Hopscotch Music Festival is returning to downtown Raleigh, NC for its 10th year, taking place on September 5 through September 7, 2019. The festival features over 120 acts performing within Raleigh’s walkable downtown footprint.
This year’s headliners are James Blake, Sleater-Kinney, Chvrches, Phantogram, Little Brother, Raphael Saadiq, Jenny Lewis, Kurt Vile & The Violators, Purple Mountains, and many more.
Full mainstage bills are:
Raleigh City Plaza, Thursday, September 5 – Sleater-Kinney, Kurt Vile & The Violators, Snail Mail, The Nude Party
Red Hat Amphitheater, Friday, September 6 – James Blake, Dirty Projectors, Faye Webster
Raleigh City Plaza, Friday, September 6 – Jenny Lewis, Purple Mountains, Tyler Ramsey
Red Hat Amphitheater, Saturday, September 7 – Chvrches, Phantogram!!!, (chk chk chk)
Raleigh City Plaza, Saturday, September 7 – Little Brother, Raphael Saadiq, Lute Indigo, De Souza with Icky Bricketts
ARTIST CURATED BILLS
For our 10 year anniversary we have decided to bring back a tradition from the early days of Hopscotch — artist curated bills. This year we have asked ten North Carolina artists to curate bills across the weekend including Little Brother, Sarah Shook & The Disarmers, Birds of Avalon, Nest Egg, Resonancy, No Love, Solar Halos, Museum Mouth, Crowmeat Bob, and Gudiya. Full artist curated bills will be announced throughout the summer.
Remaining artists will be announced this summer.
Hopscotch is programmed by festival director Nathan Price. Jordan Benghiat, a talent buyer with Live Nation Carolinas, the company that is responsible for the city-owned Red Hat Amphitheater’s calendar, worked closely with Price on the festival.
Kaanchee Gandhi designed the Hopscotch poster for the 3rd straight year. All remaining VIP and 3-Day passes are on sale Thursday, May 23 at 10am local time through www.hopscotchmusicfest.com and www.etix.com. Each of these passes allows entry into all festival clubs, three City Plaza headlining shows, and two Red Hat Amphitheater headlining shows. Single show passes for all City Plaza and Red Hat shows, including 1-Day passes will go on sale later this summer.
This year’s pre-sale was the largest to date, and passes and tickets are limited.
2019 Initial Lineup
!!! (chk chk chk), Acne, Ahleuchatistas, All Riggs & Lauren Francis, Andy Holmes, Anteloper, Bambara, Birds of Avalon, Black Surfer, Boogarins, Boris, Caroline Rose, Cate Le Bon, Channel Tres, Chvrches, Daughter of Swords, David Nance Group, De(b)t, Dee White, Deerhunter, Dirty Projectors, estoc, Faye Webster, Floral Print, Grace Ives, Gruff Rhys , Gudiya, Illuminati Hotties, Indigo De Souza with Icky Bricketts, Injury Reserve , James Blake, Jenny Lewis, Joey Purp, Joyero, JPEGmafia, John Mueller, JR Bohannon, Kelsey Walden, Kississippi, Kurt Vile, Little Brother, Lucy Dacus, Luke Stewart, Lute, Matt Martians, Mdou Moctar, Mike & the Moonpies, Milford Graves, MJ Lenderman,Moon Duo, Museum Mouth, Nest Egg, No Love, Oak City Slums, Orville Peck, Phantogram, Pharmakon, Pure Adult, Purple Mountains, Raphael Saadiq, Rosenau + Sanborn, Ryley Walker, Sarah Shook & The Disarmers, Savage Knights, Secret Shame, Sleater-Kinney, Snail Mail, Solar Halos, Spellling, Strange Ranger, Sunwatchers, Tashi Dorji, The Dead Tongues, The Messthetics, The Nude Party, The Watson Twins, TKO Faith Healer, Tomberlin, Trace Mountains, TRNSGNDR/VHS, Tropical Fuck Storm, Tyler Ramsey, Wednesday, Whatever Happened to Pizza at McDonald, Wolf Eyes, Yowler, Zah, Zen Mother
Source: Press Release