Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Raleigh's Hopscotch Festival reveals lineup

The third annual Hopscotch Music Festival revealed it's 2012 lineup today. The 3-day festival, which takes place in Raleigh September 6-8 this year, boasts headliners the Roots (pictured), The Jesus & Mary Chain, Built to Spill, Yo La Tengo, and Liars. Many scheduled acts have regional ties. Carolina-rooted acts include the DB's, Corrosion of Conformity, Valient Thorr, Megafaun (who are paired with Arnold Dreyblatt), Cities, Shirlette & the Dynamite Brothers, Michael Rank & Stag, Birds of Avalon, Shovels & Rope, Roman Candle, and Charlotte acts Paint Fumes and Young & in the Way. Chapel Hill's Merge Records have Wye Oak, the Mountain Goats, Superchunk's Mac McCaughan, Versus, and Lampchop on the bill.

Other notable acts include Damien Jurado, Dan Deacon, Zola Jesus, Baroness, Oneida, Deerhoof, Samantha Crain, and Hacienda. That list only scratches the surface though. To view the entire lineup go here. Concerts take place at 15 downtown venues and Hopscotch features 175 acts.

Three-day passes are now available for $110. A limited number of VIP wristbands, which include admission to all clubs as well as the City Plaza concerts Friday and Saturday and other VIP bonuses, are selling out fast (at $165). Single day passes ranging from $55 to $75 go on sale in July. Tickets to the all ages City Plaza concerts (which run from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday) will also be available for $34 a day. Club shows begin around 8 or 9 each night and admission is subject to capacity. Tickets are available through For more information on the show visit


  1. Man that is a sad lineup. Moogfest is way better. On another note it's sad Charlotte doesn't have a music festival downtown anymore. We finally have more than enough venues in close proximity to throw an awesome music festival. It could be great

  2. I agree, i miss Center CityFest. Lets bring a Music Festival back to Charlotte. AWOL is doing a fine job, lets build on that.

  3. This looks to be the weakest Hopscotch yet. Granted JaMC, Built to Spill and Yo La Tengo are big bands, there just aren't many of the younger, more exciting bands they've had previously. While Danny Brown and Zola Jesus are fairly buzzy, both seem to be more like a Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, who you won't hear much about next year, versus somebody like Real Estate. Speaking of Real Estate, the only artist that excites me on this poster is Ducktails.

  4. 1st 2 Hopscotch's were far superior although SUNNO)))and Papa M are highlights.