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The Hopscotch festival in Raleigh, North Carolina will celebrate its third year from Sept. 6-8, 2012 in downtown Raleigh, with 175 bands in 15 venues. The initial lineup, released today, runs the gamut from traditional indie favorites to punk to noise music to hip hop to noisy black metal and all stops in between, featuring performances from Built to Spill, sunn 0))), The Roots, The Jesus & Mary Chain (who played SXSW), Liars (who have a show coming up at Webster Hall), Baroness, Deerhoof, Death Grips (who play NYC soon and have new material on the way), Danny Brown (who was at Coachella and plays Prospect Park soon), Pallbearer (who play an exclusive East Coast Show soon), Screaming Females (who recently played NYC and are on tour now), Thee Oh Sees, The Spits (who just played NYC twice), Tenement, The Mountain Goats (two sets, one of which will be an all metal-covers set!) and so many more.

(and now we know the Jesus & Mary Chain are coming back soon)

Tickets are on sale. The full lineup and flyer (update: and a few more announced J&MC dates) are below...

Hopscotch 2012

Airstrip (Carrboro, N.C.)
Altar of Plagues (Cork, Ireland)
Altos (Milwaukee, Wis.)
Alvarius B. (Seattle, Wash.)
Amen Dunes (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
Arnold Dreyblatt and Megafaun (Berlin, Germany / Durham, N.C.)
Balam Acab (Mechanicsburg, P.A.)
Baroness (Savannah, Ga.)
Beat Report (Chapel Hill, N.C.)
Big Troubles (Ridgewood, N.J.)
Bill Orcutt (San Francisco, Calif.)
Bio Ritmo (Richmond, Va.)
BIrds of Avalon (Raleigh, N.C.)
Black Skies (Carrboro, N.C.)
Boy Friend (Austin, Texas)
Built to Spill (Boise, I.D.)
Burglar Fucker (Winston-Salem, N.C.)
Calico Haunts (Durham, N.C.)
Cantwell, Gomez & Jordan (Durham, N.C.)
Carlos Giffoni (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
Charles Latham (Durham, N.C.)
Charlie Parr (Duluth, M.N.)
Cheater Slicks (Boston, M.A.)
Chelsea Crowell (Nashville, T.N.)
Chris Forsyth & Koen Holtkamp (Philadelphia, P.A.)
Chuck Johnson (Oakland, Calif.)
Cities Aviv (Memphis, T.N.)
Class Actress (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
Co La (Baltimore, M.D.)
Colin Stetson (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
Corrosion of Conformity (Raleigh, N.C.)
Curtis Eller (Durham, N.C.)
Damien Jurado (Seattle, W.A.)
Dan Deacon (Baltimore, M.D.)
Danny Brown (Detroit, M.I.)
Death Grips (Sacramento, C.A.)
Deerhoof (San Francisco, C.A.)
Delicate Steve (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
Doldrums (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
Donovan Quinn (San Francisco, C.A.)
Dope Body (Baltimore, M.D.)
Drique London (Raleigh, N.C.)
Duchess Says (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
Ducktails (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
Elephant Micah (Bloomington, I.N.)
Escort (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
EXITmusic (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
Feltbattery (Hillsborough, N.C.)
Field Report (Milwaukee, W.I.)
Flesh Wounds (Chapel Hill, N.C.)
Flosstradamus (Chicago, I.L.)
Free Electric State (Durham, N.C.)
Frustrations (Detroit, M.I.)
G-Side (Huntsville, A.L.)
Glenn Jones (Jackson, F.L.)
Grohg (Raleigh, N.C.)
Gross Ghost (Carrboro, N.C.)
Guardian Alien (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
Guinea Worms (Columbus, O.H.)
Hacienda (San Antonio, T.X.)
Heads On Sticks (Raleigh, N.C.)
High Wolf (Europe)
Hiss Golden Messenger (Durham, N.C.)
Holograms (Stockholm, Sweden)
Hubble (Berlin, Germany)
Hume (Washington, D.C.)
