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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.

Monday, December 12, 2011

2012 Sasquatch Headliner Predictions

"Where is our headliner?" As previously mentioned, just because they announced a headliner early the last two years, doesn't mean they will this year. Since tickets have been on sale for a couple weeks, the organizer now know how many people will attend Sasquatch regardless of the lineup or a headliner. That's pretty powerful information moving forward. Because there isn't much to talk about right now, and you are all getting the fever, I'll offer my 2012 Sasquatch headliner predictions, otherwise known as the likelihood the likeliest headliners will likely headline Sasquatch 2012. I did correctly predict the four headliners (and top subheadliner) last year before the lineup was announced, one being a band I predicted over a year before the festival (Wilco). Believe what you will, but my predictions are at least better than randomly throwing darts at a list of possibilities.

Bon Iver (83.2%) - A Sasquatch vet who has blown up recently. Singer/songwriters rarely reach headliner status with a couple good albums and fantastic live shows. They need to crossover into "popular" music to reach this lofty status. I don't care what anyone thinks about Bon Iver's lack of popularity, or how much any of you hate Kanye West. Fact is, Kanye West made Bon Iver a star by introducing him to a new crowd, the 19-23 year olds who spend a lot of time listening to the radio, and who make up half of the Sasquatch attendees. His most recent album spent time in the top 40, which shows how popular he is. I don't base my opinions on who I like, most of what you are reading is based on ticket sales. Bon Iver was recently selling out 3,000 capacity venues in a day. He's much bigger than you think, is still up and coming, and is my most likely choice for Sasquatch 2012 headliner. Sasquatch has recently landed the soon to be headliners at larger festivals, so this is a perfect match.

Deadmau5 (31.4%) - I'm not sure he'll ever stop touring, but he does have upcoming dates, including Europe in June, so he's available. He's about as much of a Sasquatch vet as there is, being a relative unknown in the dance tent in 2009, then playing the late night second stage slot in 2010. It seems like a natural progression to make headlining the main stage the next stop. He's already headlined Lollapalooza, although their split headliner formula made him more like a subheadliner. A real headlining gig which doesn't end at 10 p.m. has to be tempting. I predicted an EDM headlining act earlier this summer, and the mouse is the most likely. Plus, Sasquatch has had a mouse band on their lineup four years straight. The streak cannot end now.

Mumford & Sons (24.5%) - Another Sasquatch vet who has blown up recently, and that is an understatement. They went from playing the second stage at Sasquatch 2010 early in the day to selling out 1,500 capacity venues in minutes a couple months later. They were a sub/sub at Coachella 2011, had a huge crowd, and put on a solid show. They are now playing arenas, and are still gaining popularity. It's amazing to me a band with one album would blow up like this, but they have, and you are kidding yourself if you think they are not big enough to headline Sasquatch. They are not yet big enough to headline the biggest U.S. Festivals, so again, they fit the recent Sasquatch headliner trend.

Primus (15.4%) - They played the NW in 2010, but ended their 2011 tour in California without making it back up north. They have a couple shows in California at the end of the month, and shows in Europe in March/April. They've never played Sasquatch, so I'll give the Black Keys warning I offered earlier. The only reason their percentage is so low is because they really aren't big enough to headline Sasquatch. They might be huge in California, but they aren't a huge draw in the NW. It could happen, but a subheadliner slot on loud Friday seems more fitting.

Portishead (15.3%) - They played in Seattle this fall. Does this make them more likely or less likely to headline Sasquatch? In this case, much more likely. They rarely tour, and have a hell of a light/monitor show they obviously spent a lot of time and money on. It would look great on the main stage at Sasquatch, similar to Massive Attack's headlining set two years ago.

Sigur Ros (8.2%) - Sigur Ros might be active in 2012, which is why they are included here. They fit the sub-headliner mold of the biggest festivals, which is about right for a Sasquatch headliner. Bands want to be headliners. If Sigur Ros has to choose between a headliner set at Sasquatch, or a subheadliner set at a different large festival, Sasquatch would be more lucrative and attractive. I don't think they will be on the lineup, but as far as, "wow, I never thought they would be there," bands go, Sigur Ros would surprise me the least. Yes, I just said the most likely of the least likely. That's still something.

