SASQUATCH! FINAL LINEUP

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SASQUATCH! Music Festival Final Lineup Announced!
THE GORGE – GEORGE, WA
Saturday, May 26, 2007 & Sunday, May 27, 2007
On Sale Now!


Bjork
Seattle, WA – Live Nation is pleased to announce the final lineup for the Sasquatch! Music Festival on Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, May 27, 2007 at The Gorge Amphitheatre.

Saturday
Mainstage:

Bjork
The Arcade Fire
Manu Chao and Radio Bemba Sound System
M.I.A.
Citizen Cope
Neko Case
Ozomatli
The Hold Steady
The Saturday Knights
Mix Master Mike
MC: Sarah Silverman

Wookie Stage: (in the meadow)
Beastie Boys “A Gala Event – Exclusive Instrumental Show!”
Grizzly Bear
Ghostland Observatory
Electrelane
Two Gallants
The Slip
Loney, Dear
MC: Aziz Ansari

Yeti Stage: (in the plaza)
Aqueduct
Mirah
Visqueen
Viva Voce
The Blow
Gabriel Teodros
Blitzen Trapper
MC: Michael Showalter

Adjacent to the meadow:
Incredibly Strange Wrestling

Sunday Mainstage:
Beastie Boys
Interpol
Michael Franti & Spearhead
Spoon
The Polyphonic Spree
Bad Brains
Blackalicious
Mix Master Mike
Total Experience Gospel Choir
MC: Sarah Silverman

Wookie Stage: (in the meadow)
The Dandy Warhols
The Black Angels
Tokyo Police Club
Money Mark
Patrick Wolf
Earl Greyhound
St. Vincent
MC: Michael Showalter

Yeti Stage: (in the plaza)
Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter
Smoosh
Common Market
Helio Sequence
Minus The Bear
Stars Of Track & Field
The Blakes
MC: Aziz Ansari

Adjacent to the meadow:
Incredibly Strange Wrestling

For more information on the Sasquatch! Music Festival, go to: www.sasquatchfestival.com.

Tickets for Sasquatch! are $65.00 per day and are on sale now at all Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster.com or hob.com or charge by phone (206) 628-0888.


SASQUATCH! MUSIC FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2007 LINE UP INCLUDING
BEASTIE BOYS, BJORK, THE ARCADE FIRE, INTERPOL, SPOON, MANU CHAO
NEKO CASE, MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD, M.I.A., CITIZEN COPE,
BRAINS, THE HOLD STEADY AND MANY MORE

SASQUATCH! GOES CARBON NEUTRAL IN 2007


Sasquatch 2006 by Greg Homolka
SEATTLE, WA – February 20, 2007 – Sasquatch! Music Festival is pleased to announce the official line up for their 6th annual event to be held over Memorial Day Weekend on Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, May 27 at the breathtaking The Gorge Amphitheatre. The Festival features over 50 artists on 3 stages. Tickets for the festival go on-sale Saturday, March 3 at 10:00 a.m. On-site camping for the festival is available for Friday, May 25 through Sunday, May 27 and reservations can be made upon ticket purchase.

For many concert-goers, the Sasquatch! Music Festival has become the official way to kick off the Summer concert season. Sasquatch! is an event unlike any other. National Geographic spotlighted the event last year saying that “more than 40 of the nation’s hottest indie and rock bands play live at America’s most stunning outdoor venue-the Gorge Amphitheatre, sited on cliffs above the Columbia River Gorge.” These jaw-dropping views of the Columbia River that surround The Gorge set the stage for a concert experience that is refreshing as much as it is musically inspiring. Ben Gibbard of Death Cab For Cutie remarked that “having played every other U.S. festival over the last three years or so, I can say without hesitation that The Gorge is the best venue from both a performer’s and a spectator’s perspective. There’s not a bad place to watch the bands from and the sunset over the mainstage is incredibly beautiful.” That is perhaps the greatest part of the festival, fans and artists alike are able to see some of their favorite bands while discovering new ones, and they can do so while taking in magnificent views. It’s the laid-back atmosphere of the festival that keeps the fans and the artists coming back year after year. After a biblical-style hail storm that cut short her set into the third song last year, Neko Case is back for round two: “I want to play Sasquatch! this year so I can accomplish my goal of making it through my whole set!”