Hundred Waters (Gainesville, F.L.)
Ital (Washington, D.C.)
J Kutchma and the 5 Fifths (Durham, N.C.)
J. Roddy Walston and The Business (Baltimore, M.D.)
Jacaszek (Gdańsk, Poland)
Jackie Chain (Huntsville, A.L.)
Jane Jane Pollock (Thomasville, G.A.)
Jenny Besetzt (Greensboro, N.C.)
JOINT D≠(Charlotte, N.C.)
Jon Mueller's Death Blues (Milwaukee, W.I.)
Julia Holter (Los Angeles, C.A.)
Kenny Roby (Raleigh, N.C.)
Kevin Drumm (Chicago, I.L.)
Lambchop (Nashville, T.N.)
Laurel Halo (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
Lazy Janes (Raleigh, N.C.)
Left Outlet (Raleigh, N.C.)
Liars (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
Lilac Shadows (Durham, N.C.)
Little Hollow (Chapel Hill, N.C.)
Lizzy Ross Band (Annapolis, M.D.)
Mac McCaughan (Raleigh, N.C.)
MAKE (Chapel Hill, N.C.)
Mark Holland (Yateley, Hampshire, England)
Mark McGuire (Cleveland, O.H.)
Matthew E. White (Richmond, V.A.)
Midtown Dickens (Durham, N.C.)
Minor Stars (Chapel Hill, N.C.)
Mirel Wagner (Espoo, Finland)
My Best Fiend (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
Nails (La Palma, C.A.)
Naked Gods (Boone, N.C.)
Nerves Junior (Louisville, K.Y.)
Nests (Raleigh, N.C.)
Nick Catchdubs (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
No BS! Brass Band (Richmond, V.A.)
NOBUNNY (Oakland, C.A.)
Odonis Odonis (Toronto, Canada)
Oneida (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
Oren Ambarchi (Sydney, Australia)
Paint Fumes (Charlotte, N.C.)
Pallbearer (Little Rock, A.R.)
Papa M (David Pajo) (Philadelphia, P.A.)
Phil Cook & His Feat (Durham, N.C.)
Pipe (Chapel Hill, N.C.)
Pop. 1280 (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
Quiet Evenings (LaGrange, G.A.)
Roman Candle (Chapel Hill, N.C.)
Roomrunner (Baltimore, M.D.)
Samantha Crain (Shawnee, O.K.)
Savage Knights (Raleigh, N.C.)
Say Brother (Columbia, S.C.)
Screaming Females (New Brunswick, N.J.)
Secret Cities (Fargo, N.D.)
Secret Mountains (Baltimore, M.D.)
Shark Quest (Chapel Hill, N.C.)
Shirlette & The Dynamite Brothers (Durham, N.C.)
Shovels & Rope (Charleston, S.C.)
Silver Swans (San Francisco, C.A.)
Sinful Savage Tigers (Chapel Hill/ Durham, N.C.)
Sister Crayon (Sacramento, C.A.)
Some Army (Chapel Hill, N.C.)
STAG (Chapel Hill, N.C.)
Starlings TN (Austin, Texas)
Strand of Oaks (Philadelphia, P.A.)
Sunn O))) (Dalarna, Sweden)
Sutekh Hexen (San Francisco, C.A.)
Tenement (Appleton, W.I.)
The Atlas Moth (Chicago, I.L.)
The Band In Heaven (West Palm Beach, Fla.)
The Beast (Durham, N.C.)
The Bronzed Chorus (Greensboro, N.C.)
The dB's (Winston-Salem, N.C.)
The Future Kings Of Nowhere (Durham, N.C.)
The Hot at Nights (Raleigh, N.C.)
The Jesus and Mary Chain (Glasgow, Scotland)
The Mountain Goats (Durham, N.C.)
The Roots (Philadelphia, P.A.)
The Spits (Seattle, W.A.)
The Toddlers (Chapel Hill, N.C.)
Thee Oh Sees (San Francisco, C.A.)
Tom Maxwell (Pittsboro, N.C.)
Tomas Phillips and Craig Hilton (Raleigh, N.C.)
Toon and The Real Laww (Durham, N.C.)
Tow3rs (Carrboro, N.C.)
Valient Thorr (Raleigh, N.C.)
Vattnet Viskar (Plaistow, N.H.)
Versus (New York City, N.Y.)
Whatever Brains (Raleigh, N.C.)
White Hills (New York City, N.Y.)
Withered (Atlanta, G.A.)
Wood Ear (Durham, N.C.)
Work Clothes (Carrboro, N.C.)
Wowser Bowser (Atlanta, G.A.)
Wye Oak (Baltimore, M.D.)
Wylie Hunter and the Cazadores (Chapel Hill, N.C.)
Yo La Tengo (Hoboken, N.J.)
Young And In The Way (Charlotte, N.C.)
Young Magic (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
Zack Mexico (Kill Devil Hills, N.C.)
Zammuto (Readsboro, VT)
Zeus (Toronto, Cananda)
Zola Jesus (Phoenix, A.Z.)

