Sasquatch 2016 Rumors:

Sasquatch! 2016 Lineup:

Florence And The Machine, The Cure, Disclosure, Major Lazer, Alabama Shakes, A$AP Rocky, Sufjan Stevens, M83, Grimes, Chet Faker, Leon Bridges, Jamie xx, Purity Ring, Tycho, Allen Stone, Mac DeMarco, Lord Huron, Kurt Vile, Big Grams, Nathaniel Rateliff And the Night Sweats, Rudimental, Caribou, X Ambassadors, Four Tet, Digable Planets, The Internet, Yo La Tengo, Yeasayer, Andra Day, B├śRNS, Oh Wonder, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, M. Ward, Todd Terje, Ty Segall & The Muggers, Savages, Frightened Rabbit, Alina Baraz, Blind Pilot, Wolf Alice, Vince Staples, Marian Hill, Baauer, Saint Motel, Houndmouth, Baroness, Casey Veggies, Vic Mensa, Ibeyi, Matt Corby, Oddisee, Noah Gundersen, Wet, Chelsea Wolfe, Raury, Shamir, Julia Holter, Titus Andronicus, Telekinesis, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Beat Connection, Lany, Protomartyr, The Twilight Sad, Speedy Ortiz, Son Little, Shannon and the Clams, Tamaryn, Soak, La Luz, Kaleo, Kevin Garret, Bully, Autolux, Tacocat, Deep Sea Diver, Joseph, Hop Along, Baio, Marcus Marr, Hibou, Brothers From Another, John Mark Nelson, Briana Marela, Summer Cannibals, Bayonne, Isha Dhaaf, Sir the Baptist, Conner Youngblood, Oscar, Grace Love and the True Loves, Thunderpussy, Wimps, Mindie Lind, The Dip, Tangerine, Fauna Shade, Ruler, Dave B, Natasha Leggero, The Lucas Bros, Todd Barry, Moshe Kasher, Scharpling & Wurster, Lauren Lapkus, Dave Hill, Mark Normand

Friday, November 20, 2009

Name the Dance Tent Contest!

Here's the info!

November 18th, 2009
Name That Tent!
Once a year, mythical beasts appear in the wilds of The Gorge as the stage names at the Sasquatch! Festival: Sasquatch, Wookie, Yeti and…Comedy/Dance Tent? Hold on a second. We can do better than that! Let’s bring the Comedy/Dance Tent into the fold and give it a name fitting for Sasquatch! Festival 2010.

Email us at sasquatchfest@gmail.com with your suggestion for the new Comedy/Dance Tent name, and we’ll choose one winner to receive:

- a pair of 3 day festival passes for the ‘10 festival
- a weekend camping pass for 1 vehicle
- a glow-in-the-dark Pixies poster signed by all the members

Oh yeah, and on top of all that, you’ll have named a stage at your favorite festival. Not many people get to say that…so give it a shot!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

More Info on Sasquatch! 2010

Tickets for a three day pass will be $170 http://tiny.cc/hDIVd

Pavement at Sasquatch! 2010 and 3 Day Pass Rumored to be On Sale Today!

Check it out!

http://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2009/11/pavement-to-play-sasquatch-2010-three-day-passes-o.html

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

New Adds...Drops...

Per the Official Website:

May 5th, 2009
Additions to Lineup
We’re happy to announce the following additions to this year’s lineup:

The Henry Clay People: Sunday on the Yeti Stage from 2:10pm - 2:55pm

Deerhoof: Monday on the Mainstage from 12:55 pm - 1:35 pm

Natasha Leggero: Monday in the Comedy Tent from 4:30 pm - 5:15 pm

That said, as we know, things can happen, and due to unforeseeable conflicts, this year’s festival will no longer include Japandroids, Mugison, and Demetri Martin.

See you in 18 days!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Multiple Adds, Schedule Soon...

From the Official Sasquatch! Website:

March 27th, 2009

Even More To Love

Some recent additions were made to the Sasquatch! lineup, and we want to make sure you’re totally, 100% “in the know”:

Saturday
Champagne Champagne

Sunday
Japandroids
Mad Rad

Monday
Other Lives

Stage schedules coming soon…keep your shirt on!


