Downtown Raleigh, NC
The Raleigh, NC based Hopscotch Festival has just announced a pretty fantastic looking lineup. SceneSC were there last year, and let me tell you, it was something else. You can check out my article about last year’s right here. When 2011′s lineup got announced I probably knew about 5% of the bands, but as I started to go through the list of 100+ acts I found some absolutely amazing artists. It ended up being one of the best festival lineups I’d ever seen with bands playing in some incredible venues. With the lineup announced today, I probably know about 10% of the bands, but I am excited to discover new ones.
Notable acts include Shovels & Rope, The Roots, Zola Jesus, Danny Brown, Exitmusic, Wye Oak, Yo La Tengo, and so many others. You can see the rest of the lineup on their website. The atmosphere of Hopscotch is something beautiful. Everyone is so happy to be there and there is just a buzz hanging over everyone throughout the whole weekend.
Tickets are priced at $165 for a VIP pass and $110 for a regular 3-day pass. The 1-day passes will be available in July. You can see the lineup, ticket information, and more on their website: http://www.hopscotchmusicfest.com