Baltimore’s Moonrise Festival sees strong sets from Run The Jewels, Dillstradamus, Lil Uzi Vert and Porter Robinson

Baltimore’s Moonrise Festival brought together some of the hottest EDM and hip hop acts for a two day bash. Our favorite sets and photos are below.
 
Run The Jewels


El-P and Killer Mike were one of the few rap acts to perform at Moonrise and were spotted to perform early in the afternoon. During their set, the crowd slowly grew until a solid-sized crowd developed for their encore of 2013’s self-titled track “Run The Jewels.” The politically-minded duo also talked about the importance of acceptance, respect and tolerance at the festival and in the world as a whole. 
 
Lil Uzi Vert


The young Philadelphia rapper performed in 76ers shorts and made nearby Baltimore feel like home. The highlight of his set was of course ‘XO Tour Life,’ but he also played older tracks before playing his best known song twice in a row to close out the set. 
 
Porter Robinson


With live vocals and percussion and the first fireworks of the night, Porter Robinson’s set was a masterful deep dive into his discography. Gathering probably the biggest crowd of the night, he played mostly music from 2014’s ‘Worlds’, including “Flicker” and “Sad Machine.”
 
Pretty Lights

Moonrise had smaller production and less backline than some other festivals so his headlining set felt a bit underwhelming. Although he did reach a explosive closing, the live set seemed to get less of a reaction than some of the weekends other trap, house or dubstep artists. 
 
Borgeous

The big room house DJ best known for his track “Tsunami” closed out Moonrise’s tent stage with a heavy set. His crowd rivaled Pretty Lights’ in size, and the deep, heavy bass could be felt throughout the festival grounds.
 
Dillstradamus

The highly anticipated set Dillon Francis and Dillstradamus was collaboration made for a festival. The pair dropped everything from Green Day to DJ Snake and played to a big, young crowd of ravers. Fireworks, pyrotechnics and confetti were let loose as the artists performed high above a sea of flags and totems to close out the weekend of music.

Brian Benton

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Baltimore’s Moonrise Festival sees strong sets from Run The Jewels, Dillstradamus, Lil Uzi Vert and Porter Robinson

Baltimore’s Moonrise Festival brought together some of the hottest EDM and hip hop acts for a two day bash. Our favorite sets and photos are below.
 
Run The Jewels


El-P and Killer Mike were one of the few rap acts to perform at Moonrise and were spotted to perform early in the afternoon. During their set, the crowd slowly grew until a solid-sized crowd developed for their encore of 2013’s self-titled track “Run The Jewels.” The politically-minded duo also talked about the importance of acceptance, respect and tolerance at the festival and in the world as a whole. 
 
Lil Uzi Vert


The young Philadelphia rapper performed in 76ers shorts and made nearby Baltimore feel like home. The highlight of his set was of course ‘XO Tour Life,’ but he also played older tracks before playing his best known song twice in a row to close out the set. 
 
Porter Robinson


With live vocals and percussion and the first fireworks of the night, Porter Robinson’s set was a masterful deep dive into his discography. Gathering probably the biggest crowd of the night, he played mostly music from 2014’s ‘Worlds’, including “Flicker” and “Sad Machine.”
 
Pretty Lights

Moonrise had smaller production and less backline than some other festivals so his headlining set felt a bit underwhelming. Although he did reach a explosive closing, the live set seemed to get less of a reaction than some of the weekends other trap, house or dubstep artists. 
 
Borgeous

The big room house DJ best known for his track “Tsunami” closed out Moonrise’s tent stage with a heavy set. His crowd rivaled Pretty Lights’ in size, and the deep, heavy bass could be felt throughout the festival grounds.
 
Dillstradamus

The highly anticipated set Dillon Francis and Dillstradamus was collaboration made for a festival. The pair dropped everything from Green Day to DJ Snake and played to a big, young crowd of ravers. Fireworks, pyrotechnics and confetti were let loose as the artists performed high above a sea of flags and totems to close out the weekend of music.

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