The downtown Raleigh based Hopscotch Music Festival, which takes place September 8-10, has announced the venue information for the 2011 incarnation of the event. While the 2010 festival took place in 10 downtown Raleigh venues including Kings Barcade, Tir Na Nog and The Pour House, this year’s festival will expand to 12 venues. The two new venues will be White Collar Crime and the Fletcher Opera Theater, which is part of the Progress Energy Center. According to the Hopscotch website the use of the 600 seat Fletcher Opera Theater will allow the festival to provide, “increasingly diverse programming, while providing a unique festival experience for artists and attendees.”
Hopscotch has also announced that the artist lineup for the festival will be released April, 20. Tickets will go on sale the same day. While the promoters have been tightlipped about who is playing the event, they have hinted that, “a visionary Paris based composer, a Chapel Hill folk band, a seminal trio of Australian improvisers, an experimental Brooklyn siren and many more” are set to play the festival. For more information on the festival visit the Hopscotch website.