Jack White, Beck and Bon Iver top the lineup for the 2012 Sasquatch! Music Festival, once again set for Memorial Day weekend (May 25 to 28) at the Gorge Amphitheatre in Washington state.
Joining them on the bill is a virtual who’s who of top indie talent, including the Shins, Beirut, Girl Talk, Feist, St. Vincent, Silversun Pickups, Metric, Mogwai, Explosions in the Sky, Spiritualized, Tune-Yards, Kurt Vile (and many, many more). The Roots, Childish Gambino, Shabazz Palaces and AraabMuzik chip in for hip-hop, and Nick Kroll, Todd Barry and Rob Delaney will provide the comedy.
For the full Sasquatch! lineup, check out the official site. Four-day passes — which include camping and parking — go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m. PT through the same site.
The ’Quatch headlining slot is Jack White’s first confirmed gig since announcing earlier this week he was going solo with the premiere of a brand-new song, “Love Interruption,” and an upcoming album, Blunderbuss. Not to be outdone, White’s fellow headliner Beck will be making his first high-profile appearance in nearly three years at the fest. (Beck made his return to the stage with a handful of intimate gigs — including Neil Young’s annual Bridge School benefit shows — toward the end of last year).
As for Bon Iver, well, by the time he takes the Sasquatch! stage, he may do so with an armload of Grammy Awards . So, you know, it’s all rather compelling, to say the very least.
In 2011, Sasquatch! celebrated its 10th anniversary with a bill that featured heavies the Foo Fighters, Wilco, Death Cab for Cutie and Modest Mouse, along with the Flaming Lips, Bright Eyes, the Decemberists and more.
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