Skrillex (7.7%) - Like him or not, he is gigantic these days, and has a pretty amazing light show in tote. He is touring through June of 2012 with a giant gap in May, so he is also available. Remember when he used to open for Deadmau5? Wouldn't that be an interesting headliner/sub. EDM Friday anyone?

Red Hot Chili Peppers (3.6%) - RHCP will be everyone in 2012. They have also announced tour dates excluding the NW. Headliners year to year can be a small pool to choose from. It's not like every band big enough to headline is available every year. The Peppers will play major festivals in the United States and Europe. With the chances of them headlining Coachella appearing less likely, that only makes their chances of headlining Sasquatch more likely. They are the Foo Fighters of last year, and will help guarantee another sell out in 2012. Remember Jane's Addiction's first U.S. festival headlining set was Sasquatch, even though Perry Farrell founded Lollapalooza, and often plays Coachella in some form. Sasquatch isn't too small for the Hots. UPDATE: Recently recent tour dates put the Peppers in the midwest during Sasquatch with dates booked on three of the four days of the festival. They drop from a 30.1% chance.

Black Keys (1.4%) - They have been the most obvious choice since the conclusion of Sasquatch 2011. They finally reached the masses with the crossover success of their 2010 album Brothers. They also aren't big enough to headline the biggest festivals, but the pending success of their newest album released last week should change that. The Black Keys are on the verge of being the biggest non-Legend rock band in the world. Their possibility is strengthened by the fact they recently announced tour dates with the NW missing. Knowing the Sasquatch headliners are likely aleady booked, 2012 is the best chance Sasquatch has to land them. However, the only reason I don't think they are a lock is because they have been rumored every year recently, but are never on the lineup. Some bands are less likely because of behind the scene interactions we don't know about. Sasquatch is practically run by Ticketmaster, so there are a lot of reasons huge bands would turn their nose. UPDATE: Recently released NW tour dates indicates the Black Keys are highly unlikely. They drop from a 68.2% chance.

Radiohead (1.3%) - I discussed the Radiohead possibilities last month. They are on tour next spring, and still have no NW dates. I still give them a 1/10 chance of being there, which is much higher than I have ever given them, and likely much higher than I will ever get them. If you're going to blow a huge chunk of change on the Red Hots, why not up the ante and get Radiohead instead? UPDATE: Recently released NW tour dates indicates Radiohead is highly unlikely. They drop from a 9.6% chance.

Pearl Jam (0.1%) - As mentioned in the comments section, Pearl Jam is back. They have a couple festival gigs booked in Europe in June, so there is no reason to believe they won't be ready for Sasquatch. Is this finally the year for Pearl Jam? Probably not. I'll keep wishing. Again, if you're going to spend the bank on the Hot Chilies, why not pay more for Pearl Jam instead? UPDATE: I created the dots last night, but didn't connect them until this morning. Pearl Jam hates Ticketmaster. They've been involved in a lawsuit in the past. Since Ticketmaster is tight with Livenation (who runs Sasquatch) you'll probably never see them on the lineup. I'm downgrading them from a 4.3% chance to a 0.1% chance.

Fleet Foxes (0.1%) - The are only rated so low because they are the perfect subheadliner for Bon Iver (or Mumford & Sons). Their Sasquatch probability is much higher, but I'm not convinced they are headliner status unless a large chunk of the budget is spent on Radiohead or Pearl Jam. They have the local love, and have played the festival twice, so that might push them over the edge. UPDATE: Per Robin Pecknold's twitter, the band has no upcoming shows booked. They drop from a 14.1% chance.

If you agree, or think other headliner predictions are missing, let me know in the comments section. If you think my predictions are synonymous to a Sasquatch campground honey bucket which hasn't been emptied in four days, you are welcome to state that as well.

90 comments:

Anonymous said...

RHCP, Black Keys, Florence, and Metric

know ID yuh said...

That was quick, I have the Black Keys as the number two most likely, and RHCP as number three.

Anonymous said...

A vast range of realism and hopefulness: Sigur Ros, Arcade Fire, Radiohead, of Montreal, The Knife, Neutral Milk Hotel, Regina Spektor

Anonymous said...

Definitely won't be Florence. She's in Australia and New Zealand on either side of Sasquatch.

