Future Islands and Run the Jewels set to headline Hopscotch Music Festival
Kaanchee Gandhi

The Raleigh, N.C. based music festival that highlights local music, Hopscotch Music Festival, is returning for its eighth year. The festival will take place in downtown Raleigh from Sept. 7-10. Hopscotch will feature more than 120 acts including headliners Solange, Future Islands, Run the Jewels, Angel Olsen, and Margo Price. Hopscotch has expanded programming this year for 3-days at Raleigh's Red Hat Amphitheater, with the introduction of the Raleigh Convention Center's Exhibition Hall ('The Basement') to its participating venues. Each of these passes allows entry into all festival clubs, three City Plaza headlining shows, and three Red Hat Amphitheater headlining shows.

All remaining VIP and 3-Day passes are sale through Hopscotch's website here and via etix here. 1-day passes will go on sale later this summer. Hopscotch is programmed by executive director Nathan Price, Grant Lyman, Senior Vice President of Booking at Live Nation Carolinas, the company that is responsible for the city owned Red Hat Amphitheater's calendar. Hopscotch also notes that "the poster for this year was designed by Kaanchee Gandhi, using the paintings of artist Elena Johnson." The full line-up for the music festival can be found here