Sasquatch 2014 lineup:

Sasquatch! 2014 Lineup:


Weekend 1: Outkast, The Nation, Queens of the Stone Age, M.I.A., Foster the People, Kid Cudi, HAIM, Neko Case, Foals, Major Lazer, Cut copy, Die Antwoord, Elbow, Violent Femmes, The Naked and Famous, Cage the Elephant, Mogwai, Tyler, the Creator, Chance the Rapper, Portugal. the Man, Rudimental, Boys Noize, Gesaffelstein, Cold War Kids, City and Colour, Phantogram, First Aid Kit, tUnE-yArDs, Yelle, AlunaGeorge, Panda Bear, Phosphorescent, Bob Mould, Washed Out, Band of Skulls, Brody Dalle, Austra, Parquet Courts, Damien Jurado, Deafheaven, Big Freedia, Classixx, Black Joe Lewis, Liars, Tourist, Ryan Hemsworth, Tokimonsta, Chet Faker, Banks, The Dodos, The Lonely Forest, Lucious, The Stepkids, Half Moon Run, Little Green Cars, Crystal Fighters, Houndmouth, Cloud Control, Jonathan Wilson, Waxahatchee, Foy Vance, Mary Lambert, Willy Mason, Papa, Shakey Graves, The Growlers, Syd Arthur, Cowboy and Indian, White Sea, Rathborne, Pink Mountaintops, The Physics, Radiation City, LA Luz, The Bright Light Social Hour, Big Scary, Modern Kin, Raz Simone, Sam Lachow, Gifted Gab, Hobosexual, The Grizzled Mighty, Fly Moon Royalty, The Flavr Blue, Tacocat, Princess feat. Maya Rudolph, Nick Swardson, Bridget Everett, Eric Andre, Charlyne Yi.


Weekend 2: Soundgarden, Kraftwerk (3D), New Order, Frank Ocean, Royksopp + Robyn, Neutral Milk Hotel, Broken Bells, Spoon, Tegan and Sara, Local Natives, La Roux, Gogol Bordello, Jake Bugg, Atmosphere, Rhye, The Bloody Beetroots, Dillon Francis, Big Gigantic, The Black Angels, Deltron 3030, The Horrors, Junip, The Notwist, St. Lucia, Dr. Dog, Kurt Vile & The Violators, of Montreal, Talib Kweli, The Cave Singers, Punch Brothers, Action Bronson, Lee Fields & The Expressions, Sharon Van Etten, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Sol, Casey Veggies, RL Grime, Tchami, Audion, Fuck Buttons, Courney Barnett, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, Cloud Nothings, Foxygen, Palma Violets, Mikal Cronin, Mac Demarco, Jon Hopkins, Gold Panda, Majical Cloudz, Duke Dumont, Oneohtrix Point Never, Death, Black Prairie, Latyrx, Metz, John Grant, Reigning Sound, Black Milk, Typhoon, Cass McCombs, Young & Sick, No, Boy & Bear, Asgeir, Mutual Benefit, The Bots, Wild Cub, Gangstagrass, Phox, Ages and Ages, The Districts, Mimicking Birds, Chad Vangaalen, Shelby Earl, Hunter Hunted, Fly Golden Eagle, Sandrider, Helms Alee, Night Beats, Chastity Belt, Dude York, Iska Dhaaf, Kithikin, Pollens, Demetri Martin, Eugene Mirman, Kurt Braunohler, W. Kamau Bell, Kyle Dunnigan.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Time To Start Talking About Sasquatch 2011

Is it too early to talk about Sasquatch 2011? Considering the Cure were announced as a 2008 headliner near Halloween of 2007, and Pavement was announced last year on November 7th, it's not too early. Here is what we know about the Sasquatch 2011 Music Festival.

Dates: While the dates are yet to be confirmed, you can bet it will be May 28th through the 30th, Memorial Day weekend (as usual). This will be the tenth anniversary, so it's unlikely they will reduce the festival to two days.

Tickets: Tickets went on sale last year with the Pavement announcement in early November, the first year tickets went on sale this early. They usually go on sale the weekend after the lineup is revealed, in February. The past few years, there have been three price levels, so it behooves you to buy early. Last year's festival sold out in record time, and unless they do away with headliners and cool bands all together, it will sell out early again.

