SASQUATCH MUSIC FESTIVAL LINEUP IS ANNOUNCED
Those of you who have followed this blog for the last few years know I have been going to the Sasquatch Festival at The Gorge Amphitheater each May, and that I tend to make a big deal of it. I make a big deal of it because it is one of the most enjoyable things I do each year! And this year will be no different, I will post a bunch of pictures here on the blog with write-ups on all the bands I see.
I am a bit underwhelmed by the headlining acts this year, but that is o.k. I usually don't go to Sasquatch for the headliners, but more for the "lesser" or lesser-known artists at the smaller stages.
According to http://www.sasquatchfestival.com/, here is the lineup of bands for this year. I have noted the ones I am most interested in seeing in blue:
Saturday, May 29th
My Morning Jacket / Vampire Weekend / The National / Deadmau5 / Broken Social Scene / OK Go / Wale / Public Enemy / The Hold Steady / Miike Snow / Z-Trip / Brother Ali / Minus The Bear / WHY? / The Very Best / Portugal. The Man / Mumford & Sons / The Lonely Forest / Nurses / The Middle East / Patrick Watson / Laura Marling / Morning Teleportation / Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros / Fool's Gold / Garfunkel & Oates / Dam-Funk
Sunday, May 30th
Massive Attack / Pavement / LCD Soundsystem / Tegan and Sara / Kid Cudi / Nada Surf / Dirty Projectors / The xx / The Long Winters / Simian Mobile Disco / Midlake / Girls / Vetiver / The Tallest Man On Earth / YACHT / Booka Shade / Caribou / Avi Buffalo / City and Colour / Cymbals Eat Guitars / A-Trak / Fruit Bats / tUnE-yArDs / Local Natives / Freelance Whales / Jets Overhead / Rob Riggle / Luke Burbank
Monday, May 31st
Ween / MGMT / Band of Horses / She & Him / Passion Pit / The New Pornographers / Drive-By Truckers / Boys Noize / Camera Obscura / The Temper Trap / Dr. Dog / Neon Indian / No Age / The Mountain Goats / Phantogram / Quasi / Japandroids / Mayer Hawthorne & The County / The Low Anthem / Fresh Espresso / Hudson Mohawke / Telekinesis / Past Lives / Yes Giantess / Craig Robinson
I don't understand how Ween can be considered a headliner. I can see it for Massive Attack and My Morning Jacket, but... Ween? Heh... Because there will be more bands announced between now and the time of the festival, and because there have been rumors of bands like The Pixies, Soundgarden and other more high-profile groups, I like to believe maybe someone will bump Ween from headliner status.
I already have my tickets, I got them prior to the announcement of the band lineup. I've had so much fun there the last few years, I figured "Why not!" Each year there are all kinds of bands I have never heard, let alone heard of, but that is what makes it fun. I always find some new band(s) I like when I go to this festival.
It is May 29, 30 and 31. This one is always worth going to. Maybe I will see some of you there this May!