2nd Wave of Artists Announced

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Hopscotch Music Festival returns for it’s ninth year to downtown Raleigh, N.C., Sept. 6-8. Described as “America’s (secretly) best festival” and “the premiere experimental and underground festival in America,” Hopscotch features over 120 acts performing within Raleigh’s walkable downtown footprint.

This year’s main stage headliners will be Miguel, Nile Rodgers & Chic, Grizzly Bear, The Flaming Lips, MC50 performing MC5’s ‘Kick out the Jams’, and more. Belle & Sebastian unfortunately will be taking September off to focus on recording and will no longer be performing at this year’s festival. Full mainstage bills are:

 

Red Hat Amphitheater: Friday, Sept 7

Miguel

DVSN

M8alla

 

Red Hat Amphitheater: Saturday, Sept 8

Nile Rodgers & Chic

Moses Sumney

Boulevards

 

City Plaza: Thursday, Sept 6

The Flaming Lips

Real Estate

HC McEntire

 

City Plaza: Friday, Sept 7

Grizzly Bear

Thundercat

Mipso

 

City Plaza: Saturday, Sept 8

MC50

Liz Phair

Speedy Ortiz

Zack Mexico

 

Individual tickets for main stage shows will be on-sale in July.

All remaining VIP and 3-Day passes are on sale now through www.hopscotchmusicfest.com and www.etix.com. 1-Day passes will go on sale later this summer.

Hopscotch is programmed by executive director Nathan Price. Grant Lyman, President of Live Nation Carolinas, the company that is responsible for the city-owned Red Hat Amphitheater’s calendar, worked closely with Price to program the main stage bills.

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This year’s poster was designed by Kaanchee Gandhi.