Hopscotch Music Festival 2012 Lineup
Raleigh, N.C.-based The Independent Weekly has announced the lineup for this year’s Hopscotch Festival, which will be headlined by Scottish alt-rockers the Jesus and Mary Chain and Philly hip-hop heroes the Roots.
The rest of the bill is pretty impressive, with acts like Built to Spill, Yo La Tengo, Liars, Sunn O))) and Zola Jesus scheduled to appear. There is also a number of bands from Durham, N.C.’s Merge Records like Lambchop, Versus NYC and Wye Oak. A total of 175 artists will perform during the weekend of September 6-8.
While notable national and international acts will entertain thousands during the Hopscotch Festival, organizers are not straying from focusing on local talent and the Raleigh community.
“We’ve added three larger rooms, but we’ve also kept the walkable downtown footprint,” says Hopscotch founder and director Greg Lowenhagen. “It should still feel like Hopscotch weekend here in Raleigh. The festival just features more national names mixed in with local favorites.”
The Hopscotch Festival takes place in 15 venues all over downtown Raleigh. Weekend tickets start at $110 and single day tickets are available from $55-$75. Tickets for both the Jesus and Mary Chain and Roots headlining shows can be purchased for $34 each. See the full lineup and ticket info here.