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Detroit’s Mo Pop Music Festival Returns This Weekend After Two Years Away – CBS Detroit

(CBS DETROIT) – Much like a long-awaited new season of a TV show or the reunion of an old familiar friend, Detroit’s annual Mo Pop Festival makes a hopeful return this weekend at Hart Plaza (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 amazing experience for Metro Detroiters and the local concert community.

Headlining the show is Detroit icon and legendary rapper Big Sean (Detroit 2), who last performed in Detroit at the Lions’ traditional Thanksgiving football game in front of a cheering crowd.

He’s also headlining this year’s Lollapalooza in Chicago and will perform in Detroit immediately after (July 31, 9:45 p.m.). R&B artist and partner/contemporary of Big Sean Jhene Aiko (Chilombo) whose pregnancy was recently announced, will perform before her set (July 31, 7:40 p.m.).

Other big names at this year’s festival include the eclectic Glass Animals (Dreamland) whose brand of psychedelic pop should be welcome at the festival (July 30, 9:45 p.m.) as well as Khruangbin (texas sun) from which recently released a new single Savannah (July 31, 8:40 p.m.).

Indie superstars Dominic Fike, Beach Bunny, Girl in Red and Dayglow will also perform.

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Additionally, many local artists will be featured, including Tiny Jag, Whu Else, Charity and Gabriel Duran, both at the festival and during the free pre-show tonight (July 29) at 6 p.m. from The Skip Detroit.

Besides music, several individual experiences are available.

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

The Craft Bazaar (sponsored by Handmade Detroit) includes many local artisans and artisans willing to sell their handmade goods to festival attendees.

Additional event information can be found on Mo Pop’s official website, including information on ticket packages. Passes for general admission one day ($149)/weekend ($199) and VIP one day ($349)/weekend ($399) are available here.

On-site parking will not be provided by the event. General event FAQs can be found here.

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