Gold Fields added. From the page code looks like a Sunday Yeti set.
One band left.
That keeps it in line with the final adds being "who the fuck are they?" bands. I'm honestly really surprised someone as big as Elvis Costello was added after the lineup announcement. That's definitely not the type of band I'd expect to be a late add, and possibly contributed to some people thinking the other late adds would be well known also.
Gold Fields actually get a bit of radio play around here.
Which is sad, because Identity had such a more varied set of people playing. I will never go to Paradiso and I would've gone to any ID fest with the lineup they had.
Edit answer to Nick: They only went there once and the turnout was pretty decent, but maybe not enough to justify bringing a traveling festival tour though? Since they are paying for all these artists to travel across the country and play shows, maybe the gorge just cost too much to be realistic.
Last Edit: Mar 27, 2013 18:59:23 GMT -5 by rustuuuu
Pretty sure Paradiso just sort of pushed Identity aside. I'm interested to see what the lineup variety is like this year, because so far the headliners and rumored undercard are pretty dismal.
Yeah, I think USC just didn't want the competition, and it's kind of their territory. The website that leaked all of those other artists had to take them down. I think many of them made sense, but who knows.
How can you say "never" when this is only year 2, and we know little about this years? USC seems to be mixing it up these days. Especially with the introduction of Foundation. They book some great DJs, and I see that reflecting on their festivals. Also, they did some great things with the sound and production at the Gorge. If they can keep bringing that to the Gorge and adding to it, it'll be pretty cool.
I don't mean to cast any hate on USC, they're doing great for the Electronic music scene in the area. I just don't particularly like what they're brought to their festivals. It's a lot of big ravey house stuff or trance, neither of which I can get in to at all. They do have some other people I like combined with some of those, but those seem to be their focus. I only can afford 2 or 3 festivals per year and I'd rather choose something where I'd enjoy more of the music.
I'd rather bang my head against a wall for 8 hours than be forced to sit main stage at Ultra all day.
Last Edit: Mar 27, 2013 20:32:45 GMT -5 by rustuuuu