Release Date 07/10/2015
Hopscotch Music Festival, called “America’s (Secretly) Best Festival” and “the premiere experimental and underground festival in America,” returns Sept. 10-12, 2015, to downtown Raleigh, N.C. The festival, recognized for its diverse programming and city-wide footprint, features nearly 140 acts in a variety of genres. For the sixth year in a row, Hopscotch reaffirms its commitment to showcasing North Carolina bands alongside notable artists from around the world. Approximately 40% of the festival’s performers hail from in-state, while others will travel from Australia, England, Canada, Sweden, Norway, Germany, and across the United States to play. Hopscotch 2015 will be highlighted by three outdoor nights in Raleigh City Plaza, the city’s most inviting downtown space. On Thursday, Sept. 10, groundbreaking post-rock collective Godspeed You! Black Emperor will headline, with Atlanta’s Deerhunter opening. Friday, Sept. 11 will be headlined by the Grammy nominated TV on the Radio, with California’s Tycho in direct support. Durham’s Carlitta Durand will open. On Saturday, Sept. 12, country pioneer Dwight Yoakam will headline along with legendary Los Angeles band X who will open. Two local favorites, American Aquarium and The Vibekillers, round out the 4-band bill. Some 130 other bands will perform in various clubs during Hopscotch’s three days. A sampler of these acts includes: Pusha T, Godflesh, Battles, Cashmere Cat, Owen Pallett, Roky Erickson, Chelsea Wolfe, GoldLink, Lydia Loveless, Old Man Gloom, Lawrence English, Jenny Hval, Clark, Zs, Sheer Mag, and Le1f.
2015 LINEUP Ace Henderson, Acid Chaperone, Advaeta, American Aquarium, Ameriglow, Axis: Sova, Bandages, Battles, Big Ups, Birds of Avalon, Black Clouds, Blaxxx, Booher, Boulevards, Breathers, Brief Lives, Bully, Cakes Da Killa, Carlitta Durand, Cashmere Cat, Chaz French, Chelsea Wolfe, Choked Out, Chulo, Clark, Cloud Becomes Your Hand, Dad & Dad, Daniel Romano, Deerhunter, DJ Earl, Dorthia Cottrell, Drippy Inputs, Dwight Yoakam, Echo Courts, Elisa Ambrogio, Escher, EYEHATEGOD, Eyes Low, Father, FAULTS, Flock of Dimes, Fórn, Godflesh, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, GoldLink, Grand Champeen, Grandma Sparrow, Hank Wood & The Hammerheads, Hanz, HeCTA, Ian William Craig, Jake Xerxes Fussell, Jefre Cantu-Ledesma, Jenks Miller & Rose Cross NC, Jenny Hval, Jessica Pratt, John Chantler, Jubilee, Keath Mead, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Las Rosas, Lawrence English, Le1F, Leapling, Less Western, Leverage Models, Lilac Shadows, Lizzo, Lost Trail, Loud Boyz, Lud, Luxe Posh, Lydia Loveless, Mac McCaughan, Mamiffer, Mary Lattimore & Jeff Zeigler, May Erwin, Microkingdom, Mitski, Moenda, Moon Duo, Morbids, Mumdance, Must Be The Holy Ghost, Naked Naps, Natalie Prass and the Spacebomb Orchestra, Nathan Golub, Natural Causes, New Music Raleigh: Music by Oscar Bettison and Evan Ziporyn, Nick James, No Love, Nocando, Nots, Obey City, OBN IIIs, Old Man Gloom, Oulipo, Outer Spaces, Owen Pallett, Patois Counselors, Phil Cook presents Southland Mission, Pile, Pill, Porches., Prurient, Pusha T, River Whyless, Roky Erickson, Sannhet, Sarah Louise, Secret Boyfriend, Sheer Mag, Shitty Boots, Silent Lunch, SkyBlew, SMLH, Solar Halos, Some Army, Soon, Steve Gunn & The Black Twig Pickers, Tashi Dorji, The Vibekillers, thefacesblur, Tombs, TV on the Radio, Tycho, TZYVYX, Wahyas, Warehouse, Wildhoney, Wizard Rifle, Wovenhand, WYMYNS PRYSYN, X, Yandrew, Zack Mexico, Zeena Parkins, Zs
“Hopscotch Music Festival is one of the best and most eclectic music festivals in America.” — Spin
“In Raleigh Thursday through Saturday, it was all about an extraordinarily cool roster of bands. With streets cordoned off throughout the downtown area, thousands of people ... wandered among ten participating music venues, creating a Mardi Gras-like atmosphere.”—Rolling Stone