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Monday, February 25, 2008

Sasquatch 2008 Line-Up Announced

posted by on February 25 at 12:08 PM

Sorry about the ALL CAPS, but that’s how the press release came in… and I’m not retyping all that.

SASQUATCH! MUSIC FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2008 LINEUP

Memorial Day Weekend | May 24, 25, 26, 2008

The Gorge | Quincy, WA

R.E.M, THE CURE, THE FLAMING LIPS U.F.O. SHOW, DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE, MODEST MOUSE, M.I.A., MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD, FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS, THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS, THE PRESIDENTS, THE NATIONAL, TEGAN & SARA, BUILT TO SPILL, THE HIVES, RODRIGO Y GABRIELA, OZOMATLI, COLD WAR KIDS, THE BREEDERS, BEIRUT, THE KOOKS, MATT COSTA, BLUE SCHOLARS, GHOSTLAND OBSERVATORY, STEPHEN MALKMUS & THE JICKS, THE FLAMING LIPS MOVIE PREMIER: “CHRISTMAS ON MARS”, OKKERVIL RIVER, DENGUE FEVER, JAMIE LIDELL, CRUDO (FEAT. MIKE PATTON & DAN THE AUTOMATOR), MATES OF STATE, DESTROYER, ROGUE WAVE, BATTLES, THE FLEET FOXES, WHITE RABBITS, THE CAVE SINGERS, PELA, GRAND ARCHIVES, THE LITTLE ONES, THAO NGUYEN & THE GET DOWN STAY DOWN, DEAD CONFEDERATE, 65DAYSOFSTATIC, THE HEAVENLY STATES, KINSKI, DAVID BAZAN, DYME DEF, VINCE MIRA WITH THE ROY KAY TRIO, SERA CAHOONE, JOSHUA MORRISON, THE BLAKES, SIBERIAN, THROW ME THE STATUE, THE COPS, SAY HI, THE SHAKY HANDS, J. TILLMAN, “AWESOME”, AND MORE TO COME!

And here’s the ticket info, via the same press release:

$55 per day for the on sale weekend only, beginning Saturday, March 8th at noon
$65 per day beginning Monday, March 10th
$75 week of the festival, beginning Monday, May 19th

V.I.P. package tickets with special amenities also available. Full details on the festival website: www.sasquatchfestival.com.

Tickets go on sale Saturday, March 8th at noon and can be purchased online at ticketmaster.com, sasquatchfestival.com, all Ticketmaster outlets, or charge by phone in Seattle (206) 628-0888, in Oregon (503) 224-4400, and in Eastern Washington (509) 735-0500

Camping is available for May 23, 24, 25, 26 and reservations can be made when purchasing tickets via Ticketmaster. For more details, directions and further information on camping at The Gorge Amphitheatre go to www.sasquatchfestival.com.

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1

I believe M.I.A. when I see it.

Posted by Eric Grandy | February 25, 2008 12:19 PM
2

Stoked for Breeders and Beirut, though!

Posted by Eric Grandy | February 25, 2008 12:21 PM
3

Just in case you didn't know it, just about every text editing program can automatically change the case of text. Super-easy. But then... I don't think they hire music writers for their smarts.

Posted by Graham | February 25, 2008 12:55 PM
4

ooh, graham a bitch!

Posted by ooh | February 25, 2008 12:57 PM
5

1 carefully placed terrorist with about 10 pounds of C4 can end an era of shitty muppet rock.

Posted by bobcat | February 25, 2008 1:18 PM
6

Pretty thin three day event, but I could go for one good day of:

MIA, Breeders, New Pornographers/Destroyer, National, Cold War Kids, Battles, Blakes, Pela, Cops, Cave Singers.

REM and/or the Cure would be okay, but I'm sure the setlist would disappoint in either case. Battles and the Breeders are probably the most interesting. Mates of State and White Rabbits would be worth catching, but I'd rather see Tapes n' Tapes added.

Posted by left coast | February 25, 2008 1:45 PM
7

Yeah there's some great stuff in there, but it's not enough indie starpower to sustain three grueling days.

Posted by Kirk | February 25, 2008 1:52 PM
8

I think Bobcat is just sad that McRad and his shitty clay wheels aren't relevant anymore.. :(

Posted by Wild in da Streetz! | February 25, 2008 2:21 PM
9

"Christmas on Mars" is finally completed? There is no god.

Posted by Gidget | February 25, 2008 2:39 PM
10

Yeah, pretty thin lineup, with way way way too many local acts. I'll probably go whatever day Modest Mouse is playing. If I'm lucky, New Porno, Breeders, Mates of States, Cold War Kids, Battles and Okkervil River will be playing the same day.

Posted by rk | February 25, 2008 2:49 PM
11

One conspicuous absence from this festival, as pointed out by Stereogum, is NO Jack Johnson. Hooray!

Posted by rk | February 25, 2008 3:03 PM
12

JJ has become the indie kicking boy. You do one Curious George album and the same album three or four times and lose your credibility, what gives?

I thought Gang of Four were confirmed, did they fall off the schedule?

Posted by left coast | February 25, 2008 3:59 PM
13

The Cure are playing a 2.5 hour set, it couldn't be all bad!

Posted by Explorer | February 25, 2008 5:17 PM
14

New Pornos/Destroyer, Built To Spill, Dengue Fever, Beirut, Flaming Lips movie, Blakes, Death Cab would make for a helluva fun day.

But at $55, plus gas, plus driving time? Bumbershoot will have the same thrills for all three days, will cost 1/3 as much, and is within walking distance.

I suppose if one can pick up some cheap tix on craigslist, it'd be okay...

Posted by shitbrain | February 25, 2008 5:28 PM
15

I think you printed last years list. Oh snap!

Posted by mike | February 25, 2008 5:38 PM
16

Holy shit! Somehow I missed Jamie "So hot I set your Bumbershoot speakers on fire" Lidell in that ALL-CAPS clusterfuck. I am now doubly stoked.

Posted by Eric Grandy | February 25, 2008 6:10 PM
17

More to be announced! Isn't there some kind of discount for buying more than one day? I seem to remember that in the past, maybe I'm mistaken. I was hoping to go two days but $110 for tickets alone (without tax!) is a bit steep. I'd like to see the schedule's also.
Not much to complain about, great line-up. I just hope I can find some way to save some money.

Posted by Morgan | February 25, 2008 8:23 PM
18

The Cure in 97 degree heat and bright sun? No. bring your still suits.

Posted by wbrproductions | February 26, 2008 8:59 AM

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