September 8-10, 2022
City Plaza (Multiple Venues)
443 Fayetteville St.
Raleigh, NC 27601
Tickets: $79 plus
Aussie rocker Courtney Barnett will grace City Plaza for the first time along with indie art-rock act Perfume Genius and venerated former Sonic Youth bassist and vocalist, Kim Gordon. As always, Hopscotch will showcase a plethora of ascending bands and singer-songwriters like Asheville’s MJ Lenderman, who recently received a glowing review from Pitchfork; Chicago surfish indie rock band DEHD; “Southern Gothic” folk singer Amythyst Kiah; Queens, New York R&B artist Yaya Bey; songstress Dawn Richard of Danity Kane fame; and one of the few main stage hip-hop acts, Quelle Chris. Friday night will also feature a special treat with Seun Kuti (the youngest son of legendary Afrobeat godfather Fela Kuti), performing with his father’s band, Egypt 80.
In addition to the eclectic lineup, there will be an assortment of day parties throughout downtown and a cornucopia of local craft makers and vendors at Moore Square throughout the weekend. And though the festival isn’t quite as vast as in years past, there’s still something for all types of music lovers and appreciators.
Check out the full schedule for Hopscotch Music Festival happening September 8-10 in Raleigh, North Carolina.