Finally, Frank Ocean is coming back to the Gorge.
The notoriously reclusive R&B singer announced a series of festival dates this morning—his first live appearances since the release of his critically praised, perpetually delayed second formal album, Blonde—and one of them will bring him to Sasquatch in middle-of-nowhere Washington next Memorial Day Weekend.
— Sasquatch! Festival (@Sasquatch) November 29, 2016
Ocean was supposed to play Sasquatch once before. In 2014, he was set to headline a second weekend of the festival scheduled for Independence Day—alongside Soundgarden, Kraftwerk and New Order—that ended up getting cancelled.
Sasquatch has yet to announce any other performers. Last year, attendance for the 14-year-old festival dropped by over half. Ocean is a much bigger contemporary name than they typically draw, so the presumed hope is that confirming him early will get ticket sales moving prior to the full lineup announcement in early 2017.
Sasquatch is scheduled for May 26-28—one less day than last year. Get tickets here.