From past experience they tend to stagger the lineups on the stages slightly. At least for the Main stage and the Wookie stage (2nd stage) anyway. You might have a 15 minute window to catch a tail end of one act after you leave one of the stages. It all depends on the speed of setup/teardown of course.
Post by joshmusic88 on Apr 6, 2008 22:33:46 GMT -5
Well, I have been doing some reasearch on past Sasquatch line ups. And, it seems we may have the basic framework for set times right in front of our eyes. For example, why on earth are Fleet Foxes and Dengue Fever billed above The Breeders? Or why is Dyme Def and Yeasayer billed above Ghostland Observatory? It doesn't make any sense. Well, while looking into past line up releases, and how the evolved until set times come out, it seems that as the festival tends to get closer, they list the bands as they are to appear on the various stages. It looks like the line up has solidified so I made some THEORETICAL set times based on NOTHING except how the bands are billed. I made some possible set times for Saturday and Monday... So here they are...
I REPEAT. THESE ARE NOT REAL.
Saturday, May 24th R.E.M. / Modest Mouse / M.I.A. / The New Pornographers / The National / Ozomatli / Beirut / Dengue Fever / Fleet Foxes / The Breeders / Okkervil River / Crudo (featuring Mike Patton & Dan The Automator) / Destroyer / Kathleen Edwards / The Whigs / Dead Confederate / Newton Faulkner / Grand Archives / David Bazan / Joshua Morrison / Vince Mira with the Roy Kay Trio / Throw Me The Statue / The Shaky Hands / Grand Hallway
Sasquatch Stage: REM 10:00-12:00 Modest Mouse 8:20-9:30 MIA 7:00-8:00 The New Pornos 5:40-6:40 The National 4:30-5:20 Ozomatli 3:20-4:10 Beirut 2:15-3:05 Dengue Fever 1:05-1:55 Fleet Foxes 12:00-12:45
Wookie Stage: The Breeders 8:30-9:30 Okkervil River 7:00-8:00 Crudo 5:50-6:40 Destroyer 4:40-5:30 Kathleen Edwards 3:30-4:20 The Whigs 2:20-3:10 Dead Confederate 1:10-2:00 Newton Faulkner 12:00-12:50
Yeti Stage: Grand Archives 6:30-7:15 David Bazan 5:25-6:10 Joshua Morrison 4:20-5:05 Vince Mira 3:15-4:00 Throw Me The Statue 2:10-2:55 The Shaky Hands 1:05-1:50 Grand Hallway 12:00-12:45
Monday: The Flaming Lips U.F.O. Show / The Mars Volta / Flight Of The Conchords / Rodrigo Y Gabriela / Built To Spill / The Hives / Matt Costa / Yeasayer / Dyme Def / Ghostland Observatory / Jamie Lidell / Battles / The Cave Singers / The Little Ones / Pela / Thao Nguyen with the Get Down Stay Down / Delta Spirit / Kinski / Kay Kay & His Weathered Underground / Say Hi / Siberian / Whalebones / The Choir Practice / The Moondoggies
Saquatch Stage: The Flaming Lips 10:00-12:00 The Mars Volta 7:20-9:20 Rodrigo y Gabriela 5:50-6:50 Built To Spill 4:30-5:30 The Hives 3:20-4:10 Matt Costa 2:10-3:00 Yeasayer 1:05-1:50 Dyme Def 12:00-12:45 *Flight of the Conchords playing between sets* OR
Sasquatch Stage: The Flaming Lips 10:00-12:00 The Mars Volta 8:00-9:30 Flight of the Conchords 6:40-7:40 Rodrigo y Gabriela 5:20-6:20 Built To Spill 4:00-5:00 The Hives 2:50 – 3:40 Matt Costa 1:40-2:30 Yeasayer 12:45-1:30 Dyme Def 11:45-12:30
Wookie Stage: Ghostland Observatory 8:45-9:45 Jamie Lidell 7:20-8:20 Battles 6:00-7:00 The Cave Singers 4:40-5:40 The Little Ones 3:30-4:20 Pela 2:20-3:10 Thao Nguyen 1:10-2:00 Delta Spirit 12:00-12:50
Yeti Stage: Kinski 6:30-7:15 Kay Kay 5:25-6:10 Say Hi 4:20-5:05 Siberian 3:15-4:00 Whalebones 2:10-2:55 The Choir Practice 1:05-1:50 The Moondoggies 12:00-12:45
AGAIN. THESE ARE NOT REAL.
However, I would like to know peoples thoughts on these possible set times I made up.
I think Breeders as the Wookie stage closer would make sense looking at the 2007 schedule.
And looking at the old schedule...I know they're just projections you made (kudos by the way for putting it together) but I'd guess the times to be similar to last years accept for the Cure getting 2 hours because of it being a rescheduled performance.
Here's what 2007 acts set time durations were not scheduled both days
Post by joshmusic88 on Apr 7, 2008 21:22:21 GMT -5
I would normally agree crveatch... however, there is a major difference this year... 1 less mainstage act. Last year, there were 10 mainstage acts. This year on Saturday there will be 9. On Sunday there will be 8 (including "Christmas On Mars") and on Monday there wll be 9, assuming FoTC will be a mainstage act, and not playing between sets. This makes sense, consdering the bands playing this year. Last year, both Bjorks and Beastie Boys solo shows usually clocked in around an hour and half. This year, we KNOW the Cure are getting 2.5 hours. Also, REM played for 2 hours (possibly loonger) at Langerado this year. Also, the Flaming Lips solo shows usually last around 2-2.5 hours. And those are just the headliners. When I saw Modest Mouse a couple years ago, they played around 2 hours. Also, Mars Volta solo shows usually last around 2.5-3 hours. I also hear a rumour The Mars Volta has said they are now only going to play festivals where they get a garunteed at least hour and half. So that is my logic to set times and why the mainstage acts have longer then usual sets.
there is a major difference this year... 1 less mainstage act. Last year, there were 10 mainstage acts.
2007 Sunday had 9. 2006 Saturday and Sunday had 9. 2005 had 9.
Last year, both Bjorks and Beastie Boys solo shows usually clocked in around an hour and half. This year, we KNOW the Cure are getting 2.5 hours. Also, REM played for 2 hours (possibly loonger) at Langerado this year. Also, the Flaming Lips solo shows usually last around 2-2.5 hours. And those are just the headliners. When I saw Modest Mouse a couple years ago, they played around 2 hours. Also, Mars Volta solo shows usually last around 2.5-3 hours. I also hear a rumour The Mars Volta has said they are now only going to play festivals where they get a garunteed at least hour and half.
Nine Inch Nails and Beck got 1.5 hours too and they usually play longer. Festival shows are usually shorter sets than solo shows.
I don't doubt the last acts could be receiving longer sets this year but if anything that will make the opening main acts play the same as previous years or shorter not longer as you have them doing. Keep in mind they could always go past midnight.
Last Edit: Apr 7, 2008 22:51:28 GMT -5 by crveatch
Post by know ID yuh on Apr 8, 2008 20:36:31 GMT -5
Rage, I agree, from what I recall of last year, the billing virtually dictated the schedule. It makes more sense for the Breeders to play a longer set closing out one stage than opening the main stage with a shorter set. Some of the bigger festivals tend to put bigger draws against each other to disperse the crowd a bit. I wouldn't be surprised if your schedule is very accurate. And they did change the order of billing recently, correct?
I guess my argument is that The Breeders are billed 3rd on the Coachella lineup so why would they agree to close a side stage at a smaller festival when they are leading in sub headliners at arguably the biggest fest in the US