Anonymous said...

local natives, bassnectar, deadmau5, skrillex, ratatat, edward sharpe, miike snow, odd future,

Anonymous said...

the weekend, bon iver, fleet foxes, beirut, local natives, vampire weekend, the xx,

Anonymous said...

Pearl Jam? They just announced a Europe streak that begins 3 weeks after Sasquatch. Warmup show?

Anonymous said...

The naked and famous, m83, crystal castles, grouplove, rhcp, black keys

Anonymous said...

Good analysis. My predictions (excluding the ones already mentioned) would be Animal Collective and The Shins

Anonymous said...

I think bjork is a good possibility as well..is playing several festivals and it's been 4 years since her show at Sasquatch

know ID yuh said...

I'm operating under the thought Bjork will headline Coachella, and not play any other U.S. festivals. I could be wrong, but I see her Sasquatch chances as almost zero.

Average festival goers hate Animal Collective. While I agree they would fit the up and coming mold for Sasquatch headliners, they are way too weird. I doubt they ever play Sasquatch again.

The Shins however, I think they will be there, but as a sub at best. Fleet Foxes are a much bigger draw, believe it or not.

Anonymous said...

Black Keys played in 2004 according to Wikipedia. I'd be shocked if they weren't a headliner. I don't see Mumford & Sons as a headliner. Though they are on par in terms of popularity with past headliners, pretty much every band in the past few years have a renowned reputation for a great live show (MMJ/Massive Attack/Ween/Foos/Janes and NIN), and/or some sort of longevity/paid their dues (Modest Mouse/Death Cab/Wilco). I don't even think they're comparable to Kings of Leon, who'd just released heir fourth (massively popular) album, and had headlined everywhere over seas. I don't think Mumford & Sons have the rep or longevity. Fleet Foxes and Bon Iver are more likely imo, but I also see them more in the Flaming Lips/Pavemet co-headliner spot.

know ID yuh said...

Yup, you got me. Word to the wise, don't fact check while drinking. I didn't attend Sasquatch 2004. My "being there" memory is much better than my google skills.

However, the point I made remains the same, even after the edit.

Anonymous said...

Not necessarily headliners, but I'd be thrilled/not surprised to see Kill The Noise (just dropped a fantastic dubstep, electro EP), Knife Party/Rob Swire (gaining steady popularity in dubstep community) or Porter Robinson as EDM picks for The Banana Hammock (all rights reserved on that moniker btw)

Anonymous said...

I'm committed to going to sassy already, and I've bought tickets pre linuep for the last 3 years...if the headliners are The Black Keys, RHCP, Deadmau5, and Bon Iver I'd be really stoked as it would be one of my favorite group of sassy headliners yet! Maybe THE favorite.

Even thought that group isn't HUGE (with the exception of RHCP) I really enjoy all of those artists. I hope you're right.

Especially if The Shins and Fleet Foxes are sprinkled in there as well.

Shit im excited.

Anonymous said...

Not that it means anything in 2007 bjork headlined both coachella and Sasquatch..I think Sasquatch is best chance other than bumbershootfor bjork to play for big crowds.. In seattle area...

Anonymous said...

If Sigur Ros played Sassy I might actually die I'd be so excited!!

Anonymous said...

The Black Keys, RHCP, Deadmau5, bring back CHROMEO!!!
for a afternoon show last year, they had the sasquatch stage filled!!! it was amazing GO CANADA!!!

Mich said...

The Shins just announced a new album in March - they have GOT to come to Sasquatch!!!

Anonymous said...

"Average festival goers hate Animal Collective"
wait, what?
Sasquatch is half drunk bros and half dirty hipsters, and uh, isn't Animal Collective the represenative "hip" band? Idunno, I think it's likely they'd be there.

know ID yuh said...

Drunk bros liking Animal Collective is a hilarious notion. Have you ever seen Animal Collective at a festival? Most people do not get it, period. They don't leave thinking, "I don't think I get it," they leave saying, "That was the worst shit I've ever seen in my life."

seksypenguins said...

You forgot The Shins! New album is being released in March of 2012... *crosses fingers*

Tony G. the Comic said...

NIN AND Janes Addiction have already been booked for Sas, check their joint tour page it's there! You're Welcome!

know ID yuh said...

seksy, I didn't forget the Shins, I mentioned earlier in the comments I don't think they are big enough to headline.

