Popped! is a fest that has a pretty amazing history. It’s started out as a one day festival on Drexel University’s campus and has since exploded into a 2 day music extravaganza that is quite a feast for any indie music junkie.

Popped does a great job of blending the best of the best in the Philly music scene with a number of touring indie bands. Popped! has been host to artist like Vampire Weekend, Crystal Castles, Gogol Bordello, Mates of State, and many other ground breaking artists.

This weekend the lineup is just as stellar as years past. The Shins, The Hold Steady, Pretty Lights, Foster The People, along with Philly greats, Black Landlord, Sun Airway, and more.





Friday, September 23rd
10am | Box Office Opens
2:30 | Festival Gates Open
3:30 | Show Starts

Saturday, September 24th
10am | Box Office Opens
10:30am | Festival Gates Open
11:30 | Show Starts


The Liacouras Center box office, located at 1776 N. Broad Street on Temple University’s campus in Philadelphia, will be open starting at 10am for ticket purchases and will call pick-up September 23RD & Saturday, September 24TH.

Refund Policy

There will be no refunds. Festival is Rain or Shine. Artists subject to change.


There will be a number of ATMs available on or near the festival venue.


Children under 5 are admitted free. Strollers are allowed.


  • Earplugs
  • Non-professional film and digital cameras
  • Small backpacks or bags
  • Valid Driver’s License for will-call and/or to drink alcohol
  • Dancing shoes
  • A good attitude

Don’t Bring!

  • Weapons of ANY kind
  • Fireworks/explosives
  • Illegal Substances
  • Large coolers
  • Hard sided coolers
  • Picnic Baskets
  • Pets
  • Glass containers of any kind
  • Food / Drink / Water (all will be sold at the Festival)
  • Alcohol (alcohol will be sold at the Festival)
  • Instruments
  • Chains/Chain Wallets
  • Large backpacks
  • Umbrellas
  • Laser pointers
  • Professional still camera equipment (no detachable lenses, no tripods, big zooms, or commercial use rigs)
  • Audio/video recording equipment
  • No illegal vending is permitted. No unauthorized/unlicensed vendors allowed.

Words of Wisdom

Don’t litter! There will be waste reclamation stations located throughout the site for waste, compostables and recyclables. Keep all valuables with you at all times. There will be a Lost & Found available at the general information tent. For your safety, absolutely no weapons or illegal substances will be permitted.

Medical & Well Being

For those requiring medical assistance, there will be clearly marked medical tents available on site. Anyone bringing medication or a syringe for medical purposes will need to show your medication, prescription and a photo ID.