The powers-that-be have unveiled this year’s lineup for the Sasquatch! Music Festival
, which will be held over Memorial Day Weekend on Saturday, May 26th and Sunday, May 27th. As always, the Festival will be presented by the House of Blues
and held at the Gorge Amphitheatre in George, Washington.
Last year, a hailstorm interrupted Neko Case’s set and almost shut down the entire festival. "We're pissed about Neko getting hailed out," wrote Seattlest.com
. "Don't even talk to us right now. We need time."
While we can’t promise a weekend of sunny weather for 2007’s event, we can
promise it’ll be worth it, even if a tornado touches down during the Arcade Fire’s set. The lineup:Saturday, May 26th:
Björk, Arcade Fire, Manu Chao Radio Bemba Sound System, M.I.A., Citizen Cope, Neko Case, The Hold Steady, Grizzly Bear, Ghostland Observatory, Electrelane, Two Gallants, The Slip, Loney, Dear, Aqueduct, The Thermals, Viva Voce, The Blow, Gabriel Teodros.Sunday May 27th:
Beastie Boys, Interpol, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Spoon, Bad Brains, Ozomatli, Dandy Warhols, The Black Angels, Mirah, Tokyo Police Club, Money Mark, St. Vincent, Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter, Smoosh, Common Market, Helio Sequence, Minus The Bear.*****
Those are some pretty big names, and we'd definitely travel to the northwest corner of the country if we had the means. To all your music-crazed jetsetters - we're jealous of your mobility, but more power to you. And to everybody else - check out MSN's footage
of 2006's Sasquatch Festival to realize what you're going to be sadly missing. PopMatters.com
has all the ticket information: Tickets for the 2007 Sasquatch! Music Festival are $55 (plus $1 charity) per day for the onsale weekend, then $65 thereafter and go on sale Saturday March 3 at 10am at all Ticketmaster outlets, online at ticketmaster.com, livenation.com, or charge by phone at (206) 628-0888, in Eastern Washington (509) 735-0500, or in Oregon at (503) 224-4400.