Mo Pop Festival 2016

Mo Pop Festival 2016

July 23, 2016 - July 24, 2016
July 23, 2016 - July 24, 2016


Mo Pop Festival is a two day festival which has been taking place on the West Riverfront Park in Detroit, Michigan since 2013.

The festival is equipped with local vendor food trucks, craft and arcade tents, a biergarten and more making it fun for all ages.

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Shakey Graves
Joshua Tillman
Twin Peaks
Glass Animals

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Gerald Earl Gillum (born May 24, 1989), better known by his stage name G-Eazy, is an American rapper, songwriter and record producer from Oakland, California.[1] His debut album, These Things Happen was released on June 23, 2014, and received positive reviews from critics. The album peaked at number 3 on the US Billboard 200. His second album, When It's Dark Out, was released on December 4, 2015.


Glass Animals are an English indie rock band from Oxford.[2] The group released their debut album Zaba in June 2014 which was produced by Dave Bayley. The album was the first release on producer Paul Epworth's label Wolf Tone.

The band have toured internationally and featured on line ups at festivals such as Glastonbury,[3] Coachella,[4] Bonnaroo,[5] Lollapalooza, Reading/Leeds,[6] Falls, Southbound and Bestival, Their October 2015 US tour included two sold out shows at The Wiltern in LA and sold out shows across America including T5 in NYC, The Riverside in Milwaukee and The Midland in Kansas City.

The band performed the single "Gooey" on Late Night with Seth Meyers[7] in 2014 and again on The Late Show with David Letterman[8] on 24 February 2015.

Zaba was the band's debut album, which brought the band to 7 million listeners on Spotify in 2015. Their songs "Gooey", "Black Mambo" and "Toes" from Zaba are the most popular on Apple Music. The Deluxe version of Zaba was released in August 2015.[9]

The band visited both hemispheres and played over 130 shows in 2015 alone.

The band released 'Lose Control'[10] a collaborative track with Joey Bada$$ in October 2015.

On May 16, 2016, they announced that their second album will be titled How to Be a Human Being.[11]


Haim (pronounced HY-əm, /ˈh.əm/, Hebrew: חיים Life[2][a] and stylized as HAIM) is an American pop rock band from Los Angeles. The band consists of sisters Este, Danielle and Alana Haim, and drummer Dash Hutton. The group's pop sound on their studio work stands in contrast to the more rock-based music of their live shows.

The sisters grew up in a musical family, and began playing instruments from an early age in cover bands with their parents. They began performing as Haim in 2007, but did not seriously consider a professional career for some years. Este graduated with a degree in Ethnomusicology, while Danielle became a successful touring guitarist with Jenny Lewis and The Strokes' frontman, Julian Casablancas, on his solo tours. This led to Haim resuming as a full-time operation in 2012.

The group's first release, Forever (an EP released on a limited-time download), combined with positive reception at the South by Southwest festival, led to a deal with Polydor Records and a management deal with Jay Z's Roc Nation group in mid-2012. The band began recording material for their first album, Days Are Gone, in between touring, including appearances at the Glastonbury Festival. The album charted in the top ten in several countries, including the number one-spot in the UK, and the group had won several "best of" awards by the end of 2013. The group was nominated for Best New Artist at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards and is recording a second album.

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10 things we heard, saw, ate, and drank at Mo Pop 2016
MetroTimes  –  July 25, 2016
Ahh, Mo Pop. This otherwise magical summer music festival seems to be continuously plagued by insane weather. Last year there was a torrential downpour that flooded the festival grounds. This year temps soared above 90 degrees, making it feel like we were ...
MOPOP Festival 16 plays the West Riverfront Park in Detroit
The Detroit News  –  July 23, 2016
... Park in Detroit The Head and the Heart perform on the Fender Premium Audio Stage during the Mo Pop festival. Photo taken on Sunday, July 24, 2016 at West Riverfront Park in Detroit. Check out this story on
Experience mo' tech at Mo Pop 2016 with CNET, Roadshow
CNet  –  July 14, 2016
We're super-stoked for our next stop in our summer concert tour at the Mo Pop Festival on July 23 and 24! Enjoy some awesome music, food, and a one-of-a-kind festival experience. Join us in Detroit, Michigan, with our friends at Roadshow for killer music ...
Mo Pop Festival announces details
The Oakland Press  –  June 27, 2016
Mo Pop Festival organizers have announced the Saturday and Sunday daily lineups for 2016. SATURDAY, July 23 G-Eazy, HAIM, Glass Animals, BØRNS, FIDLAR, Twin Peaks, Bishop Briggs, Alex G, Panama Wedding, Coast Modern, Quilt, Tunde Olaniran. SUNDAY ...
Borns takes 'windy and wild' ride to pop glory with big North American and European tours on tap
Holland Sentinel  –  July 29, 2016
Last weekend at Detroit’s Mo Pop Festival, Borns earned a rousing reception for his psychedelic pop, especially from female fans who jammed the area in front of the stage. The audience of several thousand enthusiastically cheered the hits “10,000 ...
Troy Reimink: Entertainment doesn't make us stupid -- just dangerously passive
Traverse City Record-Eagle  –  July 29, 2016
A few days later at the Mo Pop Festival in Detroit, Tillman expanded on that idea: “On some level I do believe that it's connected, for us, to our passivity. We become powerless because we interact with (politics) as if it were entertainment.”
Keb' Mo' blows away Blue Balls Festival  –  July 26, 2016
Tip: Make sure to pop up to the ... and an awesome view of the festival courtyard down below. We got the chance to check out two amazing shows, twin sister duo Ibeyi on Friday night and soulful Rhythm and Blues musician Keb' Mo' on Saturday.
M83 closes out a successful Mo Pop festival weekend
Detroit Free Press  –  July 24, 2016
A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. The Mo Pop Festival hit Detroit's West Riverfront Park this weekend. (Photo: John Froelich, Special to the Free Press) An effervescent performance by M83 on Sunday night wrapped up the Mo Pop Festival's second ...
Father John Misty Responds To Strand Of Oaks’ Subtweet, XPN Criticism Of His Fest Lecture
Stereogum  –  July 22, 2016
After the XPN set, Tillman also played a Father John Misty set at Detroit’s Mo Pop Festival. During his time onstage in Detroit, Tillman attempted to address the fallout of the XPN show. The basic thesis of what he said on Detroit was this ...
6 Pop Things To Do In Kansas City This Weekend
KCUR 89.3 FM  –  July 21, 2016
Kansas City, Mo.; tickets: 5. Chipotle Cultivate Festival Pop-star chefs used to be a rarity, led by French-cooking queen Julia Child. Nowadays the high-profile chefs just keep coming, including Carla Hall of ABC-TV’s “The Chew” and Andrew Zimmern ...
Mo Pop brings music and more to the Detroit Riverfront
The Oakland Press  –  July 21, 2016
The annual Mo Pop festival visits Detroit’s Riverfront Park west of Joe Louis Arena for a second straight year, with two days (Saturday and Sunday, July 23-24) of performances by the likes of G-Easy, Haim, The Head and the Heart, M83, Father John Misty ...
Mo Pop: so pretty, so boutique, and so niche
MetroTimes  –  July 20, 2016
And now, you just hop over to West Riverfront Park for Mo Pop, which offers an amuse-bouche sampling of the bands and artists who are bringing us, well, more pop. We talked to one of the festival organizers, Daniel McGowan from Pontiac’s Crofoot, ...

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