photos by Mat Hayward
Music fans hoping to attend Sasquatch! 2013 may be out of luck. Earlier today, promoters announced that the event sold out in record time, less than 90 minutes after going on sale.
Earlier this week, the Northwest festival announced its 2013 lineup. The unveiling of the lineup came at Sasquatch’s launch party, which took place Monday night, February 4th, at Seattle’s Neptune Theater. The party featured musical performances from Built To Spill, Cody ChesnuTT and “A Very Special Surprise Guest” who turned out to be Seattle chart topping artist, Macklemore. (See photo slideshow below.)
This year’s festival takes place Memorial Day weekend, May 24 – 27 at the Gorge Amphitheatre and will once again deliver an eclectic mix of local, national, and global artists from a variety of genres.
Mumford & Sons, The Postal Service, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Sigur Ros, Vampire Weekend, The xx, The Lumineers, Arctic Monkeys, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Cake, Primus (3D), Empire of the Sun, Imagine Dragons, Bloc Party, Andrew Bird, Grimes, Dropkick Murphys, Built to Spill, Alt-J, Steve Aoki, Azealia Banks, Tame Impala, Father John Misty, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Tallest Man on Earth, Devendra Banhart, The Presets, Laidback Luke, Schoolboy Q & Ab-Soul, Danny Brown, Earl Sweatshirt, Killer Mike, P.O.S., Death Grips, Shad, El-P, Michael Kiwanuka, Solange, Twin Shadow, Divine Fits, Dirty Projectors, Japandroids, Azari & III, Disclosure, Baauer, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Menomena, Ryan Bingham, JJ Grey & Mofro, Porcelain Raft, Youth Lagoon, Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, Holy Ghost!, Matthew Dear, Toro Y Moi, John Talabot, Shout Out Louds, Surfer Blood, DIIV, Torche, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Atlas Genius, Youngblood Hawke, Capital Cities, Fang Island, Red Fang, Reignwolf, Baths, Lusine, Yppah, Odesza, Four Color Zack, Beachwood Sparks, The Barr Brothers, Shovels & Rope, Willy Moon, Peace, Elliott Brood, Radical Face, Nancy & Beth (Megan Mullally & Stephanie Hunt), Akron/Family, Caveman, Telekinesis, Indians, Chvrches, Wild Belle, Suuns, Brown Bird, Bombino, Robert DeLong, Seawolf, ZZ Ward, Hundred Waters, Luke Sital-Singh, Wake Owl, Deep Sea Diver, Jherek Bischoff, Sean Nelson, Rose Windows, Nacho Picasso, Brothers From Another, Knowmads, Let’s Talk, Ra Scion, OC Notes “Golden Gods,” Kingdom Crumbs, Theoretics, Nissim (D. Black)
Comedy: Nick Offerman, Mike Birbiglia, Brett Gelman, Jenny Slate, Kyle Kinane, Brody Stevens, Jon Daly, James Adomian, Joe Mand
You can access the complete lineup by visiting http://www.sasquatchfestival.com
Purchase tickets here.
Festival creator Adam Zacks founded Sasquatch! in 2002 with the aim of building an event that catered to the eclectic tastes of voracious music enthusiasts. Personally programming the lineups for each Sasquatch! Festival, Zacks handpicks a dynamic array of performers with a tradition of presenting critically acclaimed emerging artists alongside established headliners. Sasquatch! has recently been recognized for its programming excellence with a nomination for Festival of the Year at the 2012 Pollstar Awards and was named Festival of the Year in 2010 by Consequence of Sound. Electronic luminary Wolfgang Gartner said of his Sasquatch! experience, “There’s this festival called Sasquatch! out in the middle of Washington once a year. Last night I played it. This is a really bold statement, but I’m’a go ahead and say this was the best gig I have ever played in my life, crowd-wise, vibe-wise, everything-wise…I will never forget it as long as I live. This is the kind of night that makes me realize I would do this sh*t for free.”
Sasquatch! founder Adam Zacks recently shared insight into the festival and his strategy for booking acts in an interview with The AV Club.