Vampire Weekend, Crystal Castles for Popped! Festival

Mates Of State, Gogol Bordello are also Philly-bound

Vampire Weekend, Mates Of State, Crystal Castles and Gogol Bordello are among the acts scheduled to play this year’s Popped! Festival in Philadelphia.

The Ting Tings, Dan Deacon and Takka Takka will also take part in the event, which aims to provide the city with a sustainable, all-ages festival.

This is the second year of the Popped! Festival, running over three days from June 20-22 at three locations in PhiladelphiaDrexel University, Trocadero and World Café Live.

The festival has a green focus from recycling to educating concert-goers on the importance of a sustainable lifestyle.

The schedule is:

Friday June 20 – Trocadero Theatre:

Popped Kickoff Party

White T’s & White Belts

Steven Bloodbath

Special Performance by Slick Rick with Live Band!

Saturday June 21 – Drexel University:

Vampire Weekend

Mates of State

Crystal Castles

Gogol Bordello

Dan Deacon

Mr. Lif

Hoots & Hellmouth

The Ting Tings

Sunday June 22 – World Cafe Live

Daniel Johnston with The Capitol Years


Sam Champion

Gildon Works

Takka Takka

Tickley Feather


Project Jenny/Project Jan

Cheers Elephant

–By our New York staff.

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