The lineup for the 10th annual Sasquatch Music Festival has just been announced. Once again the fest returns to the Gorge in Washington state for Memorial Day weekend, but this year the festival will be extended to four days, plenty of time to host the stacked half of the lineup with Foo Fighters, Death Cab for Cutie, Modest Mouse, Wilco and The Flaming Lips all commanding bold font at the top of the list. Here’s the entire list of artists scheduled to perform:
Foo Fighters, Death Cab For Cutie, Modest Mouse, Wilco, The Flaming Lips (performing The Soft Bulletin & more), The Decemberists, Bright Eyes, Iron & Wine, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Bassnectar, Robyn, Flogging Molly, Death From Above 1979, Pink Martini, Cold War Kids, Old 97’s, Ratatat, Wolf Parade, Chromeo, Guided By Voices, Yeasayer, Beach House, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Local Natives, Matt & Kim, Deerhunter, Mstrkrft, Trailer Park Boys, Sleigh Bells, Major Lazer, Flying Lotus, Skrillex, Tokyo Police Club, Fitz & The Tantrums, !!!, Archers of Loaf, Against Me!, The Thermals, Best Coast, CSS, Surfer Blood, Jenny & Johnny, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, The Head & The Heart, Bonobo (DJ Set), City and Colour, Reggie Watts, K-Os, Gayngs, Tim Minchin, The Drums, The Radio Dept, Young the Giant, The Antlers, Sharon Van Etten, Villagers, Stornoway, Aloe Blacc, Black Mountain, Moondoggies, Noah & The Whale, Sam Roberts Band, Secret Sisters, Twin Shadow, Das Racist, Wye Oak, Tig Notaro, Wheedle’s Groove, Smith Westerns, Rival Schools, Foster the People, Alberta Cross, S. Carey, White Denim, Washed Out, Gold Panda, Dan Mangan, Axis of Awesome, The Globes, Cotton Jones, Jaill, Mad Rad, Basia Bulat, Other Lives, The Bronx, White Arrows, Pepper Rabbit, Talkdemonic, Rebecca Gates and The Consortium, The Young Evils
Not bad at all.
I’m sure there will be more artist announcements in the coming weeks as everything gets finalized; I’d also expect a host of comedy acts to get announced soon as well. For myself I’m not sure the headliners are bands I’m wild enough about to travel up the West Coast for this party, but anything at the Gorge is something I consider and I’ve heard people consistently rave about Sasquatch as one of the better festivals during the year.