Sasquatch! 2013 kicks off this weekend at The Gorge


Seattle’s Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will headline Sasquatch! 2013 Day 1 (Photo: Mat Hayward)

For many music festival lovers, Sasquatch! 2013 has become a Memorial Day tradition. Many come for the music and many just come for the festival and camping experience.

What makes Sasquatch! so enticing and special is the fact that it takes place in a little slice of heaven called The Gorge in George, Washington.

If you can deal without some of the creature comforts and the mediocre festival food that The Gorge vendors provide, noisy campgrounds and crowds, Sasquatch is a nice respite and escape from the daily grind.

This is evident by the fact that the festival sold out in record time, less than 90 minutes after tickets went on sale.

The festival is a total experience that celebrates art, creative expression and freedom and it comes wrapped up in a nice natural and beautiful package. There are a lot of great festivals throughout the world but like Bumbershoot, Sasquatch has a distinct Northwest flavor that is uniquely ours.

This year’s festival, which takes place Memorial Day weekend, May 24 – 27, will once again deliver an eclectic mix of local, national, and global artists from a variety of genres.


Some of the notable Northwest acts playing the festival include… ReignwolfMacklemore & Ryan LewisFather John Misty, and The Postal Service.f3dbeba1de5dc5a75d213a64d63b2ae4

2013 Lineup…

Elvis Costello & The Imposters,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

See these artists and more performing on 5 stages – Sasquatch, Chithulhu, Bigfoot, Yeti and El Chupacabra.

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