Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Hopscotch adds 13th venue and 14 new bands including Titus Andronicus

Titus Andronicus is one of the 14 new bands added
to the Hopscotch lineup
This morning Hopscotch announced fourteen new bands today, plus a new venue for all of these incredible bands to play at.  This new batch of bands holds quite a few surprises, the biggest name being the indie-punk group Titus Andronicus who've been a name in everyones sights for the past year or two, so getting the chance to see them at Hopscotch will be incredible.  The festival also added Merge artist Times New Viking, Vivian Girls, and Bass Drum of Death.

The new venue announced is The Union, found in Raleigh's warehouse district and fitting with the theme of closely knit venues all within walking distance.  A new venue and over a dozen new bands is an announcement I've certainly welcomed, especially considering the bands already on the lineup were pretty phenomenal.  The schedule shows some excellent lineups for some excellent locations throughout the weekend, standouts being a Lonnie Walker curated bill at Kings which consists of Dinosaur Feathers, Grandchildren, Woodsmen, and Lower Dens all playing with Lonnie Walker.  Another exciting venue is Fletcher Auditorium, the beautiful 600 capacity room which includes acts like Swans, Lost in the Trees, Bombadil, and Julianna Barwick.

Tickets are still on sale for Hopscotch with 3-day passes including City Plaza shows running at $105 and club shows at $65.  Alternatively you could also just buy City Plaza passes, priced at $32 for Guided By Voices, Drive-By Truckers, and The Dodos and $34 for The Flaming Lips, Superchunk, and The Light Pines.  There are a limited number of all-show passes so get them while you can.  Below is the list of the 14 new bands added to the lineup.  You can check out the full schedule for the second annual Hopscotch Music Festival at their website.

Titus Andronicus
Times New Viking
Vivian Girls
White Ring
Pepper Rabbit
Bass Drum of Death
Diamond Rings
Xray Eyeballs
D-Town Brass
The Hairs
Brain Flannel
North Elementary
Temperance League

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