Sasquatch! 2014

Thanks to bands like OutKast, standalone festivals are beginning to resemble touring festivals: If you live in New York, there’s little need to go to Coachella, when Governors Ball is so convenient. The great Pacific Northwest festival Sasquatch! offers a couple of enticements beyond its (outstanding) lineup, though: It’s held in one of the most beautiful places on Earth — in the relative wilderness of George, Wa., hours from Seattle — and for the first time, this year it’s being staged over two weekends (Memorial Day and July 4th weekends), with utterly distinct and great lineups for both events. Sasquatch!’s 2014 lineups have just been announced, and I think they rival if not surpass any I’ve seen, including Primavera. The Memorial Day lineup is headlined by (who else?) OutKast, but it’s stacked from top to bottom with the likes of the National, Queens Of The Stone Age, Haim, Cut Copy, Chance The Rapper, Panda Bear, Parquet Courts, Deafheaven, and literally dozens more legitimately exciting artists. The 4th Of July lineup is headlined by local talent Soundgarden, supported by New Order, Kraftwerk, Frank Ocean, Röyksopp + Robyn, Neutral Milk Hotel, Spoon, Tegan And Sara, Rhye, the Notwist, Kurt Vile & the Violators, Action Bronson, Sharon Van Etten, Fuck Buttons, etc. These are two stunning assemblies of talent, and I can’t imagine one’s festival dollar being put to better use. Check out the full lineups below, passes go on sale this Saturday, for ticket info go here.

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND LINEUP (May 23-25)

Outkast
The National
Queens of the Stone Age
M.I.A.
Foster the People
Kid Cudi
Haim
Neko Case
Foals
Major Lazer
Cut Copy
Die Antwoord
Elbow
Violent Femmes
The Naked And Famous
Cage The Elephant
Mogwai
Tyler, the Creator
Chance The Rapper
Portugal. The Man
Rudimental
Boys Noize
Gesaffelstein
Cold War Kids
City and Colour
Phantogram
First Aid Kit
Tune-Yards
Yelle
AlunaGeorge
Panda Bear
Phosphorescent
Bob Mould
Washed Out
Band of Skulls
Austra
Parquet Courts
Damien Jurado
Deafheaven
Big Freedia
Classixx
Black Joe Lewis
Liars
Tourist
Ryan Hemsworth
Tokimonsta
Chet Faker
Banks
The Dodos
The Lonely Forest
Lucius
Hozier
The Stepkids
Half Moon Run
Little Green Cars
Crystal Fighters
Houndmouth
Cloud Control
Jonathan Wilson
Waxahatchee
Foy Vance
Mary Lambert
Willy Mason
Papa
Shakey Graves
The Growlers
Syd Arthur
Cowboy and Indian
White Sea
Rathborne
Pink Mountaintops
The Physics
Radiation City
La Luz
The Bright Light Social Hour
Big Scary
Modern Kin
Tacocat
Raz Simone
Sam Lachow
Gifted Gab
Hobosexual
The Grizzled Mighty
Fly Moon Royalty
The Flavr Blue
Deap Vally

Comedy:
Princess Feat. Maya Rudolph
Nick Swardson
Bridget Everett
Eric André
Charlyne Yi

FOURTH OF JULY WEEKEND LINEUP (July 4-6)

Soundgarden
Kraftwerk (3D)
New Order
Röyksopp + Robyn
Neutral Milk Hotel
Spoon
Broken Bells
Tegan and Sara
Local Natives
La Roux
Gogol Bordello
Jake Bugg
Atmosphere
Rhye
The Bloody Beetroots
Dillon Francis
Big Gigantic
The Black Angels
Deltron 3030
The Horrors
Junip
The Notwist
St. Lucia
Kurt Vile & the Violators
Dr. Dog
Talib Kweli
Of Montreal
The Cave Singers
Punch Brothers
Action Bronson
Lee Fields & The Expressions
Sharon Van Etten
Carolina Chocolate Drops
Sol
Casey Veggies
RL Grime
Tchami
Audion
Fuck Buttons
Courtney Barnett
Thao & The Get Down Stay Down
Cloud Nothings
Foxygen
Palma Violets
Mikal Cronin
Mac DeMarco
Jon Hopkins
Gold Panda
Majical Cloudz
Duke Dumont
Oneohtrix Point Never
Death
Black Prairie
Latyrx
Metz
John Grant
Reigning Sound
Black Milk
Typhoon
Cass McCombs
Young & Sick
No
Boy & Bear
Ásgeir
Wild Cub
Gangstagrass
Phox
Ages and Ages
The Districts
Mimicking Birds
Chad VanGaalen
Shelby Earl
Hunter Hunted
Fly Golden Eagle
Sandrider
Helms Alee
Night Beats
Chastity Belt
Dude York
Iska Dhaaf
Kithkin
Pollens
Plus 4th of July Fireworks

Comedy:
Demetri Martin
Eugene Mirman
Kurt Braunohler
W. Kamau Bell
Kyle Dunnigan
John Hodgman

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Comments (10)
  1. Hurray for font size equality. But also Liars and Kurt Vile are too low.

  2. Very interesting that they aren’t doing two carbon copies of the lineup over two weeks. That’s quite a collective of bookings.

    It’s nice to know Robyn & Royskopp will be hitting the States, that Frank Ocean is playing live again (new album?) and the Horrors might have a new album as well this summer.

  3. It would be great if someone could make it clear which artists are legitimately exciting and which ones aren’t so my enthusiasm isn’t wasted on the ‘wrong’ act

  4. Tyler, the Creator
    Chance The Rapper
    Portugal. The Man

    hihihi

  5. This looks like the best lineup so far, at least for my tastes. Governor’s Ball does nothing for me, which is too bad because it’s right here in my city.

  6. Weekend 2 looks so damn good. So excited for this right now.

  7. Weekend 1: Die Antwoord. *swoons*

    Weekend 2: Too many awesome bands to name. *double swoons*

  8. Sasquatch really picked a killer lineup this year! Excited to see Foster the People back on the festival circuit — I’m excited for Supermodel to be released on 3/18

  9. It makes me so happy to see that the National have ascended to the top of line-ups. They’re such a great band and deserve this success.

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