Judging by that If I said my wristband was at will call will the let me into the campground without it?
A friend in my group last year lost his ticket pre-fest and had to pick a new one up at will call. We had absolutely no problems getting in to the campgrounds without it, so unless this year's much different you should be fine
Has anyone considered seeing how that chart of artists lines up with set times of last year? Just to get a vague idea of potential times.
I'd be perfectly willing to do this, but a bit of searching for last year's schedule only led me to incomplete mock-ups and articles linking to the official site, which obviously has now been updated. I'm sure it's somewhere obvious I just haven't looked yet, and if someone can point me to it I'd be happy to do the rest.
Post by referencetoathing on Feb 25, 2013 0:18:06 GMT -8
You can bet your ass I'll be as close as possible for Sigur Ros, but yeah, missing any part of Tame Impala will be a bummer. Lonerism is a fantastic album, kind of weird to see them getting shit on a bit here. Comparing them to Wolfmother (a terrible band) bums me out.
Post by referencetoathing on Feb 5, 2013 20:44:16 GMT -8
Agreed on Macklemore. On a similar note, Built To Spill has Friday (and only Friday) listed. I'll report cases like them and Macklemore where only one day is listed, but pretty much any time that day is Friday everybody should be wary. It was mentioned in the other thread that some bands will report playing on Friday simply because it's the first day listed. Might be worth putting them on the list, but should be taken with a grain of salt.
Post by referencetoathing on Feb 5, 2013 20:31:12 GMT -8
Some mild detective work (aka just going to different bands' websites and scoping out tour dates) has revealed the following so far:
Edward Sharpe - Sunday
The Lumineers - Monday The Postal Service - Monday
...and Macklemore's tour page says Friday w/Mumford & Sons, which either means he's sub-headlining for them or, much more likely, doesn't mean anything, and the "w/Mumford & Sons" part is just a product of their top billing.
My night is pretty free, (hopefully) more to come.
Post by referencetoathing on Feb 5, 2013 16:29:56 GMT -8
Grimes would be a great pick, but won't she likely end up in the tent? I'm having trouble picturing this in there. I support the Twin Shadow suggestion, and I would throw Tame Impala out there as an option too
Post by referencetoathing on Feb 5, 2013 15:00:13 GMT -8
I am so in, great idea. It'd be nice to get this going during a packed main stage set at night. Off the top of my head, my early vote would go to Vampire Weekend. They just feel like a beach ball band, y'know?
EDIT: Missed the "during the day" part. If that part's important, then waiting until the schedule is out is probably the only way to plan it
Why is Devendra Banhart not on anyone's list! Has anyone seen him live; the guy could easily headline.
I saw Devendra Banhart several years back (06 I think?) with no prior knowledge of his music and thought him and his band put on a great show, but then I couldn't get into his actual albums at all - they seemed really weak, and I started to question just how much of a role drugs had played in my enjoyment of his set. Then I dated a girl who loved him, and one night, on our anniversary, I was driving us toward the ferry on Whidbey Island with "Seahorse" playing and a fucking deer popped up out of nowhere and SPRINTED HEAD ON TOWARD MY CAR. Collision followed, the deer died instantly, my car got totaled, and it remains the worst accident I've ever been in.
I don't get why people seem to be putting Imagine Dragons on the mainstage playing right before the sub-headliner. I can't see them getting a much better placement than a mid-afternoon Bigfoot set.
I based my placement of them on how far up they are on the official list. I would agree with you if it weren't for that. There's a small trend this year where bands that very recently blew up and only have one album get massively heightened billing - Imagine Dragons, Lumineers, and Macklemore to name a few. I kind of get it actually - by putting those bands near the top and giving Mumford & Sons the #1 slot they're going to pull in a lot more "casual" music fans who might normally be intimidated by the idea of a 4-day music festival. I know a couple people who will go to this as their first Sasquatch based on the four aforementioned names alone. Last year festivals binged on EDM/dubstep, and now that trend is fading and they've decided that this route is what will bring in the masses.
In other words, I hear they traded in their banjos and bought turntables, and then they traded in their turntables and bought banjos.
Post by referencetoathing on Feb 5, 2013 12:38:11 GMT -8
Glad you guys are talking about billing here, I'm very, very curious about how this will break down day by day. I'll second HG when it comes to Primus - given where they are placed on the lineup, I can't imagine they would play any other slot than late night.
I've been thinking about roughly what the end of day main stage lineup will look like based off the order of the actual list (as opposed to the poster) on the official site, and whatever limited personal experience I have had with obsessing about this in years past. This is Sasquatch #8 for me, and I've noticed some patterns over the years. So, down the rabbit hole of conjecture we go...
My one big prediction: we have five headliners, but two of them will co-headline a day and get about ~75 minutes. Co-headliners happened in 09 with NIN/JA, 10 with Pavement/Massive Attack, and 11 with Modest Mouse/Flaming Lips, so there is plenty of precedence. In this case, Macklemore and Postal Service would be the most logical choices to share a day. In fact, Postal Service being almost but not quite headliner material would make Macklemore's billing a lot more understandable - an up and coming NW act paired up with a throwback NW reunion that previously headlined the festival back when it was much smaller in scale. There is a nice balance there that would make for a very solid opening night. I feel strongly that this will happen, if only for the fact that in this group I think Vampire Weekend pretty much has to headline. The new album coming out three weeks before solidifies that in my mind. After the five on top, the next three listed - The XX, The Lumineers, and the Arctic Monkeys - would make perfect sense as subheads for the solo headliners. Well, The Lumineers are still listed far too high, but as an opener for Mumford their billing would at least be logical. With all that in mind...
Friday Azealia Banks >> Macklemore & Ryan Lewis>> The Postal Service Bigfoot Headliner (EITS 2012 slot): Cake
Saturday Imagine Dragons >> The Lumineers >> Mumford & Sons Late Night: Primus 3D
Sunday Bloc Party >> The XX >> Sigur Ros Late Night: Empire of the Sun
Monday Edward Sharpe >> Arctic Monkeys >> Vampire Weekend Bigfoot Headliner: Andrew Bird
...The days themselves are pretty much interchangeable, though I think Mumford will do Saturday, and I'd be a bit surprised to see Sigur Ros taking Friday. Just now remembering Primavera scheduling realities - switch Friday and Monday if Friday doesn't work for Postal Service and the effect is the same.
Post by referencetoathing on Feb 4, 2013 23:44:32 GMT -8
Hope I'm not jumping the gun or stepping on anybody's toes posting this, but I'm very excited about the lineup and would love to share lists with you guys. I'm sure this will change a bit over time as the lineup sinks in, but for now:
1. SIGUR ROS 2. Menomena 3. Postal Service 4. Primus 5. Grimes 6. Vampire Weekend 7. Holy Ghost! 8. Cake 9. Arctic Monkeys 10. Solange
Girl Talk and DFA1979 are nowhere in the league of the Knife.
Well, now I'm just genuinely curious to see where they're billed if they make it in. I had been thinking subhead seemed realistic based off their placement on the Primavera poster, but I guess that doesn't mean shit really. Billing in general has become really confusing to me. I'm optimistic that we'll get a great lineup though. As long as Ben Harper doesn't happen again, I'm good.
What is with people thinking that the Knife will sub-head? That is fucking absurd.
Is it, though? If Girl Talk can subhead for Pretty Lights, if DFA1979 can do the same for Foo Fighters, can't the Knife take that slot supporting (hypothetical example) DeadMau5? I'll admit, I could easily just be overestimating their popularity. Ultimately, I don't really care when/what stage they show up on, I'd just be happy to see them there at all.