Hopscotch Festival gets Halifax bouncing

Staff ~ Halifax News Net
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The Hopscotch Festival of Youth takes place Sept. 27 and 28 in HRM. Chicago/Detroit based hip hop duo The Cool Kids will headline this year’s festival which will also showcase local hip hop performers like Quake, Kayo and The Caravan with DJ IV, as well as Halifax hip hop pioneers, Universal Soul.

Hopscotch Festival of Youth takes its name from the classic schoolyard game, hopscotch. The Hopscotch Festival embraces using different and unexpected spaces and venues, as well as showcasing new and unique performers.

This year’s festival hopes to bring the hip hop community together like never before. Performances will be scheduled on both sides of the harbour. A visual art component of the festival will take place at The Cove in Dartmouth, presented by Waterfront Development.

The official Saturday night after party will feature Halifax’s first-ever Silent Disco at the Marquee Club. Participants will listen to music via wireless headphones, allowing each individual to experience their own personal dance club experience. Several DJs will perform various forms of music ranging from electronic to hip hop.

For the full festival line-up, including times and locations, visit:www.facebook.com/hopscotchhalifax or like ‘Hopscotch Halifax Celebration’ on Facebook.

Organizations: The Cove, Marquee Club

Geographic location: HRM, Chicago, Dartmouth

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