Lineup: The lineup is usually announced the day after President's Day (President's Day being February 21st, 2011). This is the latest President's day will be for the next several years, so I wouldn't be surprised if they announce the lineup the week prior (it was the 15th last year).

Tenth Anniversary: It's no secret next year with be the tenth edition of the Sasquatch! Music Festival. In an interview with Consequence of Sound earlier this year, Adam Zacks said they have a couple surprises in store for this year's festival. What type of surprises might you ask? Radiohead or Pearl Jam headlining? A fourth day? A fifth stage/tent?

Speaking of Radiohead, we've also been discussing Guerrilla Candy's (Travis Hay) interview with Adams Zacks for a couple years now, the one where Zacks stated Bjork (who played in 2007) and Radiohead are basically his White Whales. Those who attended last year's festival can attest, the newly enclosed main stage reduces the amazing scenery we've grown to enjoy. Was it created to enhance the crowd's experience? No way. It was created to protect Neko Case from hail, to protect Spoon and Interpol from the wind, and to increase the likelihood bands with expensive light shows will consider attending. In no way does this mean Radiohead is rumored. It's more like the scene in Dumb and Dumber when Jim Carrey says, "so you're telling me there's a chance."

As for the Pearl Jam possibility, we will know more when Soundgarden eventually announces their reunion tour. They share the same drummer (Matt Cameron), so Soundgarden playing elsewhere in late May will suffocate that inclusion.

Big Name Possibilities: It's a bit early to be reading into tour schedules, so this rumor isn't holding buckets of water, but it still holds a couple pints. Interpol have been touring extensively, yet have skipped the Northwest all together? They are still touring through March, so adding a Seattle show will kill this rumor. It's Seattle or Sasquatch though, it makes zero sense skipping both. (EDIT: January Seattle show added).

The festival always caters to bands with NW ties. Getting at least two of the following local powerhouses seems like a safe bet; Death Cab For Cutie, Modest Mouse, the Decemberists, Fleet Foxes, and Spoon.

More Info:

All rumors and confirmations will be easy to find located at the top of this blog. Keep checking here for Sasquatch news, commentary, updates, and reviews. Check out the The Cog for poorly written reviews about possible Sasquatch bands. If you have any questions about the festival, the friendly people on the Sasquatch Message Board will be more than willing to assist. Let the Sasquatch 2011 discussions begin!

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10 comments:

Anonymous said...

One thing that is a big possibility is that PJ and Soundgarden could play. I remember last year there was a huge rumour going around that SG would be a surprise addition to one of the days.

Since Matt Cameron does drums for both bands and both bands have been known to play together, it would be pretty amazing if we got both of them for the 10th anni

know ID yuh said...

I wouldn't say Pearl Jam and Soundgarden are a "big possibility." It's more like a pipe dream.

I wouldn't be surprised if Soundgarden headlined though. There were discussions involving Soundgarden playing last year's festival, but it didn't work out. They could have decided, "too soon, we just got back together, Pearl Jam is still touring, let's shoot for next year."

Amit said...

Lykke Li is playing the Wonder Ballroom on May 28th, pretty likely she'll be at sasquatch as well

know ID yuh said...

Lykke Li is also playing in Seattle on May 26th. Although there are exceptions to the radius clause, this would almost definitely exclude her.

Anonymous said...

I think Lykke Li will be there. She's announced a concert at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver as well so I'm guessing before she plays seattle she'll play Sasquatch. Mumford and Sons did something similar last year and so did Edward Sharpe. Safe bets are if they're playing in Vancouver around those dates, they'll be hitting up the fest.

Hiyaha said...

Good to know about the concert at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver, thanks.

Anonymous said...

I am thinking Nero should play the tent this year. The addition of small sideshow night electro acts killed last year. Example Simian Mobile Disco & A-Trak. Every loves the big bands, but the electro tent presents a welcome intermittent relief to all who just want to rage/gig hard. NERO would be sickkk.

Adam said...

More Dubstep please!

Chris said...

what exactly are the sources for these "rumored" bands? tour date gaps or what?

know ID yuh said...

My source, my brother's girlfriend used to date a guy who knows the guy who used to play bass in Janes Addiction, who said Perry Ferrell thinks Sasquatch is in Seattle, but introduced me to his publicist who tells me all the juicy info about Sasquatch, because his tennis buddy knows Bill Gates, who knows Adam Zacks, who knows lineup.