Am I allowed to exagerate a little? You guys are right this small regional festival in Montreal isn't as good as the world renowned Coachella. Case closed.
I count 8 subheadliners that can't really be argued (either sub or headlined Coachella or Sasquatch this year or last).
Pretty Lights Silversun Pickups Explosions in the Sky New Order Hot Chip Vampire Weekend Lumineers Beach House
Pretty Lights is a bit of an oddball. He headlined Sasquatch last year but is 11th on the Squamish lineup this year, but 6th on Bonaroo. No one seems to know where to put him, so I'll just not argue that one.
Silversun and EITS both played Sasquatch last year, neither subbed.
New Order: that's 1.
Hot Chip: Maybe... I'll give it to ya, that's 2.
Vampire Weekend: coming along well... that's 3.
Lumineers: might be subbing Sasquatch, still not clear, but wouldn't sub Coachella. That's 3.5.
Beach House: Not likely.
Counting Pretty Lights, you have 4.5 subbers for Sasquatch/Coachella.
We could argue X lineup vs Y lineup forever, but the fact remains that of Coachella's 4 headliners, and Sasquatch's 4 headliners, Osheaga got 4 of those 8 bands, PLUS THE CURE.
Not to mention the ridiculous strength of their subheadliners...
Their undercard is still prety empty, but it says 20 more bands will be announced.
I get it you're a troll, but I'm bored at work.
They have Phoenix, Mumford, and Mackelmore. That's three, not four.
If Sasquatch was anywhere other than Washington, Mackelmore wouldn't be headlining. Case in point, Squamish Festival (a mere 4 hour drive from Seattle) is less than 1/4 the size of Sasquatch (1/2 the days, less than 1/2 the attendance) and he is subbing that festival.
Phoenix was a backup headliner for Coachella and isn't anywhere near what their previous headliners were.
The lineup is still good, but it isn't the end all be all of music festivals.
I saw a video from the last time they played Sasquatch and man did it look lame. They had better have something cool happening because Ben awkwardly jumping around with a mic while the other dude makes bleep bloop noises does not warrent a headlining slot in my books.
I have faith they will make it a lot more interesting though.
Yeah, Sasquatch does give local acts a way higher billing, that's why I said "almost expect". They are behind the XX and basically the same spot as the YYYs on the Coachella lineup, but with Ben being from Washington they would give it to him.
I was hoping they were getting away from weak Monday considering last year's Monday had arguably the best headliner/sub combo of the weekend.
This is all dumb anyway, they YYYs aren't going to be added.
If the YYYs were added to Monday I would almost expect them to headline over the Postal Service. As much as I love 'Give Up' (not as much now, but it meant a lot to me as a 16 year old) touring a 10 year old album with no new material shouldn't make you a headliner unless that album was Revolver or something.
I have a stupid amount of vacation left over from last year because I saved up lots of overtime to take 3 weeks off in December, but instead worked a shit ton of overtime then, so I could easily do both if my boss will let me have Coachella time.