There have bit bits and pieces about a new ambitious music festival in Raleigh floating around for a little while now and it's definitely seems to be happening (the permits have even been filed). It's been dubbed the Hopscotch Festival (site has not launched yet as of January 6) and is being organized by The Independent Weekly.
The festival is set to span 10 venues in downtown Raleigh and host a whopping 120 bands from September 9-11. The venues will include Tir Na Nog, The Pour House, Slim's and even City Plaza on on Fayetteville Street. Artists will include a mix of local and national acts.
You can expect us to keep you will informed on this event as the details unfold because we're as excited about it as you should be. Tickets are already set to go on sale on February 18 after the festival web site goes online. The first round of bands will be announced when the site goes live and we'll be keeping our ear to the ground to bring you the info as is surfaces.
You may begin speculating about the massive line-up now. I'll get things started. I'd expect to see local favorites and Indy friends The Rosebuds and Megafaun on the bill.
[info via On the Beat and The Independent]