2012 Hopscotch Festival Lineup Announced




Raleigh, NC, event
happens for the third time, this year Sept.
6-8; 175 bands announced, with The Roots, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Built to
Spill, Yo La Tengo topping lineup.


By Blurt Staff


We were very psyched to get the official news this morning,
following weeks of speculation and rumors, that the third annual Hopscotch
Music Festival is expanding to a whopping 175 acts this year, spread across 15
venues in downtown Raleigh.
As we are informed, “Hopscotch has grown to offer fans more local, national and
international choices in just about every genre imaginable – from classic indie
rock and emerging hip-hop to experimental heavy metal and gospel-blues
orchestras. Three new venues – the majestic Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh’s
beautiful Contemporary Art Museum and the historic Long View Center – add another exciting dimension
to the festival and its lineup.


Full details (including special events, workshops, panels and more) and tickets: www.hopscotchmusicfest.com .


The festival will be highlighted by two nights in Raleigh City Plaza.
On Friday, Sept. 7, two rock legends
will share the stage, as Built to Spill joins The Jesus and Mary Chain. And on
Saturday, Sept. 8, The Roots,
headline with New York
disco force Escort. Some 165 other bands perform in 14 clubs during the
festival’s three days. A sampling of these acts includes: Yo La Tengo, Liars, Sunn
O))), Danny Brown, Thee Oh Sees, Baroness, Death Grips, Deerhoof, Damien Jurado,
Flosstradamus, Zola Jesus, Laurel Halo, Pallbearer, Young Magic, Lambchop, Cities
Aviv, Oneida, Wye Oak, Samantha Crain, Glenn Jones, The Spits and Colin Stetson.


Hopscotch has once again selected the best Triangle talent
to accompany this strong mix of national and international guests. This year,
locals representing the depth of the
area’s rich music scene include special engagements by The Mountain Goats and
Megafaun, plus Corrosion of Conformity, Valient Thorr, Midtown Dickens, Heads
on Sticks, Gross Ghost, Black Skies and Whatever Brains. While the festival has
grown, its commitment to community – the fans and bands upon which the local
music scene is built-remains.


“We’ve added three larger rooms, but we’ve also kept the walkable downtown footprint,” says Hopscotch
founder and director Greg Lowenhagen. “It should still feel like Hopscotch
weekend here in Raleigh.
The festival just features more national names mixed in with local favorites.”


“The programming at Hopscotch continues to be about projects
that we find interesting, about music and ideas that will excite and inspire an
ever-wider array of fans come September,”
adds Hopscotch co-director Grayson Currin. “The new rooms have simply allowed
us to do more of that – to take more risks, to commission bigger productions
and to think a lot about putting these artists we love so much in spaces that
seem most appropriate.”


This fall, Hopscotch aims to build upon the solid foundation
of its first two years. The festival turned a small profit for the first time
in 2011 and sustainability, in terms of both finances and public participation,
remains the goal.


Concludes Lowenhagen: “Each year, we think we’re producing
an event people want to attend, but we never know until we release the lineup
and gauge reaction. We’re grateful for the support and look forward to doing
this as long as the bands and fans keep coming.”



alphabetical order):

Altar of Plagues, Altos, Alvarius B, Amen Dunes, Arnold Dreyblatt &
Megafaun, Balam Acab, Baroness, Big Troubles, Bill Orcutt, Bio Ritmo, Birds of
Avalon, Black Skies, Boy Friend, Built to Spill, Burglar Fucker, Calico Haunts,
Cantwell, Gomez & Jordan, Carlos Giffoni, Charlie Parr, Charles Latham,
Cheater Slicks, Chelsea Crowell, Chris Corsano, Chris Forsyth & Koen Holtkamp,
Chuck Johnson, Cities Aviv, Class Actress, CO LA, Colin Stetson, Corrosion of
Conformity, Curtis Eller,Damien Jurado, Dan Deacon, Danny Brown, David
Pajo/Papa M, Death Grips, Deerhoof, Delicate Steve, Doldrums, Donovan Quinn,
Dope Body, Drique London, Duchess Says, Ducktails, Elephant Micah, Escort,
EXITmusic, feltbattery, Field Report, Flesh Wounds, Flosstradamus, Free
Electric State, Frustrations, G-Side, Glenn Jones, Grohg, Gross Ghost, Guardian
Alien, Guinea Worms, Hacienda, Heads on Sticks, High Wolf, Hiss Golden
Messenger, Holograms, Hubble (Lag World Premiere), Hume, Hundred Waters, ITAL,
J. Roddy Walston & the Business, Jacaszek, Jackie Chain, Jane Jane Pollock,
Jason Kutchma & the 5 Fifths, Jenny Besetzt, Joint D≠, Jon Mueller’s Death
Blues, Julia Holter, Kenny Roby, Kevin Drumm, Lambchop, Lazy Janes, Laurel
Halo, Left Outlet, Liars, Lilac Shadows, Lizzy Ross Band, Little Hollow, Mac
McCaughan, Marc McGuire, MAKE, Matthew E. White: One Incantation Under God,
Mark Holland, Midtown Dickens, Minor Stars, Mirel Wagner, My Best Fiend, Nails,
Naked Gods, Nerves Junior, Nests, Nick Catchdubs, No BS Brass Band, Nobunny,
Odonis Odonis, Oneida, Oren Ambarchi, Paint Fumes, Pallbearer, Phil Cook &
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 & the Dynamite Brothers, Shovels &
Rope, Silver Swans, Sinful Savage Tigers, Sister Crayon, Some Army, STAG,
Starlings, TN, Strand of Oaks, Sunn O))), Sutekh Hexen, T0W3RS, Tomas Phillips
& Craig Hilton, Tom Maxwell, Tenement, Thee Oh Sees, The Atlas Moth, the
band in Heaven, The Beast, The Beat Report, The Bronzed Chorus, The dB’s, The
Future Kings of Nowhere, The Hot at Nights, The Jesus and Mary Chain, The
Mountain Goats, The Roots, The Spits, The Toddlers, Toon & The Real Laww,
The Weather Station, Valient Thorr, Vattnet Viskar, Versus, Whatever Brains,
White Hills, Withered, Wood Ear, Work Clothes, Wowser Bowser, Wye Oak, Wylie
Hunter & the Cazadores, Yo La Tengo, Young and in the Way, Young Magic,
Zack Mexico, Zammuto, Zeus, Zola Jesus

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