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, November 1, 2011

Sasquatch 2012 Season Is Underway

Alright, Halloween has come and gone, November is here, and that means Sasquatch season has officially started.

Dates: The dates have yet to be confirmed, but the festival always takes place over Memorial Day Weekend. The fourth day was a let down last year, so it's 50/50 it will be back. We can safely say the festival will be held at least May 26th to 28th. UPDATE: The festival will again be four days in 2012, and will include re-entry for wristband holders. Dates will be May 25th to May 29th.

Tickets: Last year tickets went on sale November 20th, two days after the Foo Fighters were announced as a headliner. The previous year, tickets went on sale November 7th, when Pavement was announced as a (sort of) headliner. Massive Attack ended up headlining that day. Previous years, tickets went on sale after the lineup was announced in late February. Even when the Cure were announced as the 2008 headliner near Halloween the previous year, tickets didn't go on sale early.

Lineup: The lineup was announced February 7th last year. In previous years, it was announced the day after Presidents Day, which is February 20th next year. If you put a squirt gun to my head, I would bet my dryness the lineup will be announced in February 2012.

Headliners: While Sasquatch used to rely on giant headliners and a below average undercard, the recent trend has been picking headliners who aren't big enough to headline the biggest festivals in the States (aside from the Foo Fighters), giving the subheadliner type of bands their name in lights. I see the 2012 headliners going one of two directions.

Scenario 1: Bands who can sell (+/-) 6,000 tickets headlining each night. The most likely would be The Black Keys, Sigur Ros, Bon Iver, Portishead, MGMT, Mumford & Sons, Skrillex, and Cake.

Scenario 2: One gigantic headliner, with the other headliners being bands who could sell (+/-) 3,000 tickets, then not selling single day passes. Under this scenario, there would be one giant headliner, with the others being bands like Band of Horses, Fleet Foxes, Vampire Weekend, Primus, Foster The People, and Justice. If you want to see the huge draw, you have to buy a full festival pass, which would guarantee the off days will sell at the same rate.

I think the second scenario is the way to go next year, so here is where we talk about Radiohead and Pearl Jam. Pearl Jam is working on a new album, which makes it likely they will tour after it's released. It's doubtful, but possible. Radiohead is touring next spring, and are a favorite of Adam Zacks based on Guerilla Candy's interview several years ago. Radiohead will play a NW show next year, and played the White River Amphitheater last time through, which isn't that neat of a venue. They could play there again, pick a giant arena, or play the Gorge. Festivals make a lot more money than individual shows, so paying Radiohead or Pearl Jam roughly the same amount they would make playing their own show at the Gorge makes sense for both sides. Radiohead/Pearl Jam would reach an audience they otherwise wouldn't at their own show, and the festival will make more money on the off days forcing more people to pay to attend. The underdog "huge draw" would be the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Sell Out?: No, I mean will tickets for the festival sell out. Sorry for the confusion. Many feel Sasquatch 2012 will sell out regardless of the lineup. I disagree. Yes, the festival sold out early again this year, but those crafty folks at Ticketmaster kept a handful of passes on their sister site, TicketsNow, which is basically them scalping their own tickets for increased profit. When those tickets didn't sell out, they put the passes back on sale for regular price on their main site a couple weeks before the festival. Those paying attention could have bought a four day pass for nearly $100 less than face value, because the market was saturated with more tickets than people wanting to change their holiday plans. Conclusion, the festival will need a much better lineup, or a giant headliner to guarantee a sell out in 2012.

11th Anniversary: Guess what? Sasquatch is celebrating another birthday this year. Who wants birthday cake?

Rumors/Confirmations: These will be updated at the top of this blog, so it's easy to find. We'll only have a couple in the next month, but they should start rolling in rather frequently starting in mid December.

Who do you think will headline Sasquatch 2012? Do you think there will be a giant headliner? Post your early predictions in the comments below.

