Hopscotch Music Festival Featuring: Mikal Cronin
Ex Cops, Swearin', Late Bloomer
Sep 6, 2013
One of the ten essential summer festivals in North America 2012—Pitchfork
"One of the best and most eclectic music festivals in America."—Spin
"Incredibly diverse"—The New York Times
With more than 450 bands performing and 60,000 fans attending since 2010, Hopscotch Music Festival is one of America's most talked-about weekends for music lovers. This year, Hopscotch brings 175 bands to 15 venues in downtown Raleigh. Intended to highlight the Triangle's music scene by pairing exciting local talent with notable national and international artists, Hopscotch offers choices in just about every genre imaginable—rock, hip-hop, alt-country, metal, dance, punk, classical, noise, drone, folk, and more. It is a festival that thrives on the variety and quality of its lineup, and with roughly 35% of the musicians hailing from Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and other nearby locales, it's a testament to both this region's musical diversity and its national relevance.