So yeah, we're gonna need one of these sooner or later, so pull out those predictions!
Since we got two weekends next year, there will be a lot more bands on the Sasquatch lineup overall. So that means that most of the bands actively touring around that time will most likely be on the lineup. Right now there isn't much to go off of though. As it gets closer to the fest we'll be getting more of an idea of who might be playing.
Arcade Fire (New album dropping later this year) Queens of the Stone Age (Newest album is killer, and they haven't been at Sasquatch in a long time) Fitz & The Tantrums (They've blown up quite a bit recently, so they're probably gonna be on every festival lineup next year)
Reasoning: Sigur Rós played Edgefield in 2012 and headlined Sasquatch 2013. Bon Iver played Edgefield in 2011 and headlined Sasquatch 2012. The National play Edgefield in September. Their 2010 set is one of the most well-received sets in Sasquatch history.
Of course, by the Edgefield logic, fun. (although I think they're taking a break from touring next summer) and Yeah Yeah Yeahs might headline too. (And The Flaming Lips, but Burrito already mentioned them.)
Post by Professor Pancakes on Aug 8, 2013 18:27:12 GMT -8
It's never too early for Rumors, Lies, and Rampant Speculation
My two cents for now:
Tool. Their new album should be out no later than next spring which means they're likely to be touring next summer. They've played Coachella and they've played the Gorge, but never Sasquatch. Also, I tweeted Snacks a while back suggesting (begging) for Toolsquatch 2014. He didn't rely, but he "favorited" it, so that's got to mean something.
QOTSA is a lock at this point. Same with The Knife and Yeezus.
Okay serious face:
-I wouldn't be surprised to see CHVRCHES return at a later time and on a bigger stage - their album is gonna drop eventually. -Cut Copy just released a new single, they could potentially draw a crowd for a midday dance party. -This might be wishful thinking, but something in my gut tells me Robyn might come back again, she's been really quiet since Body Talk and the time is ripe for another killer pop album. Additionally, the dearth of female musicians at 2013 was disappointing.
Cut Copy might not be at the peak of their popularity like when In Ghost Colors was still soundtracking summers, but their live shown is known to be amazing and their presence at Sasquatch alone would be a swaying factor in whether or not I actually end up going next year. Unless I'm mistaken (very possible, I've been drinking all night), they have yet to play Sasquatch and I can't imagine a more magical place to see one of my favorite groups.
I guess I was just thinking about Chromeo, who I view as about the same popularity as Cut Copy, and have both headlined the dance tent and performed an unforgettable afternoon set on the Main Stage. I was just picturing a similar situation. But regardless of when they played I'd be so stoked for them to be there, the only performance of theirs I've seen was an in-studio at KEXP.