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February 5, 2013 at 2:47 PM

Counting down to Sasquatch 2013

Sasquatch 2013 is going to be epic.

As if being treated Monday night to a free set from Built to Spill and a surprise performance by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis wasn’t enough, the crowd at the Sasquatch launch party whooped and squealed like teenagers as the festival’s full lineup was announced on a jumbo screen. (I know this because I was in the audience. )

Here’s the trailer that played at The Neptune:

I bought my early-bird ticket to Sasquatch the day after last Thanksgiving. I’ve never been to a music festival that required camping. Nor have I heard a band play at the fabled Gorge Amphiteater in Quincy, Wash. To say I’m “excited” about the whole thing is an understatement. My friends and I are ready to devise a plan of action. Got any advice to share? Feel free to post in the comments.

Bravo to Sasquatch organizers for assembling a stellar group of artists. I mean, they’re getting The Postal Service back together! It’s also great to see other Seattle acts in the line-up, including Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Reignwolf. (Here’s two more northwest favorites: Youth Lagoon of Boise and Menomena of Portland)

I’ve been lucky enough to experience the South by Southwest and Austin City Limits festivals. These large-scale showcases are high-energy and overwhelming. Curating a list of “must-see”  bands is essential. That’s my homework from now till Memorial Day weekend.

Music heaven awaits.

Here’s the official festival poster:

(Source: Sasquatch)

Comments | Topics: festival, gorge, macklemore

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