Detroit’s Mo Pop Music Festival returns this weekend after a two-year hiatus


(TBEN DETROIT) – Like a highly anticipated new season of a TV show or reuniting with an old, familiar friend, Detroit’s annual Mo Pop festival returns with hope to Hart Plaza this weekend (July 30-31).

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This is the first Mo Pop festival since 2019 and expectations are high for what should be an incredible experience for Metro Detroiters and the local concert community.

The show’s headliner is Detroit icon and legendary rapper Big Sean (Detroit 2), who last performed in Detroit at the traditional Lions Thanksgiving football game before a captivating crowd.

He’s also headlining this year’s Lollapalooza in Chicago and will be performing in Detroit immediately after (July 31; 9:45 PM). R&B artist and Big Sean Contemporary/partner Jhene Aiko (chilombo) who recently announced her pregnancy will perform for his set (July 31, 7:40 PM).

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Other big names at this year’s festival include the eclectic Glass Animals (dreamland) whose brand of psychedelic pop should be a welcome addition to the festival (July 30, 9:45 PM) and Khruangbin (Texas sun) whose new single was recently released Savannah (July 31, 8:40 PM).

Indie superstars Dominic Fike, Beach Bunny, Girl in Red and Dayglow will all be performing as well.

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Additionally, many local acts will be spotlighted, including Tiny Jag, Whu Else, Charity and Gabriel Duran, both at the festival and during the free pre-show tonight (July 29) at 6:00 PM from The Skip Detroit.

In addition to the music, several individual experiences are available.

If food is more your thing, The Shipyard will feature many pop-up restaurants from established Detroit eateries and Food Trucks Array will have its own lineup of independent chefs.

The Craft Bazaar (sponsored by Handmade Detroit) features many local artisans and artisans ready to sell their handmade goods to festival visitors.

Additional information about the event can be found on Mo Pop’s official website, including ticket package information. General Admission One Day ($149) / Weekend ($199) and VIP One Day ($349) / Weekend ($399) passes are available here.

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Parking on site is not possible due to the event. General FAQs about the event can be found here.

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