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February 5, 2014 at 11:42 AM

Sasquatch! 2014 is all grown-up, with ‘turned up’ local talent

(Ellen M. Banner/The Seattle Times)

(Ellen M. Banner/The Seattle Times)

By Joseph Sutton-Holcomb

In retrospect, last year’s Sasquatch was a seminal event.

The enthusiasm generated for the festival in 2013 — tickets sold out in 90 minutes — allowed the festival to sprawl over two weekends this time around.  That Coachella-esque expansion has accelerated some of the trends that have slowly changed the face of this beast over the last several years.

With the induction of the two-weekend schedule, one thing is clear: Sasquatch has lumbered out of the misty forests of neofolk and obscure indie rock, and into the sunny, solo-cup strewn field of EDM and party pop.

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| Topics: Foster the People, M.I.A., Major Lazer

February 3, 2014 at 10:51 PM

Sasquatch! 2014 lineup announced: Outkast headlines

The suspicions have proven true. Outkast  — the Atlanta hip-hop duo that’s reuniting after a decade at Coachella this April — is also going to play the first installment of this year’s two-part Sasquatch! Music Festival at the Gorge Amphitheatre in May.

Soundgarden headlines phase two of the festival in July. Below is the full lineup for Memorial Day and Fourth of July weekends, announced at a launch party at Seattle’s Neptune Theatre Monday night.

(Damian Dovarganes/ Associated Press)

(Damian Dovarganes/ Associated Press)

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