Festival Coverage

WKNC & WXYC Hopscotch Day Party

This year we will be putting our rivalries aside and teaming up with UNCCH’s WXYC for a Hopscotch day party! This year’s day party will be occurring on Friday, Sept. 8 at Legends Nightclub in downtown Raleigh starting at 12pm.

For those who may be new to the festival or unfamiliar, day parties are free and open to the public concerts which occur every day before the festival and generally start at noon.

They are the perfect opportunity for those who don’t have a ticket to see some music and participate in the Hopscotch festivities or for those who do have tickets to get their pre-game on and see additional artists not featured on the official lineup.

If you decide to go out to day parties, ours is one not to miss. Legends, which is located at the corner of W Hargett St and Harrington st is a great place to escape the hustle and bustle of the rest of downtown with its large outdoor bar, generous seating in its lounge, and large stage it’s the perfect venue and hang out space. In addition this party is put on by college radio stations so naturally the artists chosen to play will be amazing, but for those who would like to know more here’s a brief description of what to expect:

Oxidant: Raleigh based powerviolence/hardcore. The perfect early set to get your blood pumping for the day.

Chucha: Electronic project of Laura Munoz. Her music can be noizey, dancey, and make you the feel like floating through space any way it will impress you.

Jock Gang:  Experimental/artful indy rock music from Atlanta Georgia

Ami Dang: Baltimore based electronic music project sets itself apart with heavy eastern music influences, raga melodies laced with electro-pop.

Das Drip: Brand new Raleigh hardcore.

The Muslims: Durham based politically charged punk music. Queer and muslim band members use the power of musical activism to fight racial profiling in the age of Trump.

The schedule will be as follows:

12:00 – Oxidant
1:00 – Chucha
2:00 – Jock Gang
3:00 – Ami Dang
4:00 – Das Drip
5:00 – The Muslims

Come out enjoy some music and maybe meet some of your favorite radio DJs!