Tony, sorry bud, but Sasquatch would NEVER be able to book Nine Inch Nail AND Jane's Addiction IN THE SAME YEAR. NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER...

Anonymous said...

Black keys are a lock . They fit the we are now big enough to headline mold that Sasquatch likes(KOL and death cab)

Sigur ros fits the off the Radar act(Massive attack)

RHCP Fit the friday Rock headliner ( Foo Fighters and NIN)

And the last headliner would be a Pacific NW favorite.( flaming lips) I am going out on a limb and say The Pixies.

Friday-RHCP
Saturday-Sigur Ros
Sunday- Black Keys
Monday - the Pixies

I think that is Possible, Radiohead has to stick around for a long time after Coachella to be at Sasquatch. Have alot of Dates in March. They are probably going to another more west coast dates in late March and Early April. So i think they are out.

Anonymous said...

DAFT PUNK OR BUST

breeon said...
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breeon said...

Coeur De Pirate is playing at the Doug Fir on May 25th. A majority of Doug Fir's Memorial Day weekend shows last year consisted of Sasquatch bands.

Tony G. the Comic said...

http://pitchfork.com/news/34759-nine-inch-nailsjanes-addiction-tour-dates-revealed/ Look at this and tell me I'm wrong about NIN and Janes Addiction again!

Anonymous said...

that articular was posted March 4, 2009...

jsonburrito said...

Hope you are right about Sigur Ros and wrong about Mumford & Shits!

Anonymous said...

NIN has a farewell tour a few years ago. Sasquatch was apart of the tour. You link was for something from 2009.
I hope that RHCP don't ruin Sasquatch. Would love to see the Pixies, Michael Franti & Spearhead, The Shins....The Cure...

Anonymous said...

@jsonburrito

Mature...really mature

Anonymous said...

What would be the chances of Beastie Boys being there? It's been a while for them!

Anonymous said...

I have a feeling Cage the Elephant will be on one of the 4 days. They have gained huge success the last few years and would be a great fit to the fest.

Anonymous said...

Sigur Ros and the Black Keys plz.

Also, 2manydjs.

Anonymous said...

Beirut seems likely.

Anonymous said...

Pearl Jam might have hated Ticketmaster, but they use them now in the US for shows. They've played Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza recently. Are those both TM festivals? I have no idea.

Anonymous said...

The Black Keys are way more likely than Bon Iver (headlining).

Anonymous said...

hate to be a downer but...

RHCP=lame

Kp said...

even though its not Sasquatch's strong suit, it would be great to see a few solid Hip-Hop or R&B acts this year... The Weeknd hasn't done a festival yet, they would be pretty smart to get that guy booked.

otherwise i think youre right on target with predicted headliners... hopefully miike snow, and bring back Rodrigo y Gabriela - they were incredible.

Anonymous said...

Not headliners, but I think we might get a buzzy rap act like Odd Future or Childish Gambino.

Anonymous said...

I think you're way off Pearl Jam. Their disputes with Ticketmaster were buried years ago. Every PJ show that I have attended in the past five years I through Ticketmaster. Wake up and smell 1999.

left coast said...

This show has been in serious decline, although who can deny the allure of $40+ a night to camp in a cow field. It's Black Keys and Arctic Monkeys or forget it.

Anonymous said...

New Order is playing Ultra... And we all know how much resurrected bands love festivals...Am I being too hopeful?

kelly said...

you can pretty much rule out anybody who played last year. squatch has an unofficial bands can't come back year after year rule. yes it's been broke a few times but i've only seen it done with local acts covering for last minute cancellations (think the gossip played 2 years in a row). Skrillex won't be there this year.

Anonymous said...

deadmau5 just retired the cube and has said he is creating an even crazier light show for festival season 2012
sasqautch 2010 was one of the first cube shows he had so it seems fitting he would be back this year to release even more madness!!

radiohead, pixies, the black keys and mgmt.. would be amazing if 2 out of the 4 would be there,
and
BAND OF HORSES!! please...............

know ID yuh said...

