Raleigh, North Carolina’s Hopscotch Music Festival returns for its fourth year September 5 to 7, and promises performances from nearly 175 acts, all happening at various venues throughout the city. At the top of the bill: Big Boi, the Breeders (once again playing their classic Last Splash in its entirety), Spiritualized, John Cale, Earl Sweatshirt, Kurt Vile and the Violators, and Local Natives.
Other artists booked for the three-day showcase include Future Islands, Low, Action Bronson, Sleep, Matthew Dear, SPIN profile subjects Pissed Jeans, Mikal Cronin, Ryan Hemsworth, Marnie Stern, Big Black Delta, Houses, Nightlands, Waxahatchee, Angel Olsen, the Lollipops, Airstrip, Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, Pig Destroyer, the Rosebuds (covering Sade’s Love Deluxe), Pere Ubu, Califone, Wolf Eyes, Grouper, and many, many more.
Information on single-day and three-day passes can be found on the festival’s website. Individual tickets to see Big Boi, the Breeders, and Spiritualized at Raleigh City Plaza will go on sale in June.
For a flashback to last year’s event — which featured the Jesus and Mary Chain, the Roots, Mountain Goats, Killer Mike, and Pallbearer — check out SPIN’s exclusive coverage: Hopscotch Festival 2012: Roots Defeat the Rain, Mountain Goats Go Metal.