On the heels of a highly successful, critically acclaimed sold-out 2012 festival, Sasquatch! Music Festival is set to return for 2013. The festival will run May 24-27 (Memorial Day Weekend) at The Gorge – the internationally acclaimed concert venue carved in the basalt cliffs high above the Columbia River Gorge in Quincy, WA.
A limited number of special discounted four-day festival passes will be available in time for the holiday gift season on Friday, November 23 at 9:00am (PST) via sasquatchfestival.com and will remain available through 11:59pm December 31 (or while supplies last). The festival’s complete lineup will be announced in February.
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 diverse array of performers with a tradition of presenting critically acclaimed emerging artists alongside established headliners. Previous lineups have spanned a broad spectrum of genres with an independent spirit including: The Arcade Fire, Beastie Boys, The Black Keys, Coldplay, The Cure, Foo Fighters, Beck, Jack White, My Morning Jacket, Nine Inch Nails, Pixies, R.E.M., Wilco, and hundreds more.
The festival has also grown to include top comedy acts like Flight of the Conchords, Zach Galifianakis and Sarah Silverman as well as leading electronic artists like Deadmau5, Nero and Skrillex.
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.”