Hopscotch Music Festival returns for it’s ninth year to downtown Raleigh, N.C., Sept. 6-8. 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.
This year’s main stage headliners will be Miguel, Grizzly Bear, Belle & Sebastian, MC50 performing MC5’s ‘Kick out the Jams’, and more. Full main stage bills will be released later this summer.
All remaining VIP and 3-Day passes are on sale Friday, May 18 at 10 a.m. through www.hopscotchmusicfest.com and www.etix.com. 1-Day passes will go on sale later this summer.
Hopscotch is programmed by executive director Nathan Price. Grant Lyman, President of Live Nation Carolinas, the company that is responsible for the city-owned Red Hat Amphitheater’s calendar, worked closely with Price to program the main stage bills.
This year’s poster was designed by Kaanchee Gandhi.
2018 INITIAL LINEUP
Miguel, Grizzly Bear, Belle & Sebastian, MC50, Thundercat, The Revolution, Liz Phair, Moses Sumney, Real Estate, Mipso, The Jayhawks, Waxahatchee, Sarah Shook and the Disarmers, Red Fang, Gang Gang Dance, Body/Head, Grouper, Dvsn, US Girls, Hailu Mergia, Ought, The Love Language, Speedy Ortiz, Julie Byrne, Shopping, Circuit Des Yeux, Swearin', Mind Over Mirrors, No Age, Monolord, Boulevards, Hatchie, Escape-ism, Jennifer Castle, Ed Schrader's Music Beat, Moaning, Nicolay and the Hot at Nights, Yamantaka // Sonic Titan, The Yawpers, Combo Chimbita, Deaf Wish, The Spirit of the Beehive, Omni, Zephania O'hora, Sneaks, Warm Bodies, Molly Burch, House and Land, Lomelda, Paint Fumes, Palberta, Michael Rault, Zack Mexico, Glenn Jones, Nance, Dex Romweber, Anna St Louis, Renata Zeiguer, Elephant Micah, Abdu Ali, Still Corners, Patois Counselors, Oceanator, Blanko Basnet, Night Shop, Fitness Womxn, Young Bull, w00dy, Lightning Born, Blue Cactus, m8alla, SE Ward, Drag Sounds, Romantic States, Jessie and the Jinx, Pamela_ and her sons, Spookstina, Beauty World, Das Drip, Spaceheater, Indigo De Souza, Bangzz, Blueberry, Stevie, Alex Brown, Vacant Company, Heavensend
VIP and 3-Day passes are on sale Friday, May 18 at 10 a.m. at www.hopscotchmusicfest.com/tickets.
Each of these passes allows entry into all festival clubs, three City Plaza headlining shows, and three Red Hat Amphitheater headlining shows.
Single show passes for all City Plaza and Red Hat shows as well as 1-Day passes will go on sale later this summer.
Passes and tickets are limited.