Though I’ve never been, I’ve always wanted to go to the Sasquatch Festival. For those who haven’t heard of it, it’s a lot like Coachella or Reading, but set in the woods of Washington. This year’s line-up looks pretty awesome, probably the best one I’ve seen in a while:
Saturday: R.E.M., Modest Mouse, M.I.A., The New Pornographers, The National, Beirut, Okkervil River, Destroyer, Grand Archives, and David Bazan.
Sunday: The Cure, Death Cab for Cutie, Cold War Kids, Tegan & Sara, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, Mates of State, and Rogue Wave.
Monday: The Flaming Lips U.F.O. Show, The Mars Volta, Built to Spill, Jamie Lidell, and Battles.
I’d honestly go just for the first day and die happy. I’d like to see Modest Mouse just to say that I’ve finally see them play live, although I know I’d hate everything they played, unless they decided to play nothing but pre-2000 songs. But seriously, that looks likea really great line-up. There are even more people playing, but I only listed the ones I like, so check out the official list for more. Also be sure to check out the really fun (and well done) intro animation, it made me smile.
Tickets are on sale right now, and go anywhere from $56.50 per day, to $750 for a Superticket (I didn’t make that up) which you have to buy in pairs (also not made up), but it does get you a camping spot, V.I.P. access all weekend, and an honest to god sasquatch (that last part might be made up). Like I said, I’d LOVE to go to this, but I sadly don’t have a spare $1000 lying around!