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Sasquatch

"Following last year's 10th anniversary, which crushed previous attendance records and set a new mark for the speed with which tickets sold out, the Sasquatch! Music Festival unveils its 2012 lineup which once again features 4 days of music. The festival, hailed as "a model of well-paced programming...in a four-day schedule as efficient and natural feeling as an expertly built algorithm" by NPR Music while Wired notes, "leave the landscape out of it and Sasquatch! has a lineup to kill for," runs May 25-28 (Memorial Day Weekend) at The Gorge, the internationally acclaimed concert venue carved in the basalt cliffs high above the Columbia River Gorge in Quincy, WA."
The Sasquatch! Music Festival takes place, as usual, at the Gorge Amphitheatre in George, Washington over Memorial Day weekend (May 25-28). And this year's lineup is:

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Jack White
Beck
Bon Iver
Pretty Lights
Tenacious D
The Shins
Beirut
Girl Talk
The Roots
The Head & The Heart
Portlandia
Feist
Silversun Pickups
Metric
Explosions In The Sky
The Joy Formidable
Mogwai
Nero (DJ)
M. Ward
John Reilly & Friends
Childish Gambino
St. Vincent
The Civil Wars
Jamey Johnson
Little Dragon
Tune-Yards
Wild Flag
Blind Pilot
Wolfgang Gartner
Beats Antique
Apparat
The Walkmen
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Mark Lanegan Band
Spiritualized
Blitzen Trapper
The Cave Singers
Shabazz Palaces
Fun.
Grouplove
Tycho
Sbtrkt
Strfkr
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists
Deer Tick
Imelda May
Alabama Shakes
Dum Dum Girls
The Helio Sequence
Kurt Vile
Cloud Cult
We Are Augustines
Ben Howard
Here We Go Magic
Zola Jesus
The War On Drugs
Shearwater
Cass McCombs
Active Child
Trampled By Turtles
Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires
Araabmuzik
Star Slinger
L.A. Riots
Com Truise
Unknown Mortal Orchestra
I Break Horses
Walk The Moon
Dry The River
Allen Stone
Pickwick
Hey Marseilles
Gary Clark Jr.
Purity Ring
Electric Guest
Yellow Ostrich
Nobody Beats The Drum
Coeur De Pirate
Lord Huron
Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside
Beat Connection
The Sheepdogs
Hey Rosetta!
Said The Whale
Howlin Rain
Gardens & Villa
Felix Cartal
Craft Spells
Vintage Trouble
Poor Moon
Black Whales
Gold Leaves
Greylag
Awesome Tapes From Africa
Thee Satisfaction
Dyme Def
Fresh Espresso
The Physics
Sol
Metal Chocolates
Grynch
Spac3man
Don't Talk To The Cops
Scribes
Fatal Lucciauno
Fly Moon Royalty
Katie Kate Comedy:
Nick Kroll
John Mulaney
Todd Barry
Beardyman
Rob Delaney
Pete Holmes
Howard Kremer
and more!

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Comments (47)

Not bad

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2012 1:24 AM

I wonder who will replace Mogwai once they cancel.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2012 1:25 AM

BECK rules!

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2012 1:25 AM

Portlandia at Sasquatch? Is that a perfect fit there or is it just fantastically silly?

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2012 1:51 AM

Jack White has top billing and he doesn't even have an album out?

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2012 2:06 AM

failfest?

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2012 4:17 AM

no refused. no atdi. no m83. no radiohead.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2012 4:28 AM

Coachella kicks Sasquatch ass. Period.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2012 5:41 AM

I'm into Tenacious D if they play as an acoustic duo. Not into the full band plugged in.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2012 6:37 AM

BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEECK! AWWWWWWWWWWW YEAH!

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2012 7:11 AM

Beck is old now.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2012 7:36 AM

^what is your point..you will get old one day too

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2012 8:01 AM

shitty headliners, but overall a decent lineup.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2012 9:03 AM

This line-up is way better than Coachella. Coachella sucks. We got snubbed on Radiohead, but fuck it, I saw them at Roseland this year anyway. Beck fucking rules live, and I get to see Mogwai (pending cancellation).

Have fun at your 2 week bro-fest in California. I'm going to the Gorge.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2012 9:07 AM

@6:37

They usually do half and half these days. Start it off with just the two of them, then bring in the full band later in the set.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2012 9:12 AM

If you think Beck is a poor choice...you have the worst taste in music ever.
NO EXCUSES

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2012 9:14 AM

Does anyone remember the Field Day festival in NY (about 11 years ago?)

