Mo Pop Pageant, Fashionable Detroit Occasion Since 2013, Indefinitely Suspended

Lizzo performs at Mo Pop Pageant in 2019. Photograph: Scott Legato/Getty Pictures

Detroit’s Mo Pop Pageant, which has hosted main names in indie rock, pop, and hip-hop over the previous decade, has been indefinitely suspended.

Producers AEG Presents introduced late yesterday (February 28) that the boutique pageant is occurring “hiatus from the annual out of doors pageant mannequin,” referring to the July pageant staged in downtown Detroit. The corporate added within the announcement that it’s going to introduce the Mo Pop Presents model, which can program “specialty activations and live performance tie-ins” in metro Detroit.

Mo Pop had moved final summer season from West Riverfront Park to Hart Plaza, the place the 2022 line-up included Huge Sean, Jhené Aiko, Glass Animals, Euphoria star Dominic Fike, Moist Leg, Khruangbin, woman in pink, and Tiny Jag.

‘This isn’t a goodbye’

As reported by the Detroit Free Press, rumors of its potential demise had been circulating across the metropolis and the business in latest occasions. AEG stated that the pageant had confronted “surprising challenges” after the two-year absence brought on by the pandemic. A press release on the festival website reads: “This isn’t a goodbye. That is our ongoing love letter to our followers and Detroit.”

Followers of Mo Pop are being invited to join a e-newsletter to be told of Mo Pop Presents occasions. “Though we could look completely different,” stated organizers, “we promise to proceed our mission to showcase up and coming artists together with welcoming again a few of your favorites from Mo Pop over time.”

Amongst the most important names to play the pageant lately had been Bon Iver, Modest Mouse, Lizzo, Huge Sean, The 1975, Vampire Weekend and, in 2018, as she started her rise to world prominence, Billie Eilish. Whole audiences throughout the two-day occasion lately had averaged some 30,000.

Mo Pop launched in 2013 as a one-day occasion held at Freedom Hill within the Sterling Heights suburb of Detroit, with artists reminiscent of Andrew Hen and Previous Crow Medication Present. It moved to West Riverfront Park within the metropolis two years later.

Learn uDiscover Music’s information to the 2023 pageant season.