I think chances of adding the extra day are pretty slim - mainly because the only options would be Thursday or Monday, and an extra half-day would be weird on either of those. I think the raised costs were to cover their asses in the case that both weekends wouldn't sell out, so I don't think it is too farfetched for them to give us more music than scheduled to make up for the July cancellation. They are already banking heavily on the raised May costs in comparison to last year (though I'm not taking into account whatever they're losing in the cancellation). I think the "livenation" reason for not adding a day is legit because livenation sucks, but I am not ruling out the hope they we get more than what is already bargained for in May. Just like I didn't completely rule out the idea that July might get cancelled, I'm not going to completely rule out the idea that we will be blessed with moar music. Maybe starting each day a set earlier? That would allow for about 12 more acts in addition to the regular slots that need to be filled. It seems like a good balance, and a small way to keep Sasquatch fans loyal - I think even livenation is smart enough to know they can't leave Sasquatch consumers this unhappy. Even loyal board members are saying they never want to go back.
They probably did budget a bit extra but that money is going to have to cover their losses for cancelling the July Festival. That shit didn't come cheap.
Everything Sasquatch has put out for this year will have to be changed (website, Facebook graphics, twitter, lineup video, etc), which leaves room for some announcements of artists that might have been playing in July that will be moved to May.
Im fairly interested to see how this all plays out. Personally hoping for an added day, but not getting my hopes up.
Sorry to everyone who was planning on attending Julysquatch. I offer my sincere condolences. Maysquatch will still be epic as fuck though!
An added day makes essentially zero sense from their perspective. What are they gonna do, send everyone a bill for 75 extra bucks? They're certainly not going to double down on their losses by giving it away for free.
There are about 10 slots on the bill that hadn't been filled yet. I imagine they'll work on filling those spots in with bands from Julysquatch. Beyond that, I imagine STG will put on Seattle shows for a number of the artists who are still planning on touring through the area in July.
You guys are a bunch of whiny bitches if this is going to affect you going to Sasquatch this year or any other year.
It does because it shows that they were being disingenuous and misleading about the product that they were selling.
Remember when it was pointed out that the Bloody Beet Roots (sp? I'm not sober) were "double booked". How long did fuck nation intentionally allow people to schedule non refundable flights, vacation time, and other efforts only to have them fucking cancel half of an entire festival because "the Sasquatch community spoke."
How long did they know they were not going to put on July Squatch? That should reveal one of the many reasons some of us are reconsidering what sasquatch means to us.
This is a fair point. There is obviously a fair amount of legal stuff they need to take care of before the announcement but the fact that BBs had a replacement show booked weeks ago is pretty annoying. I imagine it didn't effect that many people (only those who booked flights/hotels in the last 2 weeks) but it's lame that they held off the announcement so they could do it on a Friday afternoon when no one would notice.
I promise you that every single Sasquatch contract has cancellation terms written into it. I'm sure the bigger acts get nice cancellation fees but they're going to be significantly smaller than their performance fee.
Sorry Goldbeard but whatever Cbats says as far as the business side of the music scene goes for me. He's pretty much always been spot on. Fucking lawyers.
I don't mean to be too flippant about this. It's extremely extremely unlikely that they cancel it. I just mean that they probably have like a million dollar out which might be preferable to losing 4 million on the weekend. These rumors are almost certainly bullshit but there IS a way to do it.