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73 comments:

Anonymous said...

RHCP have yet to announce a full North American tour since releasing their new record. I think they are definitely a possibility.

Anonymous said...

bring First Aid Kit to Squatch!

Anonymous said...

i love the thought of seeing MGMT and Bon Iver. the possibility of that just made my day. Also, lots of us praying and crossing our fingers that, just maybe, Tegan and Sara will end up on the line up

Anonymous said...

holy fuck i'm excited

Anonymous said...

Feel like Florence might be there as she just came out with an album -- she did do Coachella last year. Idk.

Anonymous said...

I think that there will be a lot of bands that could be classified as "sucky."

Anonymous said...

I definitely think it would be best if Sasquatch brought more EDM to the festival. With the rise in popularity I think it would only add more to Sasquatch. Last year some of the biggest crowds we're at the sets of Dj's. That being said, for the love of god bring Sander Van Doorn to Sasquatch! Watch this video and tell me this wouldn't be incredible.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVQ6o8dNzVs

Anonymous said...

Bring M83 and AWOLNATION PLEAAAAAAAZZZZZZZEEEEEEEEEEEE and he may have played last year but bring back Macklemore he will fucking destroy it. Datsik, Flux Pavillion as well.

Anonymous said...

I really hope the idea of Pearl Jam turns out to be true... I'd be shocked but really hope so. Bon Iver should definitely be there again. I oculd see Radiohead being the headliner if they go big though.

I like a couple of other ideas on here as well...

Florence and the Machine
M83
Silversun Pickups I could see coming back to support their new album coming out soon(ish)
would like to see Frightened Rabbit

Joshua Farnworth said...

If you go to the Sasquatch official website there are a couple of hints as to what to expect for 2012.

For example, if you click on tickets it says "New for 2012" and seems to imply that they are using the wristbands system again for four day passes... and re-entry if you have a four day pass.

Another example, if you click on venue, the days for when the box office will be open are from Thursday - Monday... but the dates don't line up with 2011... they line up with 2012. So that seems to suggest that they are continuing the 4 day schedule and that camping will begin on Thursday night again.

Just a few thinks I noticed when poking around looking for any nibble of information I can get for next year.

Joshua Farnworth said...

*things

know ID yuh said...

Good catch Josh. That appears to be confirmation it will be four days and include re-entry.

Anonymous said...

When are they going to post that photo gallery?!

Anonymous said...

although coldplay has headlined once before, they've recently released a new album as well and have yet to come up with a north american tour. would be nice to have them again.

Anonymous said...

Roger Waters is playing Vancouver that weekend. He'd be an awesome headliner.

Tyson Elder said...

Weren't we supposed to have re-entry with the 4-day wristband last year, but they decided not to do it last minute. I feel like that's what is going to happen again this year.

Also I agree with anonymous. Roger Waters would be an amazing headliner.

Anonymous said...

******RHCP!****** and djs, flux pavillion ! Black Keys, Band of Horses!

Anonymous said...

M83 would be fantastic to see there, and I'm loving their new policy of re-entry. I hope they stick with it!

Nice to see you still doing this, know, I wasn't sure if you'd continue this since taking a more behind-the-scenes role on the board.

vicenarian said...

Mr. Zacks and Crew,
Please get Radiohead.
Love,
The Pacific Northwest

know ID yuh said...

Tyson,

They never announced there would be re-entry last year. A lot of people assumed a wristband would mean re-entry, and someone claimed to have received an email from LiveNation stating there would be re-entry, but nothing was ever confirmed. This year, it is confirmed they will at least try re-entry.

A couple years ago, they had re-entry the first day (for a fee), but they shut it down because it wasn't working out.

Expect something similar to what Coachella had last year. You were allowed re-entry only if you got scanned out when you left (via the barcode on the wristband). Then they can scan you back in. That means they can still remove you from the festival (kick you out), and you wouldn't be allowed back in that day if you tried because you weren't scanned out.

