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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Tame Impala, Vampire Weekend, Lizzo tapped to headline Detroit's Mo Pop Festival

Posted By on Tue, Mar 5, 2019 at 11:57 AM

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Your "Apocolypse Dreams" are coming true thanks to the seventh edition of Detroit's Mo Pop Festival, which announced its 2019 lineup Tuesday morning.



The annual weekend-long festival celebrating a wide array of independent music as well as major acts that have inspired up-and-coming artists, will pop-off along Detroit's West Riverfront Park July 27 and 28. Kevin Parker's Australian psych-pop outfit, Tame Impala leads the lineup along with the highly anticipated return of Vampire Weekend.

The lineup is rounded out with 20 additional acts including Ella Mai, Kali Uchis, and Detroit-native Lizzo. The two-day event will also feature King Princess, The Story So Far, NoName, Snail Mail, and Metro Times' artist to watch, Siena Liggins.


Last year's event included performances from the National, Portugal. The Man, St. Vincent, and Bon Iver – marking the project's first metro Detroit appearance in over a decade.

While Mo Pop prides itself on not repeating a performer or artist in its line-up, this year's event will see the return of festival favorites like the locally sourced eats via the Food Truck Alley, a Craft Bazaar, interactive art installations, and the Mo Arcade, which features vintage video games, live DJ's, and air conditioning.

Festival passes can be purchased starting on Friday, March 8 at 10 a.m. here. Single day tickets will be made available for $75 while weekend passes are $109, and four-pack specials are also offered for $399.

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