I'm really, really hoping they'll add Portishead to headline a night and I'll be able to go to the festival for my sixth year in a row next year. They were on my short wishlist last year and are back on it again this year. I want to hear Machine Gun live, it would be absolutely chill-inducing after sunset with Beth Gibbons' voice filling up the Gorge, much like when Massive Attack did "Teardrop" with Martina Topley Bird back in 2010.
I would love to see the National at Sasquatch, I've never had a chance to see them and I heard that they were pretty good at the festival in 2010. There's been some talk of new stuff from them in 2013 as well so I'll keep my fingers crossed!
I would also love to see Interpol at Sasquatch. Apparently there's plans to release new Interpol material in 2013 but nothing is official. Also Paul Banks is currently doing a solo tour that ends in February, so three months seems like too short of a turnaround for him to begin touring with Interpol again. I'd say that if we see any new Interpol in 2013 it'll likely be later in the year, perhaps making them more likely for Sasquatch 2014 than 2013. If we see anything Interpol-related at Sasquatch next year it would more than likely be a Paul Banks solo show.
New QotSA and Nine Inch Nails material is on the way in 2013, and either would be cool to see. Especially if Dave Grohl is touring with QotSA.
As for hip-hop slot I'd like to see Danny Brown, Death Grips, or ASAP Rocky if that damn album ever comes out. Kendrick Lamar would be okay too I guess. High hopes for a Wu-Tang reunion show but I'll temper my expectations on that one.
I'm not big on any current electronic/dance music, but I think TNGHT or the Knife would be sweet (once again, if they release any new material).
I also really hope that Grizzly Bear are at the festival in 2013! And as many of you have said, Portishead would be almost indescribably amazing.
I also want Built to Spill very badly.
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Interpol was my first concert ever so I'll always have a special place for those guys. It's hard to have an opinion over the quality of the show when I saw them because I had nothing to compare it to, although I have heard some mixed things about their live performances. I like to see them again because I attach some kind of sentimental value to their music and I'd like to compare how it sounds now to how I thought it sounded then!
I saw QotSA in 2011 while they were performing their self-titled record in support of the re-release. It was an awesome show and seeing them again in a festival setting would be awesome.
I've never seen NIN, but Trent Reznor is a pretty awesome guy. I listen to the new HTDA EP for the first time the other day and I thought it was pretty cool. I'd be happy to see them there.
Beartrap, how have you not seen the National live yet? I feel like I've seen them more than I've seen myself naked.
And A$AP Rocky is not wishlist worthy. The first time I saw him live, I had to dig deep into my brain searching for a worse train wreck. That is when I remembered I had already seen him live once before.