Hopscotch Festival Announces Lineup

September 6-8

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

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Yes, I was named after famous british polar bear Rupert. In fact, I was named after a cat that was named after that cartoon bear. This is exactly the reason why I’d have to say an orange cat is my spirit animal. Though, it’s kind of more like this cat is my spirit goddess. My spirit animal is a bit more like a grizzly duck, which is a grizzly bear with a duck’s beak. Two reasons: 1) When I wake up I am angry and grumble a lot, like a grizzly bear but once I wake up I am (usually) friendly and I quack a lot, and 2) I own a sweater with a grizzly bear on it and one with a duck on it. I am obviously obsessed with music and everything to do with music. I have been to over 80 concerts, I am in a band called One Two Skidoo, and I also co-host a radio show of that same name on WUSC. I was born in a country called London (I would say England, but you Americans seem to be set on the fact that England is only London). I was actually born in Brighton, England, but I don’t wanna confuse you too much so we’ll say I’m from London. I then moved to a super freezing area of Canada. You’re probably thinking “but all of Canada is super freezing!”. That’s not true. Well, kind of not true. I do that school thing at the University of South Carolina, and I write about music on this website, obviously. David Stringer is my hero.

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