Kelly, bands with a significant increase in popularity since the festival have been invited back the following year, and bumped to a larger stage. For example, Deadmau5 in 2009, Passion Pit in 2010, and Local Natives in 2011. Skrillex's popularity has increased enormously since his dance tent set earlier this year, which is why he appears as a possibility.

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know ID yuh said...

@Pearl Jam fans: Pearl Jam "making up" with Ticketmaster is pretty funny. Pearl Jam spent a lot of time and paid a lot of money to sue Ticketmaster. Ticketmaster runs a huge portion of venue ticket sales across the nation. It is impossible to escape it. Pearl Jam is required to use Ticketmaster for many of their shows, or skip regions filled with their fans entirely. Saying, "they now support Ticketmaster because they play Ticketmaster venues," doesn't mean all is good. Who actually voluntarily supports ticketmaster?

@breoon: Nice catch.

@anon 12/17: I haven't heard the Beastie Boys are doing anything anytime soon. Chances for Sasquatch, maybe 1.1%, only because they would be returning headliners. That percent would go way up if they started touring again, or announced intentions to.

@brides rush-in: Thanks for the obvious compliment.

Anonymous said...

The Chemical Brothers should play the main stage.

Anonymous said...

I predict Van Halen!

Anonymous said...

Think there's any chance of MGMT playing again? That'd be awesome.

Anonymous said...

^ They're awful live.

EVERY band sounds a tad better than they actually are when playing at the Gorge.

Anonymous said...

This is a shot in the dark, but possibly the band Phoenix? They're pretty big, but have been very quiet without any recent tours or album releases. They announced last year (Feb 2011) that they were working on an experimental album, which could be due out early this year. If released in time, I think they would be a big headliner at Sasquatch

know ID yuh said...

Re MGMT: If I was a betting man, I would throw a small wager that MGMT will be on the lineup. I speculated earlier they might be headliner worthy, but it feels like their popularity has dropped because their second album wasn't nearly as catchy. I see them as a logical subheadliner, but a disappointing headliner. If a subheadliner is on the verge of being large enough to headline, I would hope they put on amazing shows. MGMT doesn't (nor do the Shins), which is why I think they are better suited for subheadlining slots.

Re Phoenix: Sure, Phoenix has a big enough following to headline. Their nearly complete silence is the only reason I didn't mention them.

Anonymous said...

RHCP, Radiohead, Foster the People, and Black Keys/or Bon Iver. That would be Amazing. I also want to see some of those suggested headliners in the place that Flaming Lips were last year. That would make sense.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

DAFT PUNK!!! hahaha

Pinkpop Central said...

It has just been confirmed that Soundgaren and Bruce Springsteen will play at Pinkpop 2012. As this beautiful Dutch festival takes place on the same weekend as Sasquatch! (26-28 May), I thought this might interest you guys. Cheers!

Laner said...

Canadian artists??.... Joel Plaskett, Hey Rosetta... maybe the return of Dan Mangan, Sam Roberts... I think Metric and Stars will be there.

BerryGAte said...

STAR ANNA and the LAughing DOGS!!! I say... since they are local here and blowing up internationally and still I'm guessing pretty inexpensive :)

Anonymous said...

If Soundgarden is in Europe during Sasquatch, that means Pearl Jam will not be at Sasquatch either (for sure). Matt Cameron is the drummer in both bands (HE ROCKS) and neither will perform without him. :( I really really really want to see Pearl Jam at the Gorge :(

Anonymous said...

If The Hush Sound somehow played at Sasquatch, I'd probably be the happiest person on the planet

Anonymous said...

Is F***ed Up a realistic possibility (not sure on site's cursing policy)? They've blown up quite substantially and I realize punk/hardcore isn't really Sasquatch's scene, but they do have the crossover appeal.

For other Canadian acts, if the Black Keys are there, I assume The Sheepdogs will be as well, considering Patrick Carney is producing their next record. The Rural Alberta Advantage would be a nice pick. Don't know what Destroyer is doing in 2012. Maybe Feist?

Portishead would be fantastic. I wish PJ Harvey or Nick Cave could stop by one of these years. NC and the Bad Seeds are recording this year with Grinderman finished, don't know if they'll be ready for end of May.

Not a big act, but The Rapture could be a possibility, they will have been in Europe the previous month but should be done there. Would get the crowd moving.

