ricechex. yes, they aren't big bands. most people probably havent heard of any of them. It only makes sense to bring in big bands to a festival to make money. why would you only want small bands that only 50 people have heard of? that doesnt make money, big bands do.
Hey Chad - the lineup isn't out yet. But when it is, it'll be about 90% "small" bands. Like it always is. I believe it's working just fine for Sasquatch.
my friend just showed me all the bands that are going to be at Sasquatch this year and I dont know any of them. why do they get a bunch of bands that nobody knows about? big bands are what bring people in.
So if you haven't heard of a band, nobody has heard of them.
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2. National Great setlist, and you just can't take your eyes off Matt Berringer.
3. LCD Soundsystem So happy they played All My Friends, Yeah, and Daft Punk is Playing at My House.
4. Broken Social Scene Truly shocked by how great they were. What a mix of new and old stuff.
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