One Republic and Luis Fonsi are set to perform at this year's NCAA March Madness Festival. Other performers include Panic! At the Disco, Maroon 5, Imagine Dragons, and more.
The free festival will kick off on March 30 at the Hemisfair in San Antonio, Texas and will wrap up on April 1. The men's annual Final Four championship game will take place at the same venue starting March 31.
On March 30, Kelsea Ballerini and Aldean will both take the stage. A day later, Fonsi and Imagine Dragons will perform. Daya, Maroon 5, Panic! At the Disco, and One Republic will perform on April 1.
Every year, the Music Festival brings over 150,000 music fans together. Last year's lineup featured Aerosmith, The Chainsmokers, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. Other artists who have performed at the festival include Fall Out Boy, Kendrick Lamar, Flo Rida, Tim McGraw, LL Cool J, The Black Keys, KISS, Dave Matthews Band, and more.
Ryan Tedder Talks About One Republic's Hiatus
Other than the upcoming festival, One Republic also made headlines recently after Ryan Tedder, the band's frontman explained the reason behind its hiatus.
"I was on the verge of a mental breakdown, not sleeping, on meds, not happy, anxiety on a crippling level and it was triggered from sheer exhaustion. I looked at a calendar, realized I had been gone 200 days of 2016 and still had 3 more weeks of being gone. From my family, my wife, my kids, my friends, basically my life. I also realized that had been the last 10 years. At that moment I wanted to quit, and almost did," explained Tedder.
Luis Fonsi's Success
Elsewhere, Fonsi also made headlines this week after he received the BMI Latin Music Awards for his hit song "Despacito." In his speech, Fonsi mentioned his older sister, as well as his hometown Puerto Rico.
Earlier this year, Fonsi talked about the success of his song and shared when he felt that it was becoming something bigger than he imagined.
"One was before we released it, when we were putting the video together, when I was talking to my director, Carlos Perez. I said, 'Carlos, I really have this special song.' Carlos is really different, and he knows. We've done videos together, I've played him demos, we talk a lot about music. So I said, 'Look, we have this really special song, we need to do something special, Daddy Yankee is involved," said Fonsi.