Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Hopscotch announces free April shows, new festival venues

To celebrate the announcement of the 2011 Hopscotch Music Festival lineup which will be announced on April 20, there will be three free shows across the Triangle on April 21, 22 and 23.

The big show will be at Tir Na Nog in Raleigh on Thursday, April 21 featuring The Rosebuds, Heads on Sticks, DJ SPCL GST and a fashion show hosted by Revolver Consignment. It starts at 10 p.m.

On Friday, April 22, Spider Bags, Last Year's Men and more will play The Cave in Chapel Hill. It starts at 9 p.m.

And finally, on Saturday, April 23, Schooner, The Loners and more will play The Pinhook in Durham. It starts at 9 p.m.

Moving forward to the Hopscotch Festival itself in September, the event will feature all ten of last year's venues as well as two new ones. The new venues are the club White Collar Crime and the Fletcher Opera Theater at the Progress Energy Center.

One of the bands for the Fletcher Opera Theater has already been announced. The reunited New York band Swans will play the venue on September 10.

Like last year, there are some lineup teases on Twitter. It looks like New York metal band Liturgy will be playing this year. We'll bring you the full lineup as soon as it's available on April 20.

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