Sasquatch Festival Â The Gorge, Quincy, WA Â May 24-27, 2013
This summer’s festival circuit is already looking to be one of the best in recent years. Already announced we’ve got festivals such as Governors BallÂ and Shaky KneesÂ boasting lineups featuring artists new and old destined to put on an incredible live show. But then Sasquatch Festival goes and announces it’s delicious lineup attempting to blow all other summer festivals out of the water. The winner for best festival lineup cannot be decided until both Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza announce their always fantastic lineups, but Sasquatch are putting themselves at the top of the pack. SceneSC covered Sasquatch last year and are ready to experience this festival all over again. Sasquatch takes place in a beautiful location in Quincy, WA where the party pretty much never stops.
Alright, so as you can see in that poster, this lineup is stacked. However, I must start with the two SC bands Shovels & Rope and Toro y moi. Toro are no strangers to music festivals, having taken over the festival circuit last year, but Shovels & Rope are new to the major festivals, having just released their debut albumÂ O’ Be Joyful just last year. I am incredibly excited that Shovels & Rope are being featured on both Coachella and Sasquatch’s lineups as they are an incredible live band and deserve all the recognition that they are getting. Along with these two gems you have the newly-reunitedÂ The Postal Service,Â Bloc Party, Alt-J, Mumford & Sons, The Lumineers, Nick Offerman, Earl Sweatshirt, Father John Misty, The Tallest Man On Earth, and so many others. As I said in my preview for Governors Ball Festival, IÂ recommendÂ just staring at this lineup for a while.
Tickets are on sale Saturday, February 9. You can check out all the festival’s info here:Â http://www.sasquatchfestival.com/
Hey, just wanted to mention that Shovels & Rope did have a self-titled record before O Be Joyful, and it’s well-worth checking out!
Shovels and Rope-O’ Be Joyful
Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent-Shovels and Rope
Cary Ann Hearst-Lions and Lambs
Depends on how you brand it.
Ah! Fair enough.