Posted in music | tour dates on April 17, 2014


We recently mentioned that the Hopscotch Music Festival will return to various downtown Raleigh, NC venues from September 4-6, and now the initial lineup has been announced. It's looking pretty great as usual with Spoon, Mastodon, St. Vincent, Sun Kil Moon, Death, High On Fire, Jamie xx, Thurston Moore, Phosphorescent (solo), White Lung, How to Dress Well, The Haxan Cloak, Power Trip, Mutual Benefit, Deniro Farrar, Diarrhea Planet, Nik Turner's Hawkwind, SubRosa, KEN mode, Yvette, Potty Mouth, Ed Schrader's Music Beat, Ryley Walker, Eagulls, Krill, Axxa/Abraxas and many more. 3-day wristbands are on sale now and single day wristbands go on sale in June. There will also be individual tickets on sale soon for the shows happening at City Plaza.

Full initial lineup below...


Hopscotch Festival -- 2014 Initial Lineup
6 String Drag
Alexandra Sauser-Monnig
American Aquarium
Artificial Brain
Author & Punisher
Ava Luna
Blanko Basnet
Body Games
Canine Heart Sounds
Coke Weed
Dark Rooms
Dead Gaze
Demon Eye
Deniro Farrar
Dent May
Diarrhea Planet
Drag Sounds
Ed Schrader's Music Beat
Enemy Waves
First Person Plural
Free Clinic
Ghostt Bllonde
Guerilla Toss
High On Fire
How To Dress Well
Jacuzzi Boys
Jamie XX
Joe Scudda
KEN mode
Last Year's Men
Lee Noble
Lonnie Walker
Mark McGuire
Marley Carroll
Matt Kivel
Matt Northrup
Mas Ysa
Museum Mouth
Mutual Benefit
Nest Egg
New Music Raleigh Presents: Future Shock
Nik Turner's Hawkwind
No Eyes
No Love
Octopus Jones
Open Mike Eagle
Potty Mouth
Power Trip
Phosphorescent Solo
Prince Rama
Reigning Sound
Ryley Walker
Saint Rich
See Gulls
Soft Cat
Solar Halos
Strange Faces
St Vincent
Sun Araw
Sun Club
Sun Kil Moon
The Haxan Cloak
The Nervous Ticks
The Tills
The Range
The White Octave
Thurston Moore
Tony Conrad
Valient Thorr
Virgins Family Band
Walin' Storms
White Lung
White Laces
Wild Fur
Wing Dam
Winston Facials
Witch Mountain
Young Cardinals
Zack Mexico



Comments (19)

Now that is a lineup.

The big fests are getting bloated

Posted by Anonymous | April 17, 2014 11:33 AM

^Lol moron

Initial reaction to the Initial lineup=fart

Posted by Anonymous | April 17, 2014 11:36 AM

I'm pretty ignorant about most of the non-headlining bands, but I'd probably go to this if it was near me and cheap. Cool to see Sun Kil Moon getting equal billing with St. Vincent. That glowing Pitchfork review really did wonders for Koz, evidently.

Posted by Anonymous | April 17, 2014 11:43 AM

where the fuck is Outcast?

Posted by Anonymous | April 17, 2014 11:52 AM

no Grimes? :(

Posted by Anonymous | April 17, 2014 11:55 AM

no coldplay?

Posted by Anonymous | April 17, 2014 11:58 AM

Is this a real festival or a bunch of separate venues with the label "festival"?

Posted by Anonymous | April 17, 2014 12:17 PM

So this is why Spoon is not at Merge 25.

Posted by Anonymous | April 17, 2014 12:37 PM

I still don't understand why festivals more than two hours from New York are considered worth posting about on BV.

Posted by Anonymous | April 17, 2014 1:51 PM

12:17: the latter. You're lucky to catch 2 concerts a night - it's spread out over 14 venues all happening in the same small time window like 9PM-1AM with all the bands you want to see on directly against each other.

The whole thing is OK if you're a local but not really worth it as a destination. But agreed great list of bands you mostly won't be able to see.

To see proof of what I am talking about here is last year's schedule:

Posted by Anonymous | April 17, 2014 2:25 PM

I went last year, going again this year. There are conflicts witch scheduling, but it's generally kept to a minimum. All the bands play shortened sets, so I saw 5 or 6 bands per night. It takes 5-10 minutes to walk from one venue to another. You can see bands all day if you attend the day parties, but most of those last year were underwhelming.

Posted by Anonymous | April 17, 2014 3:19 PM

@2:25 PM
Uh, I've gone the last two years and have managed to see 6-8 bands a night. At different venues. If you can't do 2 bands in one night then you're seriously fucking it up

@1:51 PM
Some people like traveling to music festivals. Not everything revolves around New York. I understand it's called BROOKLYNvegan, but they post about music, period.

Posted by Anonymous | April 17, 2014 3:45 PM

witch scheduling!

Posted by Anonymous | April 17, 2014 4:17 PM

@3:19, you seriously thought the 3 Lobed and Paradise of Bachelors free shows were underwhelming?

or did you see something else?

Posted by Anonymous | April 17, 2014 9:54 PM

I seriously thought that day show was great, as were the ones with merzbow!

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2014 12:05 AM

holy shit. White octave is playing.

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2014 10:44 AM

niceeee sound´╗┐

Posted by alice1blue | June 2, 2014 6:28 AM

The White Octave has their first album issued on vinyl for the first time ever, to coincide with their reunion show.

Posted by Daniel Johnson | July 31, 2014 1:19 AM

Hopscotch Festival - edited

High On Fire*
KEN mode
Nik Turner's Hawkwind
Power Trip
Sun Kil Moon
Thurston Moore

*The Best

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2014 7:48 PM

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