Hopscotch Music Festival is the largest music festival in North Carolina. This year Hopscotch will host nearly 175 bands at 15 different venues across Raleigh. The festival will take place September 5-7th, 2013. In addition to the 175 bands on the bill for the festival, there will be dozens of day parties every day featuring many more bands.
Hopscotch, now in its fourth year of existence, promises to continue its rise in popularity and is beginning to solidify itself as one of the great music festivals of the East Coast. Hopscotch’s first announcement came a couple months ago when they revealed that The Velvet Underground co-founder John Cale, who more recently has had a very successful career as a solo artist and producer, would play Hopscotch 2013. A month later they announced that stoner, doom metal band Sleep would be making their first appearance in North Carolina in over 20 years at the festival. Experimental electro-pop genius Matthew Dear was the next to be added to this year’s bill. Then one of the most surprising announcements came. The Breeders began as a side project for Kim Deal of Pixies and Tanya Donelly of Throwing Muses. It then grew into so much more. The Breeders are active again with Kim Deal at the helm joined with her sister Kelley Deal along with Jim MacPherson, and Josephine Wiggs. This is the same line-up that recorded the critically acclaimed album Last Splash that they will perform in full at this year’s festival.
Even with just four acts announced, this year promises to be better than all of the previous years. The full lineup will be announced tomorrow April 24th at 10 am. Be sure to check here for the unveiling of the lineup. Don’t forget to get your passes for this year’s festival as soon as possible here. We look forward to seeing you all out and about at this year’s festival!
Be sure to check out Hopscotch’s upcoming Road Shows here.