The Sasquatch! Music Festival, held along the Columbia River at the Gorge Ampitheater gears up with a great lineup, including The Flaming Lips, The National, R.E.M., M.I.A., Modest Mouse, The Cure and Death Cab For Cutie.
Even if Bonnaroo, All Points West, SXSW and Coachella soak in the buzz, top to bottom we’ll take this lineup any day of the week.? It’s that strong.
The festival takes place May 24-26. Besides a great lineup of bands you can expect The Flaming Lips to debut their movie Christmas on Mars.
Also confirmed are Flight of the Conchords, the New Pornographers, Built To Spill, the Hives, the Breeders, Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks, Fleet Foxes, Battles, Throw Me The Statue and Crudo – a new collaboration between Mike Patton and Dan the Automator.
Tickets go on sale March 8; prices increase two days later and will be raised again the week of the event. VIP package details can be found on Sasquatch!’s Web site.
Besides the big guns, we’re excited for the scrapy role players like Cold War Kids, Okkervil River and White Rabbits.? You never know when a David Eckstein is gonna win World Series MVP.? Full lineup after the jump.
the Flaming Lips (“U.F.O. show”)
Death Cab For Cutie
Michael Franti & Spearhead
Flight of the Conchords
the New Pornographers
Tegan & Sara
Built To Spill
Rodrigo y Gabriela
Cold War Kids
Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks
Mates Of State
the Cave Singers
the Little Ones
Thao Nguyen & the Get Down Stay Down
the Heavenly States
Vince Mira with the Roy Kay Trio
Throw Me The Statue
the Shaky Hands