First, the festival was moved from a 2 day event on Long Island to a 1 day rainy event at the Meadowlands. Then, during Underworld's set, Beck was dancing backstage, fell, and broke his ankle. It was a bummer. We were all looking forward to his set.

Posted by Dan | February 3, 2012 9:55 AM

Anyone who thinks Beck is a solid choice should go back and see the BV postings of when he played those United Palaces shows in 2008. The comments (rightfully so) were bashing Beck and how awful and lazy a performer he has become. It's a shame.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2012 10:04 AM

The tour with the puppets was good. The tour where his band ate dinner while he played an acoustic set was really good. I saw one of the Modern Guilt shows at United Palace and it was a total disappointment. Beck was phoning it in.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2012 10:06 AM

Wow, seems like it will be a great weekend! If you think this lineup is weak, please take your hands off the keyboard and check your pulse.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2012 10:08 AM

TODD BARRY!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2012 10:13 AM

TODD BARRY!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2012 10:13 AM

Jack White doesn't deserve a headlining slot.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2012 10:15 AM

I wonder what Pierce with think of that other "Spac3man" who's on the bill.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2012 10:15 AM

meh

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2012 10:29 AM

9:55 I was there...Still saw Blur, MMJ, Beastie Boys, Radiohead and Elliott Smith that day...not too shabby!

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2012 10:35 AM

10:04- that means nothing because EVERYTHING on BV gets bashed

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2012 10:44 AM

9:55 am, haha yeah I remember field day, I was really looking forward to it, I think I got non-camping two day passes, but I took the refund when they canceled, fuck that half-assed shit in Jersey. I was pissed, ticketmaster refunded the ticket price, but not the service fees, which was like $30 on the two passes I got. I think the Pine Barren Society fought the festival and were able to get it shut down.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2012 10:47 AM

Beck was a great act to see live. Saw him a few times: Beth Orton opened @ Radio City, Solo w/Smokey Hormel @ Alice Tully Hall, Beacon, and finally at the Across the Narrows.

A friend saw him at the JC Loews and he was dreadful.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2012 10:54 AM

^Loews show was awesome! He played almost 40 songs...had puppets and cool effects...United Palace show wasn't as good though

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2012 11:00 AM

Still one of the best shows I ever saw was Beck at Session at West 54th..last day of the Odelay tour..Awesome show...capacity of 300 and the setlist was bonkers!

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2012 11:02 AM

10:47...the show was moved to Giants Stadium and it rained all day. It was odd seeing Radiohead in a very very empty stadium...maybe there was 15,000 people there.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2012 11:08 AM

This is actually a great lineup. The only things I can complain about are Zola Jesus and Tune-Yards. Can people please stop pretending these acts are good?

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2012 11:11 AM

How's the camping at Sasquatch?

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2012 11:24 AM

Radiohead at Field Day was a stellar performance! Shame that Beck got hurt though. Oh well, time to move on

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2012 11:25 AM

Camp

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2012 12:07 PM

Camping is best in premier. The regular camping can be a shit show

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2012 12:16 PM

Good lineup, but not good enough to merit a long roadtrip/flights.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2012 12:57 PM

I wasn't impressed at first but now I'm looking forward to it. Sasquatch is, without a doubt, the least annoying music festival in this country. You don't have to deal with LA people, it's just a bunch of uncrowded NWers who came for the music and didn't have to sit in hours of traffic. I gave up on Coachella a couple years ago but still go to this every year.

Posted by Jimbo | February 3, 2012 1:18 PM

Last years line up was better. Coachella shits on this

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2012 2:32 PM

The hummus carts are better at Sasquatch.
Which makes it a better choice then Coachella.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2012 2:50 PM

Coachella bro-fest? Sure there are a good number of bros there but for fucks sake there were bros at Camp Bisco this year. They are everywhere. At Coachella the cool peeps will outnumber the bros by about 70,000.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2012 3:36 PM

Sasquatch has plenty of bros. They'll be losing their shit with their shirts off during Girl Talk. Promise.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2012 3:47 PM

In response to my 9:07 post, I just wanted to reiterate that Coachella blows. I went two years in a row ('09-'10). Camping was pitiful and no one was selling drugs. What the fuck kind of festival is that? No drugs?

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2012 5:06 PM

I'm jealous of this lineup(being an east coaster). This is way better than Coachella in my opinion. Beck is awesome and the undercard here is strong. Oh and for those who don't know, Jack White has a new album that recently came out. Called Blunderbuss

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2012 3:53 PM

It's actually George, Washington. The venue is the Gorge Ampitheatre. Thought you'd have at least done that research...

Posted by jon | May 28, 2012 10:01 PM

you know just wicked

Posted by jordon | August 6, 2013 6:07 PM

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