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Sasquatch Lineup Announced, Includes Local Talent

107.7 The End
The lineup for Sasquatch has just been announced, and on it are a few extremely local and incredibly cool bands and artists. Seattle is again proving itself as a powerful music capital, landing artists on the lineup next to big acts such as Jack White and Tenacious D. Notably, the list includes names such as The Head and The Heart, Shabazz Palaces, Allen Stone, Pickwick, Hey Marseilles, Fresh Espresso, The Physics, Sol, Grynch, and Fly Moon Royalty. It should make for a great festival again this year. Here’s the awesome lineup announcement video for your viewing pleasure:



826 SEATTLE PRESENTS FREE SASQUATCH THEMED WRITING WORKSHOPS FOR LOCAL YOUTH
March 3, 2011, 1:20 pm
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826 Seattle
826 Seattle is a nonprofit writing and tutoring center dedicated to helping youth, ages 6 to 18, improve their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Their services are structured around the belief that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. In the next two-week Sasquatch themed workshop for kids 7 to 12, writings will incorporate band names from the long roster of the past ten years of the festival. Don’t tell me you’ve never heard the story of the Sasquatch who lived in the Aqueduct with the Fleet Foxes and a Modest Mouse, staying warm during The Long Winters? (Yes, they built an Arcade Fire, but only during Decemberists.) Sound weird but oddly fun? That’s a Sasquatch for you! Story writing will include revision time so that these stories may be considered for publication in the Sasquatch! Music Festival yearbook. Click the link above to check out 826 and all their Sasquatch themed writing workshops and definitely pass the info on to any whippersnappers who could benefit from the writing class under the guise of fun.

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TWO SEATTLE MUSIC FESTIVALS MAKE FLAVORWIRE’S TOP TEN LIST OF BEST SMALL FESTS
May 19, 2010, 12:01 pm
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Flavorwire
Flavorwire listed the Top 10 small music festivals in the country, and two local fests made the grade. They say “This year’s buzz bands may be calling Pitchfork Festival their summer home, but it’s Sasquatch! that houses the reigning kings and queens of the indie music world.” Also on the list is Redmond’s No Depression festival, the newly minted Americana music festival at Marymoor park. They say, “No Depression may no longer exist in print, but its online incarnation still knows how to put together a heck of a one-day festival. This year, the ticket remains affordable and the lineup is worth triple its price.” To read the full article follow the link.

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READ INTERVIEW WITH ADAM ZACKS, FOUNDER OF SASQUATCH! MUSIC FESTIVAL
April 5, 2010, 12:29 pm
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Consequence of Sound
Adam Zacks, founder of Sasquatch! Music Festival and current Senior Director of Programming at the Seattle Theater Group, is interviewed on Consequence of Sound. They cover everything from the founding of the festival, inclement weather, local music, and feeling the love. On not selling out, “My gut instinct was that for a festival to have longevity it would have to reflect the culture of the region and earn credibility by being really attentive to the fans and responsible in our business practices.” To read the full article, follow the above link.



IT’S OFFICIAL: PAVEMENT’S PLAYING SASQUATCH! 2010
November 9, 2009, 11:41 am
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Seattle Weekly
Seattle Pavement fans rejoice! You don’t have to fly to New York to see the recently reunited indie favorites. The band has just been announced as headliners for the 2010 Sasquatch! Festival.

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WHO SAYS SEATTLE AUDIENCES DON’T DANCE?
June 10, 2009, 2:21 pm
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Seattle is influencing the world in more than just our film and music. We’re also showing that we really can dance to great music here as well! Check out this clip of a fan at Sasquatch 2009 start an impromptu dance party! This clip has begun to make rounds on the internet.



SASQUATCH! COMES TO THE GORGE
May 22, 2009, 11:00 am
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Seattle Times
The 2009 Sasquatch! Music Festival is the best music festival in America for three very important reasons: Location, location, and location. The Gorge is America’s most scenic major outdoor venue. Kicking back at the crest of its massive, sloping lawn just to watch the world — cloud convoys hauling across luminous blue skies; the gaping, twisting chasm that is the Columbia River Gorge; hours-long watercolor sunsets — would be worth a few bucks. Complimenting the main stage’s epic scale are a concert-hall-sized second stage and an intimate shedlike stage, both set on lush, grassy lawns. Thanks to clever layout, all three run concurrently, the hillside deflecting any sound bleed. Larger festivals demand a death march between distantly spaced stages, but Sasquatch! is compact and manageable. Even with a sold-out crowd of 22,000, it’s hard to figure out where all the people are (unless you’re in line for the Honey Bucket).