Death Cab For Cutie, Modest Mouse, The Decemberists, Robyn, Wilco, Bright Eyes, Flogging Molly and the previously announced Foo Fighters are among the bands slated for the May 27-30 music festival at The Gorge Amphitheatre.
The Sasquatch! Music Festival has announced a monster collection of bands for Memorial Day weekend at the Gorge Amphitheatre. And true to the festival’s name, the lineup has a shaggy, Northwest character.
Top-of-the-bill rock bands Death Cab For Cutie, Modest Mouse and The Decemberists all have Northwest roots.
Among the dozens of other artists that will perform at the annual outdoor event are two skyrocketing Seattle acts — hip-hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and folk-pop outfit The Head and the Heart — and a bunch of other popular locals: “$5 Cover” band Moondoggies; R&B revivalists Wheedle’s Groove; and party rappers Mad Rad included.
Sasquatch!, which will swarm over several stages May 27-30 at the Gorge, is not only about Northwest music, however. It typically presents an eclectic mix of provocative contemporary sounds, and this year is no different.
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The evidence: Swedish dance-pop artist Robyn; alt-rockers Wilco; laptop musician Flying Lotus; indie-folk band Bright Eyes; Celtic punk band Flogging Molly; Mexican guitar duo Rodrigo Y Gabriela; Brooklyn rappers Das Racist; funkmasters Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings; singer-songwriter Iron & Wine; and the unclassifiable, ever-experimental The Flaming Lips.
Now in its 10th year, Sasquatch! has been expanded from three days to four, with the addition of a Friday show headlined by Foo Fighters (previously announced).
Four-day passes are now on sale at sasquatchfestival.com, and single-day tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 14.
According to presenter Live Nation, last year’s event sold out.
Also booked: Bassnectar, Pink Martini, Cold War Kids, Old 97’s, Ratatat, Wolf Parade, Chromeo, Guided By Voices, Yeasayer, Beach House, Local Natives, Matt & Kim, Deerhunter, Mstrkrft, Trailer Park Boys, Sleigh Bells, Major Lazer.
Skrillex, Fitz & The Tantrums, !!!, Archers of Loaf, Against Me!, The Thermals, Best Coast, CSS, Surfer Blood, Jenny & Johnny, 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, Noah & The Whale, Sam Roberts Band, Secret Sisters, Twin Shadow, Wye Oak, Tig Notaro, 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, Basia Bulat, Other Lives, The Bronx, White Arrows, Pepper Rabbit, Talkdemonic, Rebecca Gates and The Consortium, The Young Evils.
Additional bands may be announced.
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