MoPop Music Fest Announces 2018 Line-Up; Bon Iver Returns to Detroit For First Time in a Decade

“It’s the best line-up we’ve ever had,” says festival producer Dan McGowan.

Courtesy of Mo Pop

The 2018 Mo Pop Music Festival returns to the west river front park in downtown Detroit this July

Bon Iver, St. Vincent and The National are the big headliners along with many upcoming acts. 

Dan McGowan of The Crofoot Presents speaks with WDET’s Ryan Patrick Hooper to preview the Mo Pop lineup. 

McGowan, who helps put the festival together, thinks this year is “the best line-up we’ve ever had.” 

Jason Rogalewski from AEG Presents, another one of Mo Pop’s producers, also joins the show. 

“It definitely feels like a step forward, which is what we wanted,” Rogalewski says. “We spent a little more, worked a little harder on the bands and it’s reflected in the line-up.” 

Click on the audio player above for the full conversation. 


  • Ryan Patrick Hooper
    Ryan Patrick Hooper is the award-winning host of "In the Groove" on 101.9 WDET-FM Detroit’s NPR station. Hooper has covered stories for the New York Times, NPR, Detroit Free Press, Hour Detroit, SPIN and Paste magazine.