Anonymous said...

I AGREE. BRING FIRST AID KIT!

Anonymous said...

I think that no matter what, the lineup will not disappoint. I have a feeling Radiohead will headline, and they will keep the EDM at the same level as last year, not more. It was a good balance, and great way to end each night.

Anonymous said...

The "Tickets" section says last year tickets went on sale Nov. 20th. This is false. Last year Tickets went on sale in Feb. Fix that please.

Anonymous said...

^^ anonymous, last year tickets went on sale Nov. 20th and I bought mine on Nov. 21st. The full line-up was announced in Feb. and you clearly waited until then to buy your ticket only to discover it was sold out. This year you can save yourself disappointment and/or high scalper prices and buy them when they will most likely go on sale later this month.

Unknown said...

I have a sneaking feeling Red hot chilli peppers will headline...

Anonymous said...

Sigur Ros, The Knife, of Montreal, and Sleigh Bells are coming out with new albums this winter. Sleigh Bells was there last year, but who knows. Also, Justice?

And I'm never going to stop hoping to see Joanna Newsom at Sasquatch...

Alejandro said...

RADIOHEAD!!!!!

Nolan said...

I'd actually prefer several mid-range headliners instead of one massive one, especially if you aren't feeling that massive band. I prefer the undercard at festivals and getting something like Sigur Ros/Portishead would be more attractive to me than one big name. No matter what, the fest will be great. Can't wait to grab that ticket and start sledding down the hill!

Anonymous said...

Main site is current down... could this mean an announcement is coming soon

Anonymous said...

I would love love love to see Justice for the Nth time. Saw them in New Zealand at Rhythm and Vines New Years Festival...EVERYONE SHOULD GO TO THIS FESTIVAL if they are ever in NZ over the holidays. It puts sasquatch to shame, but im still coming to sasquatch.

Anonymous said...

I'm a lil curious if anyone out there has read the new THE ICE GORILLA book? I only ask because I read that movie producers are looking at turning THE ICE GORILLA book into a movie? Does anyone know if this is true. Figured I'd ask the sasquatch community.

Big Foot said...

Would love to see St Vincent, The Black Keys, Justice and Red Hot Chili Peppers. Would be awesome if Chromeo and Ratatat came back. Their sets were freaking awesome.

Anonymous said...

Know, what's the basis for the Wild Flag rumor?

Sara said...

Sasquatch! Official Website is currently down. Possible update under way?

know ID yuh said...

The main site often goes down without it meaning anything. Due to the timing however, I would expect them to at least announce when tickets will be going on sale. This Saturday at 10:00 a.m. would be a decent guess.

Anonymous said...

please please please bring Local Natives back! they are so good. so. good. make it three consecutive years!

Anonymous said...

RADIOHEAD
FLUX PAVILION
M83

Joshua Farnworth said...

More changes to the Sasquatch Website.

- Camping opens at 5PM on Thursday, May 24th.

-Reserved RV spaces (not sure if this is new) as an upgrade with your ticket.

-The schedule and Line Up from 2011 have been taken down....

-Added a note about not parking on the streets/roads/whatnot and that drinking in the parking lot is forbidden and will be strictly enforced. (Not sure if this is new... but it's the first time I've noticed it.)

-Main Page has all info removed from it.... I think we are dangerously close to them updating for the 2012 page.

know ID yuh said...

M83 announced a show in Seattle in late April. That makes it extremely unlikely he will be at Sasquatch (and extremely likely he will be at Coachella).

know ID yuh said...

First Aid Kit now appears very unlikely. Sorry to the two of you who posted the want.

Anonymous said...

Radiohead announced a bunch of North American tour dates, but only in the South and the Midwest. Then they announced more dates in Europe, but those don't start until 3 months after the American ones end, leaving 3 rather conspicuous months to do more shows here. And those dates line up perfectly with the end of spring. Watch out...

