I don’t want this site to be all Sasquatch! all the time, but the day-by-day lineup for Sasquatch! 2010 was revealed last night and it’s pretty interesting.
First thing I notice is that Ween is headlining one night of the festival. I know nothing about Ween so I am especially intrigued by this headliner selection. Oh wait, I know one thing about Ween. They have very passionate fans. Case and point, I wrote a pretty decent and favorable analysis of the Sasquatch! lineup and commenters over at the other Ear Candy (who are presumably Ween fans) got fussy because I didn’t mention Ween. This makes me really curious to find out what Ween is all about.
Other interesting observations of the lineup include some of the stage placements. There isn’t a lot happening on the Yeti stage right now and that’s likely because the Yeti stage typically features mostly local acts and not many smaller local bands have been announced as a part of the lineup as of today. But I did notice The Hold Steady and Public Enemy are both on the Wookie stage the same day. I hope The Hold Steady gets the slot before a Public Enemy stage-headlining slot because I’d hate to have to choose between Craig Finn on one stage and Jim James on another stage at the same time (sorry Jim, you lose).
Here’s the day-by-day lineup (bolded are acts I’m really looking
forward to seeing at the Gorge):
Saturday, May 29th
My Morning Jacket / Vampire Weekend / The National / Deadmau5 / Broken Social Scene / OK Go / Wale / Public Enemy / The Hold Steady / Miike Snow / Z-Trip / Brother Ali / Minus The Bear / WHY? / The Very Best / Portugal. The Man / Mumford & Sons / The Lonely Forest / Nurses / The Middle East / Patrick Watson / Morning Teleportation / Laura Marling / Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros / Fool’s Gold / Garfunkel & Oates / Dam-Funk / Shabazz Palaces
Sunday, May 30th
Massive Attack / Pavement / LCD Soundsystem / Tegan and Sara / Kid Cudi / Nada Surf / Dirty Projectors / The xx / The Long Winters / Simian Mobile Disco / Midlake / Girls / Vetiver / The Tallest Man On Earth / YACHT / Booka Shade / Caribou / Avi Buffalo / City and Colour / Cymbals Eat Guitars / A-Trak / Fruit Bats / tUnE-yArDs / Local Natives / Freelance Whales / Jets Overhead / Rob Riggle / Luke Burbank
Monday, May 31st
Ween / MGMT / Band of Horses / She & Him / Passion Pit / The New Pornographers / Drive-By Truckers / Boys Noize / Camera Obscura / The Temper Trap / Dr. Dog / Neon Indian / No Age / The Mountain Goats / Phantogram / Quasi / Japandroids / Mayer Hawthorne & The County / The Low Anthem / Fresh Espresso / Hudson Mohawke / Telekinesis / Past Lives / Yes Giantess / Craig Robinson