I like how Sasquatch! is being a little more interactive with its fans this year. Street Sweeper was also added, which if you are a fan of Rage Against the Machine you should definitely check them out because rap/rock is back!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Mike Watt and the Missingmen Added to Sunday!!!

More than 10 years ago I saw Mike Watt rocking the bass at the legendary, and now demolished RCKNDY with other punk icons doing Punk Rock Karaoke. It was good times, I am looking forward to him rocking the bass again on Sunday the 24th on the Mainstage at Sasquatch!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

He's a Little Bit Hip Hop, She's a Little Bit Comedy...

Mos Def has been added to the Wookie Stage and Maria Bamford was added to the comedy tent, both on Saturday.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

More Comedy Adds!!!

Nick Thune and Aziz Ansari have been added to Saturday and Sunday respectively. Check it out on the Official Sasquatch! website.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Podcast Your Way Through the Sasquatch! 2009 Lineup!!!

Adam, a Sasquatch! fan and the one who posts Sasquatch! 2009 info on last.fm has put together a podcast for Saturday's lineup you can find it at http://wormsvsbirds.blogspot.com/. Look forward to Sunday and Monday's podcasts soon!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

The 2009 Official Lineup!!!

Thanks to an e-mail from Travis Hay (aka Ear Candy and Spin the Black Circle) here is the Official Lineup from the Official Website:

Saturday, May 23th
Kings of Leon / Yeah Yeah Yeahs / The Decemberists / Animal Collective / Bon Iver / Devotchka / M. Ward / Doves / Sun Kil Moon / The Gaslight Anthem / King Khan & The Shrines / Ra Ra Riot / Shearwater / Passion Pit / Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band / Vince Mira / Blind Pilot / Owl City / Arthur & Yu / Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele / Death Vessel / Hockey

Sunday, May 24th
Jane’s Addiction / Nine Inch Nails / TV On The Radio / Peter Bjorn and John / of Montreal / The Avett Brothers / Calexico / M83 / The Airborne Toxic Event / The Walkmen / The Wrens / St. Vincent / The Dodos / John Vanderslice / The Submarines / Viva Voce / The Builders And The Butchers / AA Bondy / Fences / Point Juncture, WA / Jon Benjamin

Monday, May 25th
Ben Harper and Relentless7 / Erykah Badu / Silversun Pickups / Fleet Foxes / Gogol Bordello / Santigold / Grizzly Bear / Explosions In The Sky / Girl Talk / Blitzen Trapper / The Knux / Monotonix / Bishop Allen / Black Moth Super Rainbow / Beach House / Mugison / The Dutchess And The Duke / School Of Seven Bells / Horse Feathers / The Pica Beats / Loch Lomond / BLK JKS

Ticket Information

Beginning February 28th (on sale weekend only):
A discounted 3 DAY FESTIVAL PASS is available for a very limited time / $154.50
Offer ends Sunday, March 1st at midnight.
Single tickets, per day / $56.50

Beginning March 2nd:
3 day pass / $199.50
Single tickets, per day / $66.50

Beginning May 11:
3 day pass / $229.50
Single tickets, per day / $76.50

V.I.P. package tickets with special amenities also available.
Full details on the festival website:sasquatchfestival.com
(Applicable service charges may apply)

Tickets go on sale Saturday February 28th at 10AM and can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com, sasquatchfestival.com, all Ticketmaster outlets, or charge by phone in Seattle (206) 628-0888, in Oregon (503) 224-4400, and in Eastern Washington (509) 735-0500

Camping is available for May 22, 23, 24, 25 and can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com. For more details, directions and further information on camping at The Gorge Amphitheatre go to sasquatchfestival.com.

Stay tuned to for more announcements and information at sasquatchfestival.com.

Produced by Live Nation and Adam Zacks

What an awesome start, but there are sure to be some additions. Did anyone else notice on the little T.V. on the right that said Fleet Foxes (which we already know are going to be there), The Shins and Death Cab for Cutie? Possible additions? We will have to see in the coming weeks...

Friday, February 13, 2009

My Sasquatch! 2009 Predictions!!!

