Earlier in the month, Sasquatch! 2013 announced a very powerful and eclectic lineup. A few days later, the four-day event sold out in no less than 90 minutes.
Music fans fortunate enough to have scored tickets will be treated to an appearance by the legendary Elvis Costello and his band, The Imposters. Costello, along with Rusko and more have just been added to the already robust festival lineup.
Costello exploded onto the U.S. rock scene, appearing on Saturday Night Live Dec. 17, 1977, as a last minute replacement for the Sex Pistols, who were unable to obtain visas at the time.
After playing a few bars of “Less Than Zero,” Costello stopped his band The Attractions, and launched into an inditement of the radio and music industry via the song “Radio Radio.”
His antics earned him a “lifetime” banishment from Saturday Night Live, which lasted all of 12 years.
Since his provocative appearance on SNL, Costello has released a strong and musically daring body of work over the course of several decades, collaborating with industry heavyweights such as Paul McCartney, Burt Bacharach and Allen Toussaint.
Sasquatch! 2013 takes place Memorial Day weekend, May 24 – 27, will once again deliver a varied mix of local, national, and global artists from a variety of genres.
Some of the notable Northwest acts playing the festival include… Reignwolf, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Father John Misty, and The Postal Service.
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
You can access the complete lineup by visiting: http://www.sasquatchfestival.com
“Festival creator Adam Zacks founded Sasquatch! in 2002 with the aim of building an event that catered to the eclectic tastes of voracious music enthusiasts. Personally programming the lineups for each Sasquatch! Festival, Zacks handpicks a dynamic array of performers with a tradition of presenting critically acclaimed emerging artists alongside established headliners. Sasquatch! has recently been recognized for its programming excellence with a nomination for Festival of the Year at the 2012 Pollstar Awards and was named Festival of the Year in 2010 by Consequence of Sound. Electronic luminary Wolfgang Gartner said of his Sasquatch! experience, “There’s this festival called Sasquatch! out in the middle of Washington once a year. Last night I played it. This is a really bold statement, but I’m’a go ahead and say this was the best gig I have ever played in my life, crowd-wise, vibe-wise, everything-wise…I will never forget it as long as I live. This is the kind of night that makes me realize I would do this sh*t for free.”
Sasquatch! founder Adam Zacks recently shared insight into the festival and his strategy for booking acts in an interview with The AV Club.
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