The lineup for the Hopscotch Music Festival, which will take over downtown Raleigh, NC from Sept. 5-7, has been announced. As always, it's one of the more impressively curated summer fests, pulling from a mixture of local and regional favorites and impressive but unobvious national/international names, with a decided focus on the experimental end of the spectrum.
Headliners this year include rapper Big Boi, who torched the Georgia Theatre last week (but not really y'all: jokes!), psych rock legends Spiritualized and alt-rockers The Breeders, who will perform their famed 1993 album Last Splash in its entirety. Velvet Undergrounder-turned-chamber-pop hero John Cale will perform, as will Odd Future enigma Earl Sweatshirt and the steadily awesome Kurt Vile and the Violators.
The full lineup is below. Three-day wristbands for the fest are $125 (VIP 'bands are $180), and can be purchased here. Having attended the event last year, I can say with some authority that it's one of the more satisfying festival experiences out there.
Big Boi, Spiritualized, The Breeders play Last Splash, Local Natives, John Cale, Sleep, Earl Sweatshirt, Low, Kurt Vile and the Violators, Future Islands, Action Bronson, Matthew Dear, Oblivians, The Rosebuds play Sade’s Love Deluxe, Califone, ADULT., Merzbow, Chatham County Line, Mikal Cronin, Pere Ubu, Marnie Stern, Pig Destroyer, Ryan Hemsworth, Pissed Jeans, Matmos, Grouper, American Aquarium, Waxahatchee, XXYYXX, Charlemagne Palestine, Wolf Eyes, Mount Moriah play Miracle Temple, Mount Moriah and The Letting Go, Angel Olsen, Purling Hiss, Holly Herndon, WOLD, Richard Youngs, Torres, Night Beds, Houses, Big Black Delta, Jonathan Kane’s February, Gorguts, Amor de Días, Foot Village, Doug Paisley, Kopecky Family Band, ASG, Lapalux, Riton, Ken Vandermark & Tim Daisy Duo, Lonnie Holley, Nightlands, Pelt, Charalambides, Evoken, Inter Arma, Ashrae Fax, The Backsliders, Ex Cops, Helado Negro, Fat Tony, Sal Mineo, Slavic Soul Party!, SUUNS, High Wolf, Ex-Cult, Endless Boogie, San Fermin, Magik Markers, Lady Lamb The Beekeeper, David Grubbs, Swearin’, Shannon Whitworth, Pharmakon, Dauwd, Cy Dune, Jeanne Jolly, Majical Cloudz, Golden Void, Malcolm Holcombe, Rose Windows, Leech, Daniel Bachman, Deleted Scenes, Overmountain Men, Alpoko Don, Whatever Brains, Dan Friel, UBT, OXYxMORON, Double Negative, Spacin’, Survival, Expo ’70, Broken Prayer, Cian Nugent, Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba, The Beets, High Highs, Gross Ghost, The Lollipops, The Kingsbury Manx, Toddlers, Protomartyr, Loincloth, Arborea, Water Liars, Libraness, Zen Frisbee, Cesar Comanche, Coke Bust, Speedy Ortiz, Drug Yacht, Ilyas Ahmed, Mike Shiflet, Alexander Turnquist, Ahleuchatistas, Villages, The Everymen, Sylvan Esso, Katharine Whalen, Jamaican Queens, Last Year’s Men, Dub Addis, Ryan Gustafson’s The Dead Tongues, Shirlette Ammons T4GB, The Dreebs, Plume Giant, Airstrip, Ironing Board Sam, Nathan Bowles, Schooner, Terry Anderson and the Olympic Ass-Kickin Team, The Shilohs, Solar Halos, Beloved Binge, Regina Hexaphone, Bitter Resolve, TONK, Richard Bacchus & the Luckiest Girls, Morning Brigade, Prypyat, High Aura’d, Horse Lords, Turf War, The Human Eyes, Old Quarter, The South Carolina Broadcasters, Maple Stave, Melissa Swingle, DJ Paypal, Wichita Falls, Boyzone, Casual Curious, Ama Divers, Body Games, Estrangers, Noise Trauma, Black Zinfandel, Twilighter, Waumiss, Co., Midnight Plus One, Spooky Woods, Wool, Eros & the Eschaton, Late Bloomer, Saints Apollo
Flagpole will report from Hopscotch in September. Stay tuned.