February 25th, 2008 | by LocalCut News | Posted In: CLEAN UP

Sasquatch! Announces Partial '08 Lineup

     
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lc button Brought to you in fabulous all-caps, the folks over at Sasquatch! (enough with the exclamation points already) were kind enough to send a list of artists performing at this year's fest. Sasquatch goes from May 24-26 at the Gorge. Memorial Day Weekend, actually.

R.E.M, THE CURE, THE FLAMING LIPS U.F.O. SHOW, DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE, MODEST MOUSE, M.I.A., MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD, FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS, THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS, THE PRESIDENTS, THE NATIONAL, TEGAN & SARA, BUILT TO SPILL, THE HIVES, RODRIGO Y GABRIELA, OZOMATLI, COLD WAR KIDS, THE BREEDERS, BEIRUT, THE KOOKS, MATT COSTA, BLUE SCHOLARS, GHOSTLAND OBSERVATORY, STEPHEN MALKMUS & THE JICKS, THE FLAMING LIPS MOVIE PREMIER: “CHRISTMAS ON MARS”, OKKERVIL RIVER, DENGUE FEVER, JAMIE LIDELL, CRUDO (FEAT. MIKE PATTON & DAN THE AUTOMATOR), MATES OF STATE, DESTROYER, ROGUE WAVE, BATTLES, THE FLEET FOXES, WHITE RABBITS, THE CAVE SINGERS, PELA, GRAND ARCHIVES, THE LITTLE ONES, THAO NGUYEN & THE GET DOWN STAY DOWN, DEAD CONFEDERATE, 65DAYSOFSTATIC, THE HEAVENLY STATES, KINSKI, DAVID BAZAN, DYME DEF, VINCE MIRA WITH THE ROY KAY TRIO, SERA CAHOONE, JOSHUA MORRISON, THE BLAKES, SIBERIAN, THROW ME THE STATUE, THE COPS, SAY HI, THE SHAKY HANDS, J. TILLMAN, “AWESOME”, AND MORE TO COME!


We're stoked on the Shaky Hands making the cut. And I'm personally stoked on Okkervil River, Beirut and Mates of State. But then, I've never been to Sasquatch!, because I'm scared of the outdoors. I hate outside.

The fest will set you back between $55 and $75 per day. The $55 price is reserved for folks that buy tickets on March 8 or 9. You know what? I'll just give you tons more press release. Ticket info is at the bottom, after all the stuff about smoking being bad for you and the environment being good and stuff. That stuff's great, too.

House of Zacks and Live Nation are proud to announce this year's Sasquatch! Music Festival at the legendary Gorge Amphitheatre in Eastern Washington. The festival, in its seventh and best year yet, has evolved from a unique homegrown and laid back fest into a full blown three day extravaganza, complete with camp-outs, canyons, sunsets, three stages and this year (for the first time) a comedy tent. Already the official opener to summer for music fans, the Sasquatch! Music Festival is becoming a certified monster of a musical event: this year features another exciting and diverse line-up for the musically adventurous, and ups the ante on an event already hailed for its independent spirit. Tickets go on sale Saturday, March 8th at noon.

Sasquatch! is excited to announce the return of "Presenting" partner TobaccoSmokesYou.com under a new program name, BecomeAnEX.org. EX(r) encourages smokers to quit by "relearning life without cigarettes." The campaign helps people who smoke identify their triggers, like drinking coffee or driving, and assures them that it is possible to relearn these activities without smoking. Washingtonians can call 1-800-QUIT-NOW or go to BecomeAnEX.org to take the first step toward becoming tobacco-free.

Sasquatch! again teams up with Esurance and Sustainable Energy Partners to make the festival a certified carbon neutral event. Carbon dioxide is one of the major causes of climate change and global warming. When CO2 is released into the environment, carbon offset programs ensure an equal amount of carbon is reduced somewhere else. The preservation of the environment and the future of the Gorge are important to the Sasquatch! Music Festival, which is why they are purchasing carbon credits through Sustainable Energy Partners. For every ton of carbon credits purchased, one ton of CO2 is reduced through reforestation, sequestration, and various energy efficient projects. The end result? A Sasquatch! Music Festival with a net carbon output of zero.

Sasquatch! started out as a one-day event that highlighted Pacific Northwest performers. While the loyalty to strengthening the Northwest music scene remains intact, with the third stage dedicated to supporting the northwest independent music community, the magnitude has grown as the word has spread. The festival has become a part of the national consciousness with an ever-growing and dedicated group of music enthusiasts attending year after year after year, along with newcomers enjoying the grandeur of the surroundings. Past performers have ranged from international favorites like Coldplay, Beastie Boys, Bjork, Beck, The Arcade Fire, NIN, The Pixies, Wilco, and Kanye West to standouts of the Pacific Northwest scene like The Shins, The Postal Service, Sleater-Kinney, and many, many more.


Ticket information:

$55 per day for the on sale weekend only, beginning Saturday, March 8th at noon

$65 per day beginning Monday, March 10th

$75 week of the festival, beginning Monday, May 19th

V.I.P. package tickets with special amenities also available. Full details on the festival website: www.sasquatchfestival.com

(Applicable service charges may apply)

Tickets go on sale Saturday, March 8th at noon and can be purchased online at ticketmaster.com, sasquatchfestival.com, all Ticketmaster outlets, or charge by phone in Seattle (206) 628-0888, in Oregon (503) 224-4400, and in Eastern Washington (509) 735-0500

Camping is available for May 23, 24, 25, 26 and reservations can be made when purchasing tickets via Ticketmaster. For more details, directions and further information on camping at The Gorge Amphitheatre go to www.sasquatchfestival.com.

Stay tuned to for more announcements and information at www.sasquatchfestival.com

Produced by House of Zacks and Live Nation


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Links:
sasquatchfestival.com
ticketmaster.com

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