Of coarse they are separate lineups. Like most of us know, a bulk of the artists either schedule their tour around the date, or happen to be touring through during that time. They are not going to get that many artists to come back to Washington a month or so later just for the one stop.
Actually, now that I think about it, this makes it a lot easier for me to make choices. Next year I have been contemplating taking the year off from Sasquatch and trying a new festival, and this seems like a perfect opportunity seeing as Sasquatch seems to be moving somewhere I don't especially like.
I love it! This is a WAY better idea than Coachella's consecutive weekends with the same lineup. There's no way in hell I could pull that off. This way, I get to have two Sasquatchs?!?!!?!? Happy girl over here.
I hope that this doesn't affect the quality of the lineups. I have gotten so used to Sasquatch being my favorite weekend of the year that the prospect of two seems like a blessing and a curse. Here's hoping they don't fuck it up beyond recognition.
Each weekend is only 3 days long now, so the people that choose 1 of the 2 end up losing an entire day of Sasquatch (and guaranteed ticket prices won't be 75% of the cost). Total "F YOU" to all of the Canadians and out of state Americans that travel a long way.
Also, they will end up booking 6 days worth of music, so it only makes sense that the pool of musicians will be watered down.
I'm mixed. I hope they announce both lineups at the same time, and I hope they're both good. Good lineups = good idea, bad lineups = bad idea. If this decision was made in part so that they can catch more bands that they want in July (especially with no Primavera conflict), then that could be awesome. If they're going to promote the Lumineers to headliners next year, then I'm done with Sasquatch.
Why do you always have to be a fucking dickhead? Nobody's "missing the most important part," we've been processing this for five minutes, and there is not just one "most important part." Go fuck a screw.