Odesza joins bean-spillers Post Malone and 21 Savage on Preakness InfieldFest bill

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The owners of Pimlico Race Course announced today that rappers Post Malone and 21 Savage and electronic duo Odesza will headline the InfieldFest at this year’s Preakness Stakes.

As The Sun‘s Wesley Case astutely pointed out back in February, the rappers behind the hit song “Rockstar” spilled the beans on their appearance when they announced a full tour. Oh well.

Rounding out the lineup are two DJs, Frank Walker and DJ Vice. And rather than two stages, this year’s InfieldFest will only have one.

The Stronach Group, owners of both Pimlico Race Course and Laurel Park, said they are moving the Preakness store in the infield to allow party-goers to have a better view of the races and adding new betting lounges “to help the next generation of fans be part of all of the action.”

The MUG Club returns this year, allowing fans to drink unlimited beers for an extra $20 and access to everything else at InfieldFest. General admission tickets are $90.

One thing that will not be returning to the infield this year is Under Armour’s corporate tent. As The Sun first reported, the local sports apparel giant is pulling out of the neighboring, fancier Preakness Village this year.

Stronach is also upgrading the facilities there, installing chalets in place of tents. The Sun reported that Stronach will be showing off a chalet to prospective corporate clients near where Under Armour’s tent once stood.

Maryland Jockey Club president Sal Sinatra told the paper that sales are down so far this year, particularly in the infield, where they are off by 30 percent. But he said he expects things to pick up with the full announcement of the music lineup and as more buzz is generated about the horses running in the first leg of the Triple Crown, the Kentucky Derby.

Brandon Weigel

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