Using what we know for sure, solid rumors, distant rumors, gut feelings and a little bit of want here are my 50 or so predictions for Sasquatch! 2009:

Nine Inch Nails, Weezer, Pavement, Jane’s Addiction, Oasis, Kings of Leon, Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs, The Shins, Decemberists, Grizzly Bear, The Long Winters, Patrick Wolf, Stars, Animal Collective, The Walkmen, Neko Case, Public Enemy, King of Khan, The Avett Brothers, Peter Bjorn and John, Monotonix, Sun Kil Moon, Passion Pit, Tobacco, Youth Group, Silversun Pickups, TV on the Radio, MGMT, Santogold, Vampire Weekend, Girl Talk, Nada Surf, Wolf Parade, Jenny Lewis, The Black Lips, Dan Deacon, Metric, The Wrens, Seaweed, Clumsy Lovers, Tenacious D, MSTRKRFT, The Thermals, Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band, John Vanderslice, The Duchess and the Duke, Eliot Lipp, U.S.E., Todd Barry, Zack Galifinakis, Patton Oswald.

What do you think? Obivously there will probably be closer to 80 or 90 bands, but that is exhausting. Last year I got 27 of the 71 bands right. How many do you think you can guess right?

Thursday, February 12, 2009

A Second Comedian Confirmed!

Zach Galifianakis is confirmed via a Sasquatch! Blog reader. My predictions coming soon...

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

New rumors, confirmations....

Todd Barry is now confirmed for the comedy/dance tent via his myspace page.

And the Walkmen are rumored, as they are touring with Kings of Leon.

However, rumors of Public Enemy, King of Khan, Neko Case, The Black Lips and Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs are unfounded at this point, unless someone has some links...

It is on!!!

I am about to rewrite a press release for posting on Ear Candy and I thought I would send along the press release for your blog.

Cheers,
-Travis


1-800-QUIT-NOW Presents
SASQUATCH! MUSIC FESTIVAL 2009 DATES ANNOUNCED
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Memorial Day Weekend | May 23, 24, 25, 2009
The Gorge | Quincy, WA

Line-up to be announced Tuesday, February 17
Festival includes newly expanded Comedy / Dance Tent.



Live Nation and Adam Zacks are pleased to announce confirmed dates for this year's Sasquatch Music Festival - Saturday May 23, Sunday May 24, and Monday May 25 - Memorial Day weekend at the legendary Gorge in Eastern Washington.

For the first time in its 8-year run, the festival will include the newly expanded Comedy & Dance Tent. The tent will feature performances from comedians throughout the day, and then come dusk, will spotlight electronic and dance music artists. The full line-up, website launch, and on-sale date will be announced, Tuesday, February 17, 2009.

Already the official opener to summer for music fans, Sasquatch! Music Festival is a certified monster of a musical event: this year's festival will feature another exciting and diverse line-up for the musically adventurous, and ups the ante on an event already hailed for its independent spirit.


Travis Hay
Freelance music journalist
http://blog.seattlepi.nwsource.com/earcandy

Sunday, February 8, 2009

The Decemberists Heavily Rumored, Other Confirmations!!!

Thanks to loyal Sasquatch! Blog readers it is evident that The Decemberists are heavily rumored for Sasquatch! '09 Via Colin Meloy's (Decemberists' frontman) Twitter Q & A and a date in Eugene, OR at the McDonald's Theatre. Below is the Twitter exchange:

The Twitter question:

@colinmeloy Best coffee shop in Portland? Any chance you'll be at Sasquatch? Why is my computer running so slow? grrr
10:02 AM Feb 7th from web in reply to colinmeloy

The Twitter answer:

@shazkitten Ace stumptown. yes. need more RAM?
10:09 AM Feb 7th from web in reply to shazkitten

Also, Kings of Leon is now confirmed based on several accounts of an interview done by DJ Harms from 107.7 The End.

Another Sasquatch! Blog reader helped confirm Passion Pit!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Rumors Abound on the Message Board and Abroad...(2009)

Now there are many rumors out there, here are a few that I believe to be solid:

Tobacco (from Black Moth Super Rainbow fame): A Facebooker pointed this out on the Sasquatch! Facebook page. After a little digging found the info on Tobacco's Myspace page. Interestingly, it does not explicitly say that he is playing Sasquatch!, but Tobacco seems to be saying he will be there in his own way.

