Posted in music on April 24, 2013


One of the most eclectic lineups in the US, Hopscotch Festival in Raleigh, NC, will be back for 2013 on September 5 -7. Pulling from all genres, this year's line-up includes names like Big Boi (who plays NYC tonight), Spiritualized, Sleep, Wolf Eyes (who have a new video), The Breeders (performing Last Splash), John Cale, Kurt Vile & the Violators, Gorguts, Inter Arma (who play NYC on Saturday), Double Negative (who played NYC this past weekend), Swearin' (them too), Pissed Jeans, Dan Friel, Waxahatchee and many many others. Three-day wristbands are on sale now with individual day tickets going on sale in June. Full lineup is below.



Big Boi
The Breeders play Last Splash
Local Natives
John Cale
Earl Sweatshirt
Kurt Vile and the Violators
Future Islands
Action Bronson
Matthew Dear
The Rosebuds play Sade's Love Deluxe
Chatham County Line
Mikal Cronin
Pere Ubu
Marnie Stern
Pig Destroyer
Ryan Hemsworth
Pissed Jeans
American Aquarium
Charlemagne Palestine
Wolf Eyes
Mount Moriah play Miracle Temple
Mount Moriah and The Letting Go
Angel Olsen
Purling Hiss
Holly Herndon
Richard Youngs
Night Beds
Big Black Delta
Jonathan Kane's February
Amor de Días
Foot Village
Doug Paisley
Kopecky Family Band
Ken Vandermark & Tim Daisy Duo
Lonnie Holley
Inter Arma
Ashrae Fax
The Backsliders
Ex Cops
Helado Negro
Fat Tony
Sal Mineo
Slavic Soul Party!
High Wolf
Endless Boogie
San Fermin
Magik Markers
Lady Lamb The Beekeeper
David Grubbs
Shannon Whitworth
Cy Dune
Jeanne Jolly
Majical Cloudz
Golden Void
Malcolm Holcombe
Rose Windows
Daniel Bachman
Deleted Scenes
Overmountain Men
Alpoko Don
Whatever Brains
Dan Friel
Double Negative
Expo '70
Broken Prayer
Cian Nugent
Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba
The Beets
High Highs
Gross Ghost
The Lollipops
The Kingsbury Manx
Water Liars
Zen Frisbee
Cesar Comanche
Coke Bust
Speedy Ortiz
Drug Yacht
Ilyas Ahmed
Mike Shiflet
Alexander Turnquist
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
Ironing Board Sam
Nathan Bowles
Terry Anderson and the Olympic Ass-Kickin Team
The Shilohs
Solar Halos
Beloved Binge
Regina Hexaphone
Bitter Resolve
Richard Bacchus & the Luckiest Girls
Morning Brigade
High Aura'd
Horse Lords
Turf War
The Human Eyes
Old Quarter
The South Carolina Broadcasters
Maple Stave
Melissa Swingle
DJ Paypal
Wichita Falls
Casual Curious
Ama Divers
Body Games
Noise Trauma
Black Zinfandel
Midnight Plus One
Spooky Woods
Eros & the Eschaton
Late Bloomer
Saints Apollo



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Comments (16)

This is a shockingly good and varied lineup and for only $125. I am surprised!

Posted by Anonymous | April 24, 2013 11:05 AM

outside of XXYYXX this is a decent festival line-up.

Posted by Anonymous | April 24, 2013 11:25 AM

I'm gutted ATP NY isn't happening this year...

Posted by Anonymous | April 24, 2013 11:25 AM

i hope this means spiritualized will come back

Posted by Anonymous | April 24, 2013 11:41 AM

Look at the schedule for last year. They run it more like northside or sxsw - 14 or so venues running everything against each other from 8pm-1am.

If this was a 3 day, 10 hours per day style festival I'd love this lineup and travel there for it. But really at best you're going to catch like 3 of these acts a night, and in all likelihood the acts you most want to see will be playing in conflict against each other.

Posted by Anonymous | April 24, 2013 12:34 PM

the everymen.

Posted by Anonymous | April 24, 2013 1:51 PM

That's not really true, 12:34. They have the big headlining shows in City Plaza first, and then the club shows start later in the evening. Even if you left City Plaza and stayed in one venue all night, you'd still see at least 6 or 7 bands a night. Of course, there's no really good reason to stay in one venue all night because there's so much going on.

RE: conflicts, they happen at almost every festival, but the Hopscotch schedule isn't going to put Gorguts vs Sleep or anything like that. They do a pretty good job on that front.

Posted by Anonymous | April 24, 2013 1:57 PM

are all the venues within walking distance of each other?

Posted by Anonymous | April 24, 2013 2:43 PM

yes, all venues within walking distance. pretty easy to get around, and rarely need to wait to get into a show - can't recall being shut out of anything the past two years.

Posted by Anonymous | April 24, 2013 2:55 PM

this is an old map of the festival (there are more venues) now, but yes, everything is walking distance. it's very easy to get around, downtown raleigh is not very big.

Posted by Anonymous | April 24, 2013 4:16 PM

This is 12:34 again. I sort of see your point but they still have the schedule up from last year -- -- people can take a look and decide for themselves but for me this is a lot more conflicts then your typical outdoor fest. Of course it's also much smaller venues.

Honestly I look and think about going every year. But it's important to distinguish the lineup from the fact that it's happening at 15 venues simultaneously over 5 hours each night.

Posted by Anonymous | April 24, 2013 7:48 PM

A music fest in Raleigh, NC without their most famous and successful native sons Corrosion Of Conformity? WTF? Wack. I mean they suck and are sellouts in 2013 but they should be on this nonetheless.

Sellouts because they're back to playing their hardcore shit after numerous musical style changes and back period because Pepper Keenan is doing Down full-time (good for him as they're better than COC after the '80s) and they're not paying bills waiting for him to come back which I hope he doesn't.

Posted by D | April 24, 2013 10:19 PM

For what it's worth, derange person at 10:19 that has Raleigh NC google alerts, C.O.C. played last year.

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2013 2:09 AM

you did make a song about him...

Posted by brooks | April 27, 2013 7:30 AM

im here because big boi is the shit ?

Posted by May | May 15, 2013 8:07 AM

Just wow.. This is just such a great track. So so good

Posted by Starlit | September 27, 2014 1:22 PM

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