Foster the People, Run the Jewels Headline This Weekend’s Mo Pop Festival in Detroit

Bishop Briggs performs at the Mo Pop Festival in July 2016.

The hottest alt rock and hip-hop acts will perform at Detroit’s West Riverfront Park July 29-30 for the fifth annual Mo Pop Festival.

Other notable artists will include a few Michigan-based acts – Heaters, Stef Chura, Humons and Michigander – along with emerging artists Jay Som, Mondo Cozmo, Waaves, Middle Kids, Vance Joy and Arkells. The full lineup is listed below.

With the Detroit skyline, Windsor, Ontario cityscape and local riverfront serving the festival’s premier backdrop, this is the third year Mo Pop has called the Motor City home.

In 2013 and 2014, the former one-day festival took place at Freedom Hill Amphitheatre (now the Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre) in Sterling Heights, Mich. Mo Pop expanded to a two-day event in 2015 when festival organizers decided to move it to downtown Detroit.

Also during Mo Pop, festivalgoers will enjoy a food truck rally alley; a craft bazaar with jewelry, clothing and accessories from Motor City artisans; classic arcade games in a Mo Arcade air conditioned tent and an eating and drinking experience known as The Shipyard.

Additional music and entertainment will be available each night after the festival with Mo Pop After Parties. Waaves will host an after party at the Majestic Complex in Midtown Saturday night, while Arkells will close out the festival Sunday night at PJ’s Lager House in Corktown.

Mo Pop tickets are still available. Weekend general admission tickets are $125 each, and four-pack tickets are $379.

Single-day general admission tickets are $75 each before the day of the show. Otherwise, tickets are $90 each when purchased on Saturday and Sunday.

For details, visit the festival website.

2017 Mo Pop Festival lineup:

Foster the People

Run the Jewels





Grace Mitchell

Mondo Cozmo

Jay Som





Tyler the Creator

Vance Joy



Middle Kids


White Reaper

Stef Chura



Stratton Setlist Snapshot: Detroit Hosts Day 1 of Mo Pop Festival

Stratton Setlist Snapshot: Mo Pop Day 2 Sizzles in Detroit

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