Hopscotch Music Festival released its 2012 schedule on Wednesday.
More than 170 bands will play throughout 15 venues in downtown Raleigh on Sept. 6-8.
It all kicks off Thursday, Sept. 6, at 8:30 p.m. when Phil Cook & His Feat play Fletcher Opera Theater. Phil Cook is a Durham multi-instrumentalist and member of Megafaun. "His Feat" are actually his feet. He is a one man band who uses a combination of banjo, resonator, electric guitar, harmonica, kick drum and amplified stompbox, according to the Hopscotch website.
Other highlights of opening night include Thee Oh Sees and Holograms at the CAM Raleigh, one of several new Hopscotch venues this year. The Longview Center, another new venue, will host experimental guitarists, including Bill Orcutt and Chuck Johnson.
On Friday, Sept. 7, rock legends Built to Spill and The Jesus and Mary Chain will share the stage at the Raleigh City Plaza. They will be joined by Zammuto. In addition, Hopscotch's 14 club venues will be hosting acts. Kings Barcade will have a night of heavy metal, while Berkeley Cafe will feature singer-songwriters Damien Jurado and David Pajo.
Hopscotch will close out Saturday with another headlining show at Raleigh City Plaza. The Roots joined by New York disco outfit Escort and Shirlette and The Dynamite Brothers will take the stage. The 14 club venues will also be rocking this night with acts including Sunn O))) and Oren Ambarchi at Memorial Auditorium.
The full schedule is available on Hopscotch's official website.
Hopscotch 3-day wristbands went on sale in December. They run $110 each and grant you access to all club shows and both City Plaza headlining shows. There are limited number of these still available.
Single day passes, which will get you into all Hopscotch shows on a specific day, are also available. They range from $55-75.
On Wednesday, Hopscotch released a limited number of single tickets to the City Plaza headlining shows. These will cost you $34 each.