Detroit hosted the fifth annual MoPop Music Fest at West Riverfront Park over the weekend, drawing thousands for national and regional stars over a sun-splashed weekend. Browse images at Local Spins.
Detroit’s West Riverfront Park was transformed over the weekend into a sun-splashed musical party with 20,000 or so invitees.
The fifth annual MoPop Music Festival trotted out a star-studded lineup featuring Alt-J, Run the Jewels, Foster the People, Tyler, the Creator, Vance Joy, Solange, Middle Kids, Pyris, Phantogram, Mondo Cozmo, Pup, Jay Som, Wavves, Grace Mitchell, White Reaper, Shadowboxers, Arkells and others, along with up-and-coming Michigan artists like Grand Rapids’ Heaters, Kalamazoo’s Michigander, and Detroit’s Stef Chura and Humons.
Artists alternated between two stages — Captain Pabst and Grande — with crowds growing as each day wore on.
“Biggest crowd I’ve ever played for. It was very surreal. I’m still trying to process it in my head,” said Jason Singer, frontman for the anthemic Michigander, which played a 2:15 p.m. Saturday set for more than 2,000 people. “It’s so great that they put locals on the bill like they do.”
Singer described the festival atmosphere as “very chill,” giving him a chance to connect with national acts, including Jay Som and Middle Kids.
PHOTO GALLERY: MoPop Music Festival 2017 at Detroit’s West Riverfront Park
Photos by Anna Sink