The line-up for the 2007 Sasquatch! Music Festival is a testament to both the momentum and the dedicated following that this event has gained over the past five years. With this year’s line-up featuring performances by internationally renowned artists Bjork, The Arcade Fire, Manu Chao and the Beastie Boys, what started off as a small festival meant to expand the boundaries of the Pacific Northwest music scene, has quickly turned into an international affair. For a festival of its size, the Sasquatch! bill promises to please fans with two solid days of diverse, handpicked music. And of course, the bill doesn’t stop there. Leading the pack of buzz-worthy bands are indie up and comers from Toronto, Tokyo Police Club and Brooklyn’s Grizzly Bear. Also securing spots on the 2007 bill are Interpol, M.I.A., The Hold Steady, Citizen Cope, and Spoon. In keeping with the festival’s goals, the Yeti Stage will continue to showcase artists local to the Northwest. This year it will be represented by the likes of The Thermals, Smoosh, Viva Voce and Jesse Sykes. For the complete festival line-up please see below.

Sasquatch! is also excited to announce that for the first time ever, they will be teaming up with Esurance and Sustainable Energy Partners to make the festival a certified carbon neutral event. Carbon dioxide is one of the major causes of climate change and global warming. When CO2 is released into the environment, carbon offset programs make it so that an equal amount of carbon is reduced somewhere else. The preservation of the environment and the future of the Gorge are important to Sasquatch! Music Festival, which is why they are purchasing carbon credits through Sustainable Energy Partners. For every ton of carbon credits that are purchased, one ton of CO2 is reduced through reforestation, sequestration, and different types of energy efficient projects. The end result? A Sasquatch! Music Festival with a net carbon output of zero.

Sasquatch! Music Festival 2007 confirmed line up:

Saturday, May 26:
Bjork
The 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 27:
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

***More acts to be announced!***

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 10 a.m. 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.

“SOLID GOLD!” SUPERTICKETS are available in limited numbers: Supertickets are available only as a 2 day pass, are sold only in pairs, and ticket holders must be 21 or older. For complete details on Solid Gold Superticket please go to www.sasquatchfestival.com $500.00 per person (this includes both days).

CAMPING: On-site camping is available on a separate ticket. Cost is $40 per vehicle, per day and is available May 25, 26, 27 (there is a discount for a 3 day pass). Premier campsites are available for an additional fee with upgraded amenities. See festival web site for complete details: www.sasquatchfestival.com.

INTERGALACTIC! AUCTION PACKAGE: Net proceeds benefit The Vera Project (www.theveraproject.org), Seattle’s non-profit music and arts center run by and for youth. There is only ONE Intergalactic package available! Package includes everything in the “Solid Gold!” ticket (for 2), PLUS a highly coveted “Cliffhouse” room at the luxurious Cave B Inn at Sagecliff next door to the Gorge (www.cavebinn.com) and 2 bottles of award winning Cave B wine with 2 crystal souvenir wine glasses. For additional auction details please go to www.sasquatchfestival.com.

About the Sasquatch! Music Festival

The Sasquatch! Music Festival began in 2001 as a one-day event that showcased numerous talented artists from the Pacific Northwest. While the Sasquatch! Festival is still very much committed to the Northwest music community; it has organically grown into an internationally renowned event featuring top talent from all over the world.

Bands that have previously performed at the Sasquatch! Music Festival include: Kanye West, Coldplay, The Shins, Wilco, The Pixies, Modest Mouse, Nine Inch Nails, Sufjan Stevens, Beck, Arctic Monkeys, Sleater-Kinney, The Flaming Lips, Death Cab For Cutie