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Your guide to Hopscotch 2022 in Raleigh, NC

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Animal Collective performed at last year’s festival.

Photo by Bryan Regan

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The 12th annual Hopscotch Music Festival will return to downtown Raleigh on Thurs., Sept. 8-Sat., Sept. 10. Over three days, more than 40 acts including headliners Courtney Barnett, Perfume Genius, Kim Gordon + Charley Crockett will perform.

From local musicians to free shows, we have the rundown on what you need to know about Hopscotch 2022.

🌳 NC musicians

Of the 28 artists performing on the festival’s main stages in Moore Square and City Plaza, four are based in NC.

  • MJ Lenderman is an alt-country songwriter from Asheville. Pitchfork ranked his breakthrough solo album, “Boat Songs,” high enough to earn the music publication’s “Best New Music” accreditation.
  • Folk-country musician Al Riggs is based in Durham. Their latest album, “Themselves,” explores death, rebirth, and transformation. Read Pitchfork’s album review.
  • Rock singer and songwriter Reese McHenry moved to Durham in 2000. This will be the powerful vocalist’s first performance after the onset of COVID-19.
  • HNDCLW is a band based in Kill Devil Hills and boasts an alternative + experimental sound.

View the full lineup.

🎟️ Ticket options

There are four ways to attend the shows on the main stages.

  • Three-day general admission ($175)
  • Three-day VIP passes ($299)
  • Thursday, Friday + Saturday day passes ($79+)
  • Single show tickets ($39+)

Buy tickets here.

🎶 Join the fun for free

Don’t miss Hopscotch’s free day party series. Musicians like Skylar Gudasz + Well$ will perform at 15+ local venues, Thursday-Sunday.

Additionally, there will be 18 free, late-night club shows split between The Pour House Music Hall and Slim’s (downtown’s oldest bar). Bonus: 12 of the acts are from NC. View the lineup + performance times.