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Sasquatch! Festival announces lineup

Those of you looking for something to do on Memorial Day weekend (May 26-27) could certainly do worse than treking to the Gorge Amphitheatre in George, Washington. Beisdes the fantastic view of the Columbia River, you'll be privvy to what's shaping up to be a great festival.
The initial lineup for the sixth annual Sasquatch! Music Festival was released today, and it's looking pretty good so far. Among the acts set to perform during the two-day festival are Bjork, Beastie Boys, the Arcade Fire, Manu Chao, Interpol, M.I.A., Spoon, Neko Case, The Hold Steady, Grizzly Bear and many, many more.
Tickets go on sale Saturday March 3 at 10 AM via Ticketmaster. They're priced at $50 per day that weekend and then get bumped up to $65 thereafter. There's also something called Solid Gold Super Tickets that go for $500 a person, but we'll have to wait until the Sasquatch! site goes live before knowing what they entail.
After the jump, the complete list of confirmed acts thus far. Saturday, May 26th:
The Arcade Fire
Manu Chao Radio Bemba Sound System
Citizen Cope
Neko Case
The Hold Steady
Grizzly Bear
Ghostland Observatory
Two Gallants
The Slip
Loney, Dear
The Thermals
Viva Voce
The Blow
Gabriel Teodros
Sunday, May 27th:
Beastie Boys
Michael Franti & Spearhead
Bad Brains
Dandy Warhols
The Black Angels
Tokyo Police Club
Money Mark
St. Vincent
Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter
Common Market
Helio Sequence
Minus The Bear
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Sasquatch! Festival

At the risk of sounding oh so jaded, aren't these festival shows starting to feel like teen television melodramas where the same eight cast members take turns ******* each other?I realize that there are only so many indie rock acts of a certain stature, but how excited can you get for Bjork, Beasties or even Arcade Fire at this point?

Michael Legat

Very much agree with you, Mr. Legat. Bad Brains is the exciting surprise of the lineup, but going by your metaphor, that would make them the briefly-appearing Eve on Dawson's Creek.


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