Corey said...

Good work Know. I have a good feeling that Primus will be there and that makes me a happy Sasquatcher. As for headliners, I think MGMT will be back as a headliner. The Shins are a possiblity. RHCP are also a good guess.

Anonymous said...

I really like scenario 1. Although, I would love Radiohead too.

Anonymous said...

I wish we could have Childish Gambino, Black Keys and Youth Lagoon! (Kind of a random assortment, I know!)

Anonymous said...

LOCAL NATIVES

Anonymous said...

Black Keys & Chromeo are a must

hollund said...

electro days- daft punk, com truise, tobacco/bmsr(new album), blackbird blackbird, flylo, memory tapes, octopus project, picture plane, tycho /// indie days: RADIOHEAD (dont care about anyone else- ok fine), air

derdeb said...

Is there a 3 day pass? Can anyone guess how much it would be?

Anonymous said...

Bring the beastie boys.! That would be so dope

know ID yuh said...

Derdep, there will not be a three day pass, but if single tickets go on sale, they will be $85 each before fees. That means three single day tickets will cost more than a four day pass (approximately $305 vs. $290).

Anonymous said...

i would love to see:
The National
M83
Radiohead, if possible
Arcade Fire, if possible

Anonymous said...

what about kings of leon coming to make up for the cancelled northwest show last september?

Nikita said...

Ick, please not KOL

Anonymous said...

band of horses killed it in 2010 and i would love to see them back... radiohead would also be a dream come true

SpasmChasm said...

What do you think the likelihood is that The Stone Roses will be playing either Sasquatch or Coachella? They're announcing a lot of festival headlines in Europe at the moment. I'm not old enough to know their relevance in NA when they were together but would the nostalgia market be there to justify them playing at one of the big West Coast festivals?

know ID yuh said...

Spazz, just like every other band that is huge in Europe, but relatively unknown in the states, it makes no sense for them to play Sasquatch, but a lot of sense for them to play Coachella. The Stone Roses reunion is gigantic, but would they really make Coachella their first gig? They have headlining shows booked this summer in Europe, and if they want to cross the pond, it would most likely be at Coachella 2013, or a 2012 fall tour through the big US markets. Coachella 2012 isn't out of the question, but Sasquatch is.

Anonymous said...

The trailer park boys.... Should headline.

Anonymous said...

MGMT
Foster the People
Two Door Cinema Club
Vampire Weekend
Young the Giant

know ID yuh said...

^^^^
Do you listen to the radio?

Anonymous said...

i wish know ID was a little more accepting of other people's music choices... But whatever, good info on here.

Joshua Farnworth said...

Where did the rumor about The Naked and Famous come from? I'd like to know if that is actually likely....

I agree with anonymous though... I'd love to see MGMT there again... and Two Door would be nice.

Anonymous said...

If you guys bring go with senario 2. I would personally like to see Bruce.

Anonymous said...

I was pretty surprised not to see Cage the Elephant on your list. I think they have a great possiblity at the least being a sub-headliner. They have gotten HUGE this last year.

Anonymous said...

Beastie Boys! That is, if MCA is in remission and able to tour. Hard call.

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Anonymous said...

Primus needs to be there. That would just be the best thing ever if Primus was there.

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Anonymous said...

I would sell my grandparents to see the Black Keys in the Gorge, but I don't see that happening esp since they're headlining Coachella. Same goes for Radiohead. **Tear. However, I think the Shins are very likely since they're about to release a new album and they seem to be one with the NW.

know ID yuh said...

I would buy your grandparents if it means the Black Keys aren't at Sasquatch. Do the old folks know how to cook?

Anonymous said...

Leonard Cohen...

goodvibes said...

Hey, let's get AC at Sasquatch! 2012 WHOMPWHOMP

Anonymous said...

Do you think they will sell single day passes to Sasquatch this year?

know ID yuh said...

No.