Mo Pop day 1 was one of the hippest fests of the summer, so we couldn’t wait to get started on Sunday, day 2. There were more popular young artists like Daniel Caesar, Brockhampton, and more classic big indie acts like The National and St. Vincent rounding out the weekend for those must see festival sets of the year. Check our highlights below to see what our favorite acts were from day 2.
Daniel was one of our must see sets at Coachella this year, and he did not disappoint. He was also one of our biggest highlights for Mo Pop of the entire weekend. The soulful spotlight placed on the young Daniel really sets the mood and tone for a loving and gratifying Sunday. It was an incredible performance that really rocked us to the core, and got us excited for the rest of the night.
Brockhampton have been through a lot recently, and regrouped and came back harder than ever to bring a full set of hype, excitement, and summer fun. Their set at Mo Pop reinvigorated a potentially sleepy Sunday crowd and really got the party started for the rest of the evening. Their sunset performance was unforgettable, and the multi membered, self-proclaimed boy band ran through hit after hit. Glad to see them back on the festival circuit.
Portugal. The Man
Portugal. The Man has stunned at every fest we’ve ever seen him at, and that mean’s he’s a constant stunner. He also plays a huge arena show at Shrine Auditorium with Cuco August 10th, so make sure not to miss him if you’re in the Los Angeles area. If you’re not, then he’ll probably be coming to one of your favorite fests soon! He played almost all the best festivals in 2018, and his inclusion at Mo Pop was a no brainer. His set delivered quirky rock and tongue and cheek speactale, which the audience went wild for.
The stunning St. Vincent melted hearts with her hypnotic live show, featuring incredible choreography, dazzling stage lighting, and boogie down grove tracks that everyone loved. She’s made for the spotlight, and the audience couldn’t get enough of her soulful and poignant pop.
The National are festival headliners extraordinaire. They dazzled at Shaky Knees, the last Sasquatch Fest until potentially 2020, and closed out the night to a perfect Mo Pop Fest. What more could you ask for?
Photos by Tony Vasquez, words by Belinda Vasquez