February 25, 2008
Today is the day. The day, that is, that the line-up for Sasquatch! 2008 is announced. No word yet, but we’ve technically got another eleven or so hours. There are rumors that both The Cure and The Breeders are headlining, so I’m curious to see who follows. More information as is updated on the official site, and I’ll post an “Festival #” when the line-up is complete. The festival has been expanded to three days, which may be a strain on the pocketbook, but no doubt worth it; May 24 – 26, 2008.
For some odd reason, and although Sasquatch! seems to be a smaller festival than others, I hold it in very high regard and anticipate its Spring arrival more than many of the larger, more wider-known festivals in the country. It could be that the prices are smaller, the bands more varying, and, it seems a bit more personal, due, perhaps to its Western location and the happenstance of seeing many people one knows (where state flags are flown and flocked to – strangers no longer strangers).
And, here’s the initial artist line-up for Sasquatch! 2008:
R.E.M. / The Cure / The Flaming Lips U.F.O. Show / Death Cab For Cutie / Modest Mouse / M.I.A. / Flight Of The Conchords / Rodrigo Y Gabriela / Michael Franti & Spearhead / The Breeders / Built To Spill / The Hives / Tegan & Sara / The Presidents / Ghostland Observatory / Ozomatli / The New Pornographers / Blue Scholars / The National / The Kooks / Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks / Cold War Kids / Beirut / Rogue Wave / Okkervil River / Fleet Foxes / Kinski / Mates of State / Crudo (featuring Mike Patton & Dan The Automator) / Sera Cahoone / Battles / Destroyer / Dyme Def / The Blakes / Pela / Jamie Lidell / The Cops / Dengue Fever / Siberian / Say Hi / White Rabbits / David Bazan / The Little Ones / “Awesome” / Dead Confederate / The Heavenly States / 65daysofstatic / Grand Archives / Vince Mira with the Roy Kay Trio / Joshua Morrison / Throw Me The Statue / J. Tillman / Thao Nguyen with the Get Down Stay Down / The Cave Singers / Matt Costa / The Shaky Hands