I agree that Adam Snacks probably doesn't get his feelings hurt by some of the comments on this board, but he would be foolish to not visit it. Between forums, blogs, and twitter, a concert promoter has never had such an amazing chance to get the pulse of the general public. I'm sure he is aware that the general consensus is that this is a very deep lineup with many artists putting out hyped albums this year, but that the headliners have to be taken on trust because they aren't the typical "names" at the top of the poster. As others have mentioned, I would be curious to know if the ticket sales are on par with past years at this point.
I've peppered this board with some ideas of possible (realistic) adds, but I should probably put them all together here. I think Ratatat would make a lot of sense because of their production work/affiliation with Kid Cudi. The Antlers start a US tour with the National on June 1st so they could make the quick trip stateside from Primavera with all the other bands. And lastly, what about Hot Chip? Have they played in Seattle lately? They have a hyped up new release.
I know it is foolish to anticipate any big names, but the fact is the ticket prices rose this year and there just aren't the sort of big name headliners you expect coming a year after they brought in names like KoL, Jane's Addiction and NIN. Bands like MMJ and Ween are phenomenal live, but they aren't household names (or ichunes famous, as we now say). Last year they added Crystal Castles and Mos Def, but I think this year we could see even more adds.
So Hot Chip, Ratatat, and the Antlers...those are my predictions.
hmm, good point about Yeasayer. I'll continue to cross my fingers that Phoenix or a band of that ilk slips in there. Maybe an appearance by the Farrar/Gibbard combo since Ms. Gibbard is already hanging around.
Monday needs another name pretty badly. Last year they were able to add, what, Mos Def? While I'd love to see them add Phoenix to play Monday night, maybe a more realistic name would be Yeasayer.
And I'd love to see them add Ratatat to the Sunday lineup so they can play with Kid Cudi.
I am used to festivals like Primavera and Pitchfork, where the announcements are made in clusters. Does Sasquatch ever announce any acts of consequence after the initial announcement? I just can't see Monday's lineup staying this way...
I am quite alright with MMJ and Massive Attack, but the idea of Ween headlining a night at a major festival just baffles me. I love Ween's music, but they are, in my mind, a novelty band. There are at least 30 acts in this lineup I am excited to see, but I can't see how they are going to have much success selling tickets when they have about as much "star power" as the much cheaper Pitchfork festival, which caters to the same indie crowd.
It is such a deep lineup, and the dance tent will be awesome. I know it is silly to think they might add any more big (or even semi-big names) but I was really hoping for one of Phoenix, Yeasayer, or Regina Spektor to be there (mostly because those are some of my wife’s favorite groups). With Phoenix and Spektor playing Bonnaroo and Yeasayer putting out one of the year’s most hyped early albums, I thought there was a pretty good chance. Alas, it wasn’t meant to be.
Of the more realistic names that could be added, I’d throw Ratatat into the mix because of their work with Kid Cudi. I am also hoping Morning Teleportation bring their labelmates Mimicking Birds along, and as long as I’m thinking wishfully, how about Ramona Falls? They are relatively local, right?
it is a hard lineup to judge at a quick glance. If Massive Attack, MMJ and Ween are really the headliners, you could make the argument that the group is incredibly week. however, it is a very deep lineup with lots of buzz bands. A little underwhelming at first glance, though.