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Monday, February 4, 2013

Sasquatch! 2013: The Line-Up

Posted by on Mon, Feb 4, 2013 at 9:54 PM

The Sasquatch! 2013 line-up was announced tonight at the launch party at Neptune Theater, which featured performances by Cody ChesnuTT, Built to Spill, and surprise guests Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (playing a three-song set including "Thrift Shop," "Same Love," and "Can't Hold Us"). I hear there was also confetti.

Here's who's playing the festival, happening May 24-27th at the Gorge:

Mumford and Sons
Vampire Weekend
the Lumineers
the Postal Service
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
the xx
Sigur RÓs
Arctic Monkeys
Primus 3D
Bloc Party
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
Steve Aoki
Built to Spill
Imagine Dragons
Empire of the Sun
The Tallest Man on Earth
Andrew Bird
Azealia Banks
Deep Sea Diver
Danny Brown
Youngblood Hawk
Shout Out Louds
Dropkick Murphys
Tame Impala
Dirty Projectors
Toro y Moi
Youth Lagoon
Death Grips
Holy Ghost
John Talabot
Matthew Dear
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti
Surfer Blood
OCNotes and the Golden Gods
Red Fang
Wake Owl
Kingdom Crumbs
Beachwood Sparks
The Barr Brothers
Brown Bird
Nancy & Beth
Fang Island
Luke Sital-Singh
Brett Gelman
Jenny Slate
James Adomian
Elliott Brood
Sean Nelson
Atlas Genius
RA Scion
Nacho Picasso
Brothers From Another
Divine Fits
ZZ Ward
Schoolboy Q & Ab-Soul
Mike Birbiglia
Let's Talk
Four Color Zack
The Presets
Azari & Ill
Brody Stevens
Jon Daly
Hundred Waters
Totally Enormous Extinct
JJ Grey & Mofro
Kyle Kinane
Laidback Luke
Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Joe Mande
Nick Offerman
Rose WIndows
Devendra Banhart
John Talabot
Willy Moon
Ryan Bingham
Robert Delong
Earl Sweatshirt
Killer Mike
Shovels & Rope
Radical Face
Wild Belle
Michael Kiwanuka
Twin Shadow
Father John Misty
Porcelain Raft
Black Rebel Motorcyle Club
Jherek Bischoff
Sea Wolf
Capital Cities

Ticket information, the schedule, and more available at

Confidential to whoever was doing the live feed on Ustream: Thanks for the hand puppets.


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Tame Impala ?
Posted by daftande on February 4, 2013 at 9:58 PM · Report this
Josh Bis 2
I think I like how this lineup will simultaneously leave different people some combination of ecstatic, enraged, befuddled, pleasantly surprised, and slightly disappointed.

Posted by Josh Bis on February 4, 2013 at 10:30 PM · Report this
bunnypuncher 3
For me personally, this is the strongest lineup since Björk played. Stuff I'm excited about: Solange, Earl Sweatshirt, NACHO!!!, Grimes, Azealia Banks, Danny Brown, El-P, Killer Mike (please get those 3 onstage together), Schoolboy Q + Ab-Soul, the xx, Sigur Rós, OCnotes, Torche...

...but I probably won't be able to afford it. :/
Posted by bunnypuncher on February 4, 2013 at 10:41 PM · Report this
Josh Bis 4
Those Ustreamers were champs.
Posted by Josh Bis on February 4, 2013 at 11:28 PM · Report this
DeaconBlues 5
fuuuuuuuck Vampire Weekend

but I still wanna go real bad
Posted by DeaconBlues on February 5, 2013 at 12:02 AM · Report this
Posted by Ipso Facto on February 5, 2013 at 3:57 AM · Report this
Primus 3D? Holographic Les Claypool?
Posted by ultrasuedecushion on February 5, 2013 at 6:02 AM · Report this
yelahneb 8
@2 Agreed. I think I'm all 5, somehow
Posted by yelahneb on February 5, 2013 at 6:35 AM · Report this
Jessica 9
@3: that was the only time I went, loved it, and swore I'd never return. BUT THEN A WILD SOLANGE APPEARED ON THE LINEUP and I am now seriously questioning it. But it's kind of a moot point since I have no job and apparently taking a toddler to the Gorge isn't a good thing.
Posted by Jessica on February 5, 2013 at 8:06 AM · Report this
It's kind of fucked that they are only offering minimum 4 day + camping pass so you can't spend less than $350. But whatevs the condo rockers will be stoked.
Posted by ahopstad on February 5, 2013 at 9:34 AM · Report this
@6 that is the most do-nothing boring-ass song ever touted on KEXP DJ's top-ten lists and I fucking hate it.
Posted by The CHZA on February 5, 2013 at 9:37 AM · Report this
Larry Mizell, Jr. 12
fuckin wit it
Posted by Larry Mizell, Jr. on February 5, 2013 at 10:22 AM · Report this
I don't know what feels more odd: that I've seen nearly half of the big marquee names (Vampire Weekend, The xx, Lumineers) play at tiny Sonic Boom Records; or that I never got into any of them enough to care that they're defining bands of the era who can play to tens of thousands.

Taste is weird.
Posted by d.p. on February 5, 2013 at 2:03 PM · Report this
@13 #humblebrag
Posted by beez on February 5, 2013 at 3:38 PM · Report this
How to solve the problem of having to choose between all the various bands you could ask to play at your festival:- don't make any selection and just ask them all.

Seriously, that line-up just seems like a curatorial cop-out.
Posted by boyd main on February 5, 2013 at 3:54 PM · Report this
Josh Bis 16
in fairness, that xx show at sonic boom was super crowded and a little bit weird. it's impressive that a band that seemed too introverted to play a record store is now (presumably?) playing big print sets at music festivals.
Posted by Josh Bis on February 5, 2013 at 4:03 PM · Report this
Simone 17
@ Josh

Hey, I was there too and my goodness was it crowded. I just wish they had the lights on.
Posted by Simone on February 5, 2013 at 4:28 PM · Report this
@16: I would agree with that.

I had a bit of a "not ready for prime time" reaction to their first album, to the point where I was frankly shocked it took off the way it did.

But I like what I've heard of Coexist a lot, so perhaps prime time is now. Still not sure how it will translate on a windswept ravine-side stage, but I certainly wish them luck.
Posted by d.p. on February 5, 2013 at 5:05 PM · Report this
Not really feeling this lineup, at least enough to spend 350 bucks on four days of dealing with high school kids who took shrooms for the first time while trying to see a bunch of marginally meaningful bands that none of us will care about in ten years.
Posted by Casual_Observer on February 5, 2013 at 5:16 PM · Report this
bunnypuncher 20
@9 - The only two times I've went were free (won tickets to the year the Pixies played, Arcade Fire played at 4 in the afternoon, Joanna Newsom was on a side stage, and the only non-College Dropout song Kanye was playing yet was "Gold Digger;" Björk was a birthday present) but I think I'd actually pay for this year's if I could afford it. Which brings me to...

@10 - I loved living in Portland around Sasquatch time the last couple years.
Posted by bunnypuncher on February 5, 2013 at 9:59 PM · Report this

>marginally meaningful bands that none of us will care about in ten years

that is a quotable goddamn quote
Posted by The CHZA on February 6, 2013 at 3:17 PM · Report this

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