Festival Review: The Sasquatch Superlatives

The best things we saw and heard at the annual Memorial Day Weekend extravaganza.

Sasquatch Sign

While Sasquatch remains the most mellow of the upper-tier North American gatherings, each passing year finds the festival at odds with the region’s formerly rockist tendencies, casting the widest net possible in hopes of getting anyone and everyone in the Pacific Northwest and beyond on the grass with a Bud Light Lime-a-Rita in their hands. Plenty of bands who make a ruckus with guitar, bass ...   More
Friday, May 29, 2015 PETE COTTELL

Here's the Sasquatch 2015 Lineup

Kendrick Lamar, Robert Plant, Lana Del Rey headline.


Kendrick Lamar, Robert Plant, Lana Del Rey and a bunch of bands you've probably already seen in Portland recently are playing this year's Sasquatch Music Festival. Sorry if that's a bit of a soft sell, but frankly, looking at the names coming to the Gorge over Memorial Day weekend, there's just not a whole lot to get terribly excited about. Don't get me wrong: There's plenty of cool stuff mixed ...   More
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

The Sasquatch Superlatives

From Outkast to Sexy Jeff Goldblum to all 101 individual basketball jerseys, here are the best things we heard and saw at the Gorge on Memorial Day weekend.


In the grand scheme of the glutted music festival circuit, Sasquatch is a tier or two lower than the Coachellas or the Bonnaroos in terms of prominence. It always seems to book last year’s big names (with the exception this year of a certain reunited hip-hop tandem determined to break the world record for number of festivals headlined in a single season) and rarely gets that “holy shit” exclusive. ...   More
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 WW MUSIC STAFF

Wrangling Sasquatch

Who to see—and who to avoid—at this year’s Sasquatch music festival.

Music Stories
Let’s face it: If you’re driving four hours to middle-of-nowhere Washington for Sasquatch this weekend, it’s probably to see Outkast. But there’s a lot of other stuff happening before an   More
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Sasquatch Announces Two-Weekend 2014 Lineup

Outkast, Queens of the Stone Age, Kraftwerk, Frank Ocean headline, along with a bazillion others.


Well, we got Outkast. The reunited hip-hop duo will headline the first half of the annual Sasquatch Music Festival at Washington's Gorge Amphitheater, which this year is spread across two separate weekends in May and July. Considering the legendary Atlanta rappers proclaimed they'd perform at 40 festivals in 2014, it'd be a major disappointment otherwise. Although the specialness of that ...   More
Tuesday, February 4, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Live Review: Sasquatch! 2013


Now that the dirt and shame have been washed away and the effects of that jeffrey I accidentally smoked during the four minutes I spent watching Steve Aoki have reached manageable levels, it’s time to reflect upon a weekend of musical adventuring at the Gorge. City-slicker festivals like MFNW and Pitchfork notwithstanding, the only festival I have to gauge my expectations of this year’s Sasquatch ...   More
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 PETE COTTELL

Choose or Lose

Stressing over your Sasquatch schedule? Let us assist you.

Music Stories
Festivals are a drain—not just physically, but mentally too. As if wading through a sea of tweens in feathered headdresses for four days wasn’t exhausting enough, the performance schedule of   More
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Oh Hey, It's the 2013 Sasquatch Lineup

Mumford & Sons, Postal Service, Macklemore, someone with the last name Knowles and more scheduled to appear.


Well, there's no Phoenix or reunited Britpop legends, but at least there's no Red Hot Chili Peppers, either. The 2013 Sasquatch lineup is out and it's, well, a music festival circa 2013. Headliners include the reunited Postal Service; Seattle-bred indie-rap uber-success story Macklemore and Ryan Lewis; "retarded Irish folk singers" (not my words!) Mumford and Sons; the apparently ...   More
Monday, February 4, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Top Five Acts We’re Excited To See At Sasquatch!

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Santigold (7:10 pm Friday, Sasquatch stage) Well, we’re not above a little stargazing. The Helio Sequence (6:20 pm Saturday, Bigfoot stage) It has been a long time, and we hear great things about the f   More
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 CASEY JARMAN


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