Lizzo performs at Mo Pop Pageant in 2019. Picture: 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’ll 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 time from West Riverfront Park to Hart Plaza, the place the 2022 line-up included Large Sean, Jhené Aiko, Glass Animals, Euphoria star Dominic Fike, Moist Leg, Khruangbin, lady in crimson, 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 trade in current occasions. AEG stated that the pageant had confronted “sudden challenges” after the two-year absence brought on by the pandemic. A press release on the pageant web site 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 learn 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 through the years.”
Among the many main names to play the pageant in recent times had been Bon Iver, Modest Mouse, Lizzo, Large Sean, The 1975, Vampire Weekend and, in 2018, as she started her rise to international prominence, Billie Eilish. Complete audiences throughout the two-day occasion in recent times 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occasion held at Freedom Hill within the Sterling Heights suburb of Detroit, with artists akin to Andrew Fowl and Outdated Crow Medication Present.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.