The details of the free day parties for the 2012 Hopscotch Music Festival were announced today. There are about 30 day parties in all, more than any previous year, featuring some of the area's biggest bands.
There will be five big official parties, two on Friday, September 7, and three on Saturday, September 8. Here's how those parties break down.
The The Love Language will headline a party at the Contemporary Art Museum on Friday from noon to 5 p.m. that will also feature Lonnie Walker, The American West, The Lollipops and SPCL GST.
Also on Friday will be a party at the Hibernian Pub from noon to 5 p.m. featuring Big Fat Gap, Jon Shain, Jason Kutchma and Randy Whitt.
On Saturday, Megafaun will headline a party of E. Martin Street in front of Mecca from noon to 5 p.m. with some "very special guests."
Also on Saturday, Royal Bangs will headline a party at Raleigh Times from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. which will also feature Kooley High, Double Negative, Red Collar, Spider Bags and The Bleeding Hearts.
And finally on Saturday, American Aquarium will headline a show at the Hibernian Pub from noon to 5 p.m. with Mipso Trio, John Howie Jr. and the Rosewood Bluff, Justin Robinson and the Mary Annettes and Th' Bullfrog Willard McGee.
There will also be tons of other small parties going on through the day Thursday through Sunday featuring tons of other great acts. Check out the complete list of parties HERE.
[UPDATE: Check out our simplified version of the day parties as a pdf file HERE.]