelly. MGK fans were “Laced Up” with MGK t-shirts and even tattoos!!!
Check out photos from the event and we’ve added a link to the official 8 Fest mixtape below. Dubbing the festival “Rage Fest,” Drama says:
This thing made Coachella look like a suit and tie event! Just wastedddd college kids everywhere, covered in mud and on the verge of being passed out drunk. In other words…..amazing! To be honest, its refreshing to go back to Ohio and see people just having the time of there lives and not caring about anything but having fun and listening to music. I love Ohio and this reminded me how proud I am to be from there.”
It seems MGK and Y&R are becoming synonymous as the brand has sponsored some recent shows and he’s the face of the brand’s Summer 2011 line.
Shop their new Men’s and Women’s t-shirts and accessories at youngandreckless.com. See photos and video from Machine Gun Kelly‘s show at The Roxy here. Listen to the first half of the two-disc mixtape below.
Listen & download
DJ E-V 8 Fest: The Mixtape (Hosted by MGK) Preview
The full mixtape is available at leakjones.com/8festmixtape.