Grizzly Bear: Quartermass, the co-administrator, along with myself, knows someone trying to book Grizzly Bear, but there was conflict because they are playing Sasquatch! He also says he has on good authority that Monotonix will be playing Sasquatch! Thanks Quartermass!

Passion Pit: A Consequence of Sound reader and commenter sited that Passion Pit revealed that they would be playing Sasquatch! '09 as well as Lollapalooza and Coachela in an interview for Under the Radar Magazine. The issues cover is on the Under the Radar magazine website, but not the content, sure enough Passion Pit is featured as an artist to keep a lookout for in 2009.

John Vanderslice: A message board reader and commenter wrote that he heard John say on KEXP that he will be playing Sasquatch! this year.

Keep the rumors coming, if they seem solid I will post them!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Subscribe to the Sasquatch! Blog!!!

You can now subscribe to the blog using Google, Bloglines, Netvibes, Newsgator and My Yahoo. See the bottom of the blog to join!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Another Confirmation.....

.....Peter, Bjorn and John. Thanks to a find by Ear Candy, Columbia Records reveal that they will be playing Sasquatch! on Sunday May 24th.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

A Collective Rumor.....

....Animal Collective that is! After reading a discussion on the Sasquatch! Message Board I followed a members link and presto there is a couple of dates for Animal Collective near Sasquatch!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

The Avett Brothers, Confirmed...

...according to this fansite: http://theavettbrothers.groupee.com/

Their official website nor their myspace confirm them as playing Sasquatch!, but it is feasible as they will be in Arizona with the Dave Matthews Band on May 6th. However, I doubt Dave Matthews will be at Sasquatch! as they always play three nights at the Gorge at the end of the summer.

If you can confirm or deny that the Avett Brothers are playing Sasquatch! let me know!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Rumors!!!

You asked for it and here it is. A place where rumors can start! We know that Kings of Leon are heavily rumored and that Sun Kil Moon is confirmed, but what are some other rumors out there? Here are several that I would agree with:

Coldplay - Have not played Washington since Viva La Vida came out.

Franz Ferdinand - New album and to me seem like a great fit for Sasquatch! maybe right before a headliner?

Band of Horses - New album this year and have their roots here in the Northwest.

Youth Group - I love this band from Australia. They put out a new album there in June and I believe it comes out in the U.S. in February. They are playing South by Southwest and would be a great Wookie stage band.

Weezer/Oasis Tour - Last year there was the R.E.M./Modest Mouse/National tour that came through Sasquatch! could Weezer and Oasis be this years version?

So what other rumors are out there? I know there are several on the Sasquatch! Message Board so check those out and add to them as well.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

First Confirmed Band for Sasquatch! 2009

A commenter on the Ear Candy Blog discovered that Sun Kil Moon is confirmed for Sasquatch! 2009. Travis Hay (A.K.A. Ear Candy himself) checked it out on their website and sure enough they are playing Sasquatch! 2009.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Another rumor, probably nothing...

I noticed that Tenacious D's Papagenu (He's My Sassafras) is on the Official Sasquatch! Music Festival website media player (although I cannot get it to play). Is it possible that Jack Black and Kyle Gass are playing Sasquatch!? Or does the website moderator just love the D? What do you think?

www.sasquatchfestival.com

Monday, January 5, 2009

First Sasquatch! Music Festival 2009 Post!!!

Happy New Year Everyone! I finally got my first solid rumor for Sasquatch! '09 and that is that the Kings of Leon will be playing. I read it on the Facebook page for Sasquatch!, which Uli stated that the End (radio station KNDD 107.7) announced that Kings of Leon would be playing. I wrote Harms (radio DJ Andrew Harms from The End) and this is what he had to say:

"nothing is confirmed until the "official" announcement, which is still months away however, i have heard from a couple solid places that KOL is likely hope this helps!"

-andrew harms


There you have it folks! The first rumor for Sasquatch! 2009. Hopefully there will be more in the near future. Until then take care and keep your ear to the ground for more info!