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Hopscotch canceled, dates set for 2021 festival

Posted July 3, 2020 2:46 p.m. EDT
Updated July 3, 2020 2:48 p.m. EDT

Die-hard music fans gather in Downtown Raleigh, N.C. to celebrate the 10th annual Hopscotch Music Festival on Friday, September 6, 2019. Headliners for day two of the three-day music-filled weekend included James Blake, Jenny Lewis, Dirty Projectors, Orville Peck, and more. (Photo By: Baird Photography / WRAL Out and About)

The annual Hopscotch music festival that takes over venues around Raleigh is canceled for 2020.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic became a reality of life for North Carolina and the world at large, we have held out hope that our festival might still go on as planned. But it has become clear that to ensure the safety of our attendees, employees, artists, and volunteers, Hopscotch Music Festival will no longer take place in 2020," organizers said Friday.

Those with pre-purchased tickets can request a refund or hold on to passes to access to shows in 2021.

The festival is set to return Sept. 9-11, 2021.

"Planning for next year is underway, and we’re excited to make up for lost time. We hope to bring back our Halfway to Hopscotch event in the Spring of 2021 and will let you know once our dates and location for this event have been confirmed," organizers said.

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