Hopscotch Music Festival has added two more choice main-stage headliners to this year’s schedule — Nile Rodgers & Chic, one of the most prolific hitmakers of the past four decades, and Flaming Lips.
Along with releasing “Le Freak,” “Good Times” and other disco-era landmarks with Chic, Rodgers has also produced and/or written hits for Diana Ross, Daft Punk, David Bowie, Madonna and more over the years.
Flaming Lips, meanwhile, will replace the previously announced Belle & Sebastian, who had to cancel. This will be a return engagement for the Lips, who were one of Hopscotch’s early headliners in 2011.
Headliners on the main stage include Miguel, Nile Rodgers & Chic, Grizzly Bear and Flaming Lips. Liz Phair will also perform.
Other bands on the Hopscotch bill this year include Prince’s former band The Revolution, Moses Sumney, Real Estate, Mipso, The Jayhawks, Waxahatchee, Sarah Shook and the Disarmers, Red Fang, Gang Gang Dance, Body/Head, Grouper, Dvsn, US Girls, Hailu Mergia, Ought, The Love Language and dozens of others.
Brother Wayne Kramer, the founding guitarist of Detroit punk legends MC5, will also be performing at Hopscotch. He will be joined on stage by Soundgarden’s Kim Thayil on guitar, Fugazi’s Brendan Canty on drums, Dug Pinnick of King’s X on bass and Zen Guerrilla’s Marcus Durant as the frontman. The group will play MC5‘s debut album Kick Out the Jams in its entirety, as well as an encore set of MC5 material.
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