Raleigh's annual Hopscotch Music Festival
starts exactly four months from now, and today, the festival announced the lineup for its seventh installment. The big headliners this year include Erykah Badu, William Basinski, Television, Andrew Bird, Converge, Gary Clark Jr., Baroness, and area favorites Sylvan Esso.
Hopscotch announced last night that Red Hat Amphitheater has been added
as a venue for Friday night—that will be Badu and Clark's bill. Memorial Auditorium is back, too. Raleigh City Plaza remains a venue with its own three headlining shows, capped by Sylvan Esso and Vince Staples on Saturday, Sept. 10.
There's an expanded hip-hop presence this year, including Young Thug, Big Freedia, Kelela, and Anderson .Paak and The Free Nationals, who put in an excellent set of Durham's Art of Cool Festival over the weekend. Further-flung experimental acts, like the sax trio Battle Trance, Kid Millions and Jim Sauter
, and guitarist Tom Carter make a strong showing, as do folk-minded outfits Promised Land Sound (who will also back up Lavender Country Friday night) and Joan Shelley, who will perform solo and with Maiden Radio
You can check out the full lineup below. Tickets are on sale
75 Dollar Bill, A Giant Dog, Adia Victoria, Al Riggs, Amanda X, Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, Andrew Bird, Bad Friends, Baroness, Battle Trance, Beach House, Beach Slang, Beverly Tender, Big Freedia, blursome, Bodykit, Bond St. District, Boulevards, C/\L/\PSE, Car Seat Headrest, Charming Youngsters, Cobalt, Container, Converge, Crete, Cross Record, Dai Burger, Damon/Dorji Duo, Daniel Bachman & Friends, Demdike Stare, Diet Cig, DJ Spinn & The Era Footwork Crew, Don Bikoff, Downtown Boys, Dynamite Brothers, Earthling, Earthly, Eldritch Horror, Eric Bachmann, Erykah Badu, ET Anderson, Gary Clark Jr., Grohg, GRRL, Gun Outfit, Hotline, HOUSEFIRE, Inga Copeland, Japanese Breakfast, Joan Shelley, Jodi, Julien Baker, Junglepussy, Kelela, Kid Millions & Jim Sauter, Kingdom, Konvoi, Kooley High, Lacy Jags, Lambchop, Lavender Country, Leila Abdul-Rauf and Nathan A. Verrill, LVL UP, Maiden Radio, Make, Man Forever, Milo, Mr. Carmack, Mutoid Man, Necrocosm, No One Mind, Oak City Slums, Occultist, Palm, Pink Flag, Promised Land Sound, Quilt, Rabit, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Red Sea, Ricky Eat Acid, S.E. Ward, Sarah Shook & The Disarmers, Secret Guest, Sneakers, Sneaks, Soldiers of Fortune, Stooges Brass Band, Suzi Analogue, Swizzymack, Sylvan Esso, Television, The Coathangers, The Dead Tongues, The Dinwiddies, The Hell No, The Powder Room, The Snails, The Wyrms, Tom Carter, Treee City, Tribulation, Tuskha, Twin Peaks, Vhöl, Vincas, Vince Staples, Voight-Kampff, Weird Pennies, Wiki, William Basinski, Wolf Parade, Wume, Wye Oak, YOB, Young Thug, Youth Code, Zensofly