Jesus & Mary Chain -- 2012 Tour Dates (via)
May 19: China Music Valley International Music Festival, Beijing, China
June 14: The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA, USA
June 15: Hollywood Park, Inglewood, CA, USA
June 16: House of Blues, Las Vegas, NV, USA
June 17: House of Blues, San Diego, CA, USA
Sept. 5: House of Blues, New Orleans, LA, USA
Sept. 7: Hopscotch Music Festival, Raleigh, N.C., USA



Tags: Airstrip, Altar of Plagues, Altos, Alvarius B, Amen Dunes, Arnold Dreyblatt and Megafaun, Balam Acab, Baroness, BIg Troubles, Bill Orcut, Bio Ritmo, Birds of Avalon, Black Skies, Boy Friend, Built To Spill, Built to Spill, Burglar Fucker, Calico Haunts, Cantwell, Carlos Carlos Giffoni, Charles Latham, Charlie Parr, Cheater Slicks, Chelsea Crowell, Chris Corsano, Chris Forsyth and Koen Holtkamp, Chuck Johnson, Cities Aviv, Class Actress, Co La, Colin Stetson, Corrosion of Conformity, Curtis Eller, Damien Jurado, Dan Deacon, Danny Brown, Death Grips, Deerhoof, Delicate Steve, Doldrums, Donovan Quinn, Dope Body, Drique London, Duchess Says, Ductails, Elephant Micah, Escort, Exitmusic, Feltbattery, festivals, Field Report, Flesh Wounds, Flosstradamus, Free Electric State, Frustrations, G-Side, Glenn Jones, Gomez and Jordan, Grogh, Gross Ghost, Guardian Alien, Guinea Worms, Hacienda, Heads on Sticks, High Wolf, Hiss Golden Messanger, Holograms, Hubble, Hume, Hundred Waters, Ital, J Kutchma and the Five Fifths, J Roddy Walston and The Business, Jacaszek, Jackie Chain, Jane Jane Pollock, Jenny Besetzt, Jesus and Mary Chain, John Darnielle, Joint D?, Jon Mueller's Death Blues, Julia Holter, Kenny Roby, Kevin Drumm, Lambchip, Laurel Halo, Lazy Janes, Left Outlet, Liars, Lilac Shadows, Little Hollow, MacMcCaughan, Make, Mark Holland, Mark McGuire, Matthew E White, Michael Rank and Stag, Midtown Dickens, Minor Stars, Mirel Wagner, Mountain Goats, My Best Fiend, Nails, Naked Gods, Nerves Junior, Nests, Nick Catchdubs, No BS! Brass Band, Nobunny, Odonis Odonis, Oneida, Oren Ambarchi, Paint Fumes, Pallbearer, Papa M/David Pajo, Phil Cook and His Feat, Pipe, Pop. 1280, Quiet Evenings, Roman Candle, Roomrunner, Samantha Crain, Savage Knights, Say Brother, Screaming Females, Secret Cities, Secret Mountains, Shark Quest, Shirlette and The Dynamite Brothers, Shovels and Rope, Silver Swans, Sinful Savage Tigers, Sister Crayon, Some Army, Starlings, Strand of Oaks, Sunn O))), Sutekh Hexen, Tenement, The Atlas Moth, The Band in Heaven, The Beast, The Beat Report, The Bronzed Chorus, The DBs, The Future Kings of Nowhere, The Hot at Nights, The Jesus & Mary Chain, The Jesus and Mary Chain, The Lizzy Ross Band, The Mountain Goats, The Roots, The Spits, The Toddlers, The Weather Station, Thee Oh Sees, Thee Oh Seess, TN, Tom Maxwell, Tomas Philips and Craig Hilton, Toon and The Real Laww, Tow3rs, Valient Thorr, Vattnet Viskar, Versus, Whatever Brains, White Hills, Withered, Wood Ear, Work Clothes, Wye Oak, Wylie Hunter and The Cazadores, Yo La Tengo, Young and in the Way, Young Magic, Zach Mexico, Zammuto, Zeus, Zola Jesus

