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Triangle Downtowner Magazine

Hopscotch Music Festival Lineup

May 08, 2017 03:34PM ● By Grace Drescher
Hopscotch Music Festival returns for its eighth year to downtown Raleigh, N.C., this Sept. 7-10. Described as “America’s (secretly) best festival” and “the premiere experimental and underground festival in America,” Hopscotch features over 120 acts performing within Raleigh’s walkable downtown footprint.
Hopscotch 2017 is highlighted by the expansion of programming 3-days at Raleigh’s Red Hat Amphitheater from Sept 7-10, and the introduction of the introduction of the Raleigh Convention Center’s Exhibition Hall (‘The Basement’) to its participating venues.

This year’s main stage headliners will be Solange, Future Islands, Run the Jewels, Big Boi, Angel Olsen, and Margo Price. Full main stage bills will be released later this summer.
Hopscotch is programmed by executive director Nathan Price. Grant Lyman, Senior Vice President of Booking at Live Nation Carolinas, the company that is responsible for the city-owned Red Hat Amphitheater’s calendar, worked closely with Price to program the 3-days at Red Hat Amphitheater.

This year’s poster was designed by Kaanchee Gandhi using the paintings of artist Elena Johnston.
2017 LINEUP: 
Absent Lovers, Acid Chaperone, Advance Base, Ahleuchatistas, Albert Adams, Aldous Harding, Alessandro Cortini, Ami Dang, Angel Olsen, Arone Dyer's Dronechoir, Arrow Benjamin, Aunt Sis, Bellows, Beverly, Big Boi, Big Thief, Bill Kouligas, Birds of Avalon, Blois, blursome, Body Games, BODYKIT, Boy Harsher, Buke & Gase, Busdriver, Cass McCombs Band, Cherry Glazerr, Cloud Nothings, Cones, Cory Hanson, Dear Nora, Essex Muro, EZTV, Florist, Future Islands, gobbinjr, Happy Abandon, Har Mar Superstar, Hoops, Hurray For The Riff Raff, Jenny Besetzt, Jlin, Jock Gang, Kayo Dot, Kevin Morby, King Woman, Konvoi, Late Bloomer, M.E.S.H., Machinedrum, Mannequin Pussy, Margo Price, Marie Davidson, Mary Timony Plays Helium, Melkbelly, METZ, Monk Parker, Moon Racer, Mount Eerie, Mount Moriah, MOURN, Mourning Cloak, Museum Mouth, Naked Naps, Natural Velvet, NE-HI, Nest Egg, No One Mind, Noname, Ó, Oddisee & Good Compny, Pallbearer, Peaer, Pie Face Girls, Preoccupations, Protomartyr, PWR BTTM, Rapsody, Reflex Arc, Richard Lloyd, Run The Jewels, Sand Pact, serpentwithfeet, Severed Fingers, Shane Parish, Shepherds, Sir the Baptist, Skylar Gudasz, Snail Mail, Solange, Sound of Ceres, Sunflower Bean, Susto, Tei Shi, The Afghan Whigs, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Coke Dares, The Kneads, The Make-Up, The Mineral Girls, The Notekillers, The Tills, Thee Oh Sees, Thou, Torche, Totally Slow, Truth Club, Yves Tumor

 VIP and 3-Day passes are on sale:

Each of the passes allows entry into all festival clubs, three City Plaza headlining shows, and three Red Hat Amphitheater headlining shows.

Later this summer, along with the release of the 2017 Hopscotch schedule, 1-Day passes will go on sale. Passes and tickets are limited.