Looking at other 2011 buzz acts: Real Estate seems like a no go with dates on different continents before and after, The War On Drugs are through the Pac NW as an opener in March, Girls seem to be a possibility, though.

Mich said...

What about the Civil Wars? I would love for them to be there!! And the Avett Brothers just announced a new album so that could be likely too.

I also think Gotye.

Mich said...

Oh and I don't mean for headliners just random bands that I want to come!

JTillyer said...

Looks like The Black Keys are in Portland on May 7th, Seattle on the 8th, Vancouver on the 9th. Tour appears to end on the 16th in Milwaukee. Does that have any implications?

Anonymous said...

Black Keys are out. Highly unlikely they play with 3 huge arena dates in the NW in the same month.

know ID yuh said...

JTillyer, yes, that would mean the Black Keys are highly unlikely. I will update their chances later tonight.

Anonymous said...

i have a strong feeling in my gut that the shins will be there. new album, not many tour dates announced. the last one is at the end of april in reno. not to mention they're based out of portland and they did sasquatch in 2006.

Anonymous said...

The Shins, Silversun Pickups, Skrillex, Joanna Newsom, Sufjan Stevens, Arcade Fire, Grieves & Budo, Blue Scholars.....

I would love to see these acts, however....I would trade every single one for Daft Punk.

Anonymous said...

BS on Black Keys, they're playing KeyArena with Arctic Monkeys.

Anonymous said...

Bon Iver is playing Coachella!!!

Anonymous said...

I wonder since coachella has listed lineup and no bjork what the odds are for her at sasquatch

know ID yuh said...

Re: Bjork, much more likely. 4.6% even.

Anonymous said...

I think you should rethink your Black Keys percentage. They are playing coachella and shows in Oakland and Sac-town. Based on their tour pattern they certainly could do a few early summer festivals after finishing their tour up in Canada and the northern midwest

Anonymous said...

i am thinking Friday -ATDI( reunion act for loud friday)

Saturday- Portishead or kraftwerk (some thing different)

Sunday - MMJ- I know they just played a couple years back but Sasquatch like to bring back headliners.

Monday- Shins, Bon Iver (Co headliners, Probably not strong enough to headline separate, )

Its so Hard this year because all the bands that would normally be big enough to headline were there last year.

Professor Proton said...

You should reevaluate your Pearl Jam odds.

They currently have dates booked in Europe through LiveNation (UK) and Eddie's solo tour was through Ticketmaster. I think that hatchet was buried years ago.

Plus Bright Eyes had a similar issue with them, but still played last year.

If you add in the PJ20 documentary and the summer dates in Europe, I could see them starting it all in the Gorge.

know ID yuh said...

I don't know ticketmaster's involvement with venues outside of the NW, but I know they basically own the Gorge. It also seems sketchy Pearl Jam chose Wisonsin for their 20th anniversary show. They are a NW band who defined the Seattle grunge scene in the 90s. Why not the Gorge?

Anonymous said...

Queens of the stone Age?

Anonymous said...

If I see the following on ANOTHER Sasquatch line up I will boycott forever:

Local Natives
Fleet Foxes
The Flaming Lips
Nada Surf
Michael Franti

Why hope for bands that have played almost every year??

RHCP headlining the festival will do to Sasquatch what Tragically Hip headlining did to Pemberton. Attract a bunch of dorks. Chemical Brothers would be awesome and worthy. Sigur Ros would be awesomer. Radiohead would be most awesome. If the Horrors didn't hate touring in the US that would be a supremely awesome headliner. Mangum is Lord.

Anonymous said...

Last year Death cab headlined, even though they had a showbox show a few weeks surrounding. So let's not get too bummed about Radiohead yet!

know ID yuh said...

That Death Cab Shobox event was a secret show announced the day before, long after Sasquatch had sold out. It was also a charity event, a much different situation than Radiohead.

Anonymous said...

yeah Death Cab played in Bend, then the next day drove up for Sasquatch. I personally want to see Grace Potter & the Nocturnals at Sasquatch. She has a little Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings vibe and is great live! Shes playing Coachella, but has from early may to early june off. I wouldn't be too surprised if they went

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Anonymous said...

When do single day tickets go on sale?!

know ID yuh said...

If the four day passes sell out anytime soon, single day tickets will not go on sale.

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