Khalid, The 1975 And More Confirmed To Play Mo Pop Festival 2020

The eclectic Detroit festival will take place on 25 and 26 July at the city’s Historic Fort Wayne Park.

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The 1975 Mo Pop Festival
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Detroit’s Mo Pop Festival has announced its line-up for 2020, including headliners The 1975 and Khalid. The two-day event, which is relocating to the city’s Historic Fort Wayne Park, will also feature the likes of rapper Doja Cat, electro-pop duo Purity Ring, singer-songwriter Phoebe Bridgers and DJ KAYTRANDA.

Pre-sale for the festival, which will take place 25 and 26 July, begins 13 March at 10:00 am EDT, while general ticket sales will begin on 16 March at 10:00 am EDT.

Hippo Campus, Orville Peck, Still Woozy, Girl In Red, Peach Pit, Beabadoobee and Beach Bunny, among others, are also scheduled to play the two-stage event, which makes it possible for festivalgoers to catch every band, thanks to non-overlapping set times.

Attendees can also expect plenty of local fare in the Shipyard, which offers pop-up versions of Detroit’s most popular restaurants, while the Food Truck Rally Alley will host Michigan’s best mobile culinary offerings. Festivalgoers will also enjoy plenty of shopping opportunities in the Fleatroit Junk City pop-up flea market, as well as in the Craft Bazaar, which will feature handmade goods from local artisans. Haute To Death & Friends, the festival’s beloved dance party, will also make a return this year, as will an air-conditioned arcade tent, filled with plenty of throw-back favourites.

Known for its support of emerging musical acts, Mo Pop has hosted the likes of Billie Eilish (2018), James Bay (2015) and JR JR (2013) since its inaugural weekend in 2013. Last year’s festival, which featured Lizzo, Tame Impala and Vampire Weekend, boasted over 33,000 attendees and marked Mo Pop’s final year at West Riverfront Park, where it has taken place since 2015. The festival’s new location, the historic Fort Wayne, sits on the Detroit River and includes original 19th-century barracks.

Fans of The 1975 will have an opportunity to hear music from their much-anticipated, forthcoming album, Notes On A Conditional Form, available 24 April, while Khalid is supporting his most recent release, Free Spirit, which debuted at No.1 on the Billboard 200.

For more information on Mo Pop Festival, visit their official website.

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