Comments (26)

YTINASNIL enjoys hopscotch.

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2012 12:38 PM


Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2012 12:42 PM

Legitimately good lineup, yeah?

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2012 12:45 PM

No Cracker?

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2012 12:48 PM

"No Cracker?"

Aren't they from CA?

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2012 1:01 PM

Legitimately a good lineup.

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2012 1:20 PM


Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2012 1:26 PM

Never heard of this "festival", but since I need to travel to NC to see a client, I thought extending my stay for a festival might be worth it.

Except it is not really a festival. It is similar to CMJ/SXSW: many different dislocated venues. There is no going easily from stage to stage like at a real festival. A badge does not guarantee admission, so you are normally stuck at one venue if you want to see a specific band. Pass.

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2012 1:30 PM

Having been to this festival before, I actually like this kind of set-up better than "at a real festival." Shows are much less crowded and not outdoors (except for the 2 headlining shows), which means that unlike "at a real festival," you can actually see and hear the bands. It is definitely less convenient, and you have to make some difficult choices about who you want to see most, but for me, I'd much rather do something like this than Bonnaroo or Coachella, where even though I'm getting to see a ton of great artists I like in one place, I'm having to stand in 100 degree weather surrounded by hippies 1.5 miles from the stage to do so.

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2012 1:49 PM

that's not the way it is at all. all the venues are within a few minutes of each other. there's enough bands spread around that it's easy to get in and out of shows.

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2012 1:50 PM

Wow, great lineup!!!

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2012 1:51 PM

@ 1:30 - Seriously man, good thing you aren't going. You come off like a total arrogant, entitled jerk. Like if it's not easy and spelled out for you, it's too much effort for you to attend. What a tool! Pass.

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2012 2:00 PM

Should be in Charlotte which has the best scene-I call it the NYC of the South.

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2012 2:33 PM

the person who said its dislocated and you're stuck at one venue is entirely wrong. this will be my third year going and and it's super easy to get to each venue as long as you know how to hustle and can navigate yourself down two or three streets.

i was never "stuck" at one venue unless it was by choice. also i never had any problems getting in to a show even at the last minute.

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2012 2:33 PM

Better lineup than ATP

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2012 2:36 PM

This is our festival in Charlotte thats way better.!vstc1=lineup

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2012 2:41 PM

This IS better than ATP! WTF

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2012 4:06 PM

This is an excellent line-up and may inspire a drive south.

Posted by Brian | April 18, 2012 5:39 PM

Amazing lineup. This up and coming festival is putting Raleigh and the Triangle back on the music map after the glory years back in the late 70s and 80s.

Bravo Hopscotch!

Posted by spambrosia | April 18, 2012 6:54 PM

i hate rock n' roll

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2012 7:56 PM

delicate steve is from new jersey!!! not brooklyn!!!! nooo!!! dont lump them in with the brooklyn bands!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2012 8:18 PM

The Bronzed Chorus rawk!!! They're gonna be the next Aerosmith!!!

Posted by morenone | April 19, 2012 8:57 PM

Better lineup than ATP

Posted by htc | April 24, 2012 3:31 AM

wow this is awesome !

Posted by jocuri barbi | May 4, 2012 1:08 PM

its cool man, better lineup than Aerosmith!!!

Posted by barbie games | May 5, 2012 7:03 PM

this is just cool

Posted by jordon | August 2, 2013 4:24 PM

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