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Hopscotch Music Fest announces first band in 2012 lineup

Posted March 27, 2012

Metal pioneers Sunn O))) was announced Tuesday as the first act on Hopscotch Music Festival’s 2012 lineup.

The band’s show on Saturday, Sept. 8, at Memorial Auditorium will be its first announced North American tour date since September 2010.

Formed nearly 15 years ago, Sun O))) is known for combining the elements of black metal, drone and ambient genres. They play through a sea of amplifiers and smoke, making the listener focus on the shifts in the music, according to the Hopscotch website.

They are also snappy dressers – donning Grimm Robes for each performance.

The full Hopscotch lineup will be released April 18. Hopscotch Music Fest is Sept. 6-8. 

Tickets are on sale now. 

So, have you heard of Sun O)))? What other bands do you want to see on the Hopscotch lineup this year? 

Watch a Sun O))) performance below:


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  • davidgnews Mar 28, 2012

    "It is music of this nature that will lead our youth to worship Satan."

    Laughable at best. Blame anything instead of bad parenting !

  • Shelley Cooper Mar 28, 2012

    It is music of this nature that will lead our youth to worship Satan.

  • Flingpooatyou Mar 28, 2012

    Soooooo, do they actually perform music or just make noise and stand around with their hands in the air? I'm pretty open minded to all kinds of music (including metal), but after watching the video above I can say that THAT.....is not music.

  • heatherh2131 Mar 27, 2012

    WOW... I think I have a headache....hopefully something better will be in line up?