The lineup for the 2011 Sasquatch! Music Festival has been announced, and, in keeping with both its locale (the hilly expanses of Washington) and its mascot (a benevolently hirsute man-ape), the fest will feature some of the Pacific-Northwestiest, beard-iest bands in the land.
Foo Fighters, Death Cab for Cutie, Modest Mouse and Wilco top the bill for the 10th annual ’Quatch, scheduled for Memorial Day weekend, May 27-30, at the Gorge Amphitheatre in George, Washington. Also on the bill: Bright Eyes, the Flaming Lips (performing their ’99 stunner The Soft Bulletin), the Decemberists, Iron & Wine, Rodrigo y Gabriela and Robyn.
All in all, organizers announced more than 80 bands for the 2011 Sasquatch fest, a list that includes the recently reactivated Death From Above 1979, Cold War Kids, the recently de-activated Wolf Parade, Chromeo, Sleigh Bells, the Thermals, Flogging Molly, Best Coast, Surfer Blood, Fitz & the Tantrums, Smith Westerns, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings and Major Lazer. Additional acts will be announced in the coming weeks.
In previous years, Sasquatch’s stages have been graced by the likes of My Morning Jacket, Arcade Fire, Björk, the Beastie Boys and Kanye West, along with (then) up-and-coming indie acts like the xx, Joanna Newsom and Menomena.
And as you may or may not have noticed, in celebration of its 10th anniversary, Sasquatch has added a fourth day to the proceedings. Discounted four-day passes (which include camping) are already on sale through the fest’s official site. Single-day passes are set to go on sale at a later date.