I wonder if we'll get any revealing tour dates tomorrow. Last year on Launch Party Day we got confirmation of Vampire Weekend, and Postal Service announced dates as well that made them a strong possibility, if I recall correctly. I'll take any news that might ease the pain of sitting through eight hours of lecture and two tests tomorrow.
the xx announced a tour around Sasquatch on the morning of last year's lineup release party. They're the biggest act we figured out early in the day.
Tied for first last year and got one half of a three legged goat. Hoping for the whole fistpoop to myself this year!
May OutKast (headliner) The National (headliner) Spoon Foster the People Cold War Kids Mogwai Foals City and Color Broken Bells Neko Case The Dodos Phantogram HAIM Wye Oak A-Trak St. Lucia Cloud Control Half Moon Run Chance the Rapper Mimicking Birds
July Queens of the Stone Age (headliner) Fleet Foxes (headliner) TV On the Radio Local Natives The New Pornographers The Head and the Heart Jenny Lewis Mac DeMarco
I know we've talked about Boston Calling being on the same weekend as the May Sasquatch before and how even though it's the same three days, planes exist, so there could be some crossover. They released they day by day schedule today, and I would definitely not expect any Saturday acts to be there: bostoncalling.com/lineup. Not to say they won't show up in July, but I'm mostly bummed about Jenny Lewis and Warpaint. (I fully expect The Head and the Heart to be at the July Sasquatch.)
Definitely top heavy. The top line acts are all huge draws, but what is there after that? Arctic Monkeys, Danny Brown, The Roots, Kevin Drew. Does anybody know off the top of their head what the crossover was between Squamish and Sasquatch last year?
Daft Punk- Random Access Memories OutKast- Aquemini HAIM- Days Are Gone The National- Trouble Will Find Me Mogwai- Rave Tapes of Montreal- lousy with sylvianbriar Portugal. The Man- Evil Friends Neko Case- The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You
Of course this lineup begs the question, if The National can headline Primavera Sound, are they a Sasquatch headliner? Of course Arcade Fire and Nine Inch Nails are Sasquatch headliner caliber, and I think Pixies and Queens of the Stone Age are too.
Of course The National are headliners. Did anyone think they aren't?
Reasoning: Sigur Rós played Edgefield in 2012 and headlined Sasquatch 2013. Bon Iver played Edgefield in 2011 and headlined Sasquatch 2012. The National play Edgefield in September. Their 2010 set is one of the most well-received sets in Sasquatch history.
But it seems several people on here think The National would subheadline Sasquatch. Of course, before the lineup announcement last year, many people thought Macklemore was only a subheadliner, but by Memorial Day weekend, he was an obvious headliner - especially for the PNW.