Raleigh music festival Hopscotch’s lineup is low-key great every single year, and 2017 is no exception — except maybe now we can drop the “low-key” descriptor because they’ve really outdone themselves this time. Solange tops a bill that also includes Future Islands, Run The Jewels, Big Boi, Angel Olsen, the Brian Jonestown Massacre, the Afghan Whigs, Margo Price, the Make-Up, Noname, Thee Oh Sees, Oddisee & Good Compny, Machinedrum, Hurray For The Riff Raff, PWR BTTM, Mount Eerie, Preoccupations, and Rapsody — and that’s just the first four lines of a very big poster! The quality does not descend from there, with artists ranging from Pallbearer to Tei Shi to Florist to Serpentwithfeet to Mannequin Pussy dotting the lineup. There are so many more eye-popping names that if I mentioned them all in this paragraph it would hardly qualify as a summary. It’s seriously stacked. Here’s the whole list in alphabetical order:
Absent Lovers, Acid Chaperone, Advance Base, Ahleuchatistas, Albert Adams, Aldous Harding, Alessandro Cortini, Ami Dang, Angel Olsen, Arone Dyer’s Dronechoir, Arrow Benjamin, Aunt Sis, Bellows, Beverly, Big Boi, Big Thief, Bill Kouligas, Birds of Avalon, Blois, blursome, Body Games, BODYKIT, Boy Harsher, Buke & Gase, Busdriver, Cass McCombs Band, Cherry Glazerr, Cloud Nothings, Cones, Cory Hanson, Dear Nora, Essex Muro, EZTV, Florist, Future Islands, gobbinjr, Happy Abandon, Har Mar Superstar, Hoops, Hurray For The Riff Raff, Jenny Besetzt, Jlin, Jock Gang, Kayo Dot, Kevin Morby, King Woman, Konvoi, Late Bloomer, M.E.S.H., Machinedrum, Mannequin Pussy, Margo Price, Marie Davidson, Mary Timony Plays Helium, Melkbelly, METZ, Monk Parker, Moon Racer, Mount Eerie, Mount Moriah, MOURN, Mourning Cloak, Museum Mouth, Naked Naps, Natural Velvet, NE-HI, Nest Egg, No One Mind, Noname, Ó, Oddisee & Good Compny, Pallbearer, Peaer, Pie Face Girls, Preoccupations, Protomartyr, PWR BTTM, Rapsody, Reflex Arc, Richard Lloyd, Run The Jewels, Sand Pact, serpentwithfeet, Severed Fingers, Shane Parish, Shepherds, Sir the Baptist, Skylar Gudasz, Snail Mail, Solange, Sound of Ceres, Sunflower Bean, Susto, Tei Shi, The Afghan Whigs, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Coke Dares, The Kneads, The Make-Up, The Mineral Girls, The Notekillers, The Tills, Thee Oh Sees, Thou, Torche, Totally Slow, Truth Club, Yves Tumor
Hopscotch goes down 9/7-10 in venues across Raleigh. Tickets are available here starting this Thursday, 5/11 at 10AM EDT.