Photo essay: Melanie Martinez and Chvrches headlined All Things Go Fall Classic in D.C.

Singer Melanie Martinez closed out All Things Go Fall Classic with a theatrical performance featuring songs from her latest album, 'K-12' (Allison O'Reilly/For The Diamondback).

By Allison O’Reilly and Iris Vukmanovic

All Things Go Fall Classic returned to Washington, D.C., over the weekend for its annual pop music festival at Union Market. This year’s headliners were bands LANY and Chvrches on Saturday night as well as singers Betty Who and Melanie Martinez on Sunday.

Here are some of the best moments from the musicians’ various sets:

Paul Jason Klein, the lead singer of LANY, performed indie-pop hits with his band on Saturday, Oct. 12. He made a point to connect with the crowd, even standing on the barricade to embrace fans at one point (Allison O’Reilly/For The Diamondback).
Klein also played the keyboard during LANY’s set on Saturday while wearing Hi-Top Vans with a neon checker print on the sides (Allison O’Reilly/For The Diamondback).
Chvrches’ lead singer Lauren Mayberry performed in a glittery black jumpsuit and black platform boots on Saturday — and her singing voice was just as bold as her outfit (Allison O’Reilly/For The Diamondback).
Chvrches performed songs from all over its discography, including “The Mother We Share” from the band’s 2013 debut album and “Get Out” from its 2018 release, ‘Love Is Dead’ (Allison O’Reilly/For The Diamondback).
Australian singer Betty Who takes in the energy of the Sunday, Oct. 13 crowd while performing her track, “High Society” (Iris Vukmanovic/For The Diamondback).
Betty Who is no stranger to All Things Go, having performed at the festival every year since 2017 (Iris Vukmanovic/For The Diamondback).
Melanie Martinez put on a theatrical performance Sunday night, complete with intricate costumes and stage design. Her set closed out All Things Go with vibrant colors and a creative show (Iris Vukmanovic/For The Diamondback).
Martinez’s performance took the audience on the ‘K-12’ experience, drawing from the movie she released to accompany her latest album of the same name. Martinez performed as a child in school and her dancers acted as teachers, nurses or classmates (Allison O’Reilly/For The Diamondback).
During her track “Show & Tell,” Martinez stood restrained like a marionette in a box with a heart-shaped hole, facing the crowd as she danced (Allison O’Reilly/For The Diamondback).

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