Public Enemy heads up debut Hopscotch Festival
Public Enemy, Panda Bear and Broken Social Scene will be among the headliners at the Hopscotch Music Festival Sept. 9-11 in Raleigh, NC. Panda Bear and Broken Social Scene will top the bill in Raleigh City Plaza Sept. 10, and Public Enemy will play a rare full-band set Sept. 11, according to a press release.
The Hopscotch Festival will feature more than 110 local, national and international bands spread between nine clubs throughout the festival's three days. The initial lineup includes artists from a wide variety of genres, including rock, hip-hop, alt-country, folk and more. The confirmed acts include Lucero, Akron/Family, Harvey Milk, No Age, The Rosebuds, War on Drugs, All Tiny Creatures and many more.
In addition to music, Hopscotch will present free discussions between musicians and authors at the Raleigh City Museum. Participants include Christopher R. Weingarten, music critic for The Village Voice and Rolling Stone and author of a new book about Public Enemy's "It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back."