Pearl Jam Seems to have ended their Ticketmaster/Livenation feud and is touring a bunch this year, makes sense to me. Arcade Fire I know I know chances are slim since they're going to be there in August as well but you never know. Avett Bros. Gogol Bordello Die Antwoord Grimes MGMT Broken Bells The National Chance I think I read a rumour someone started saying Kanye or Drake? Please please say it ain't so. I don't think there would be enough booze and tranquilizers to get me through either of those shows.
I just picked up Portishead Live in NYC on vinyl, at London Drugs of all places, and after listening to it I began thinking how amazing it would be if they played Sasquatch. I think it's a left field request, but it'd be a great surprise, like when Massive Attack were booked out of nowhere.
Not really that left-field, they're one of the most predicted bands on here. It'd be nice if this was actually the year it happens!
The only way I see myself making it to eithersquatch this year is if I win some free tickets. That's way too much money compared to what you get for other festivals.
Aside from the venue, what really sets Sasquatch apart from any other festival that would justify the extra cost. There aren't any huge headliners, and other festivals work hard to have special stage productions, art installations, etc.
I'm a little confused why the second weekend has a lower price with additional fees while the first weekend is more money with a flat fee. Logic says that there is an error with the price range, but it's hard to tell with how fucked up Live Nation is sometimes.
Even though it sucks that Sasquatch is getting more expensive, one of the main benefits for me is that I don't have to travel far to it. It's still way cheaper for me to attend Sasquatch because of that.
So should we expect bigger headliners this year since the price of 3-day tickets are just about the same as the 4 day passes were last year?
There's no way to know for sure yet, but I don't think that is necessarily the right assumption. With festival organization, there are variable (by day) and fixed (for the whole weekend) costs that Sasquatch has to pay. It's not just an increase from 4 to 6 days of variable costs with 1 weekend worth of fixed costs, but now 2 weekends worth of fixed costs that Sasquatch has to compensate for.
Eh, I'd be more inclined to believe this if we didn't have years of pricing for a 3 day Sasquatch to go off of. The tickets this year are 20-30 dollars more PER DAY than they were back when the festival was 3 days long.
How long until they get sold out is my question. I have to be at work at 9:30 and I might be 10 minutes late to my final week of work. OOOPS
Do pre-sale tickets ever really sell out for Sasquatch? I thought they just kind of stop selling them the week before the announcements. I think you'll be fine if you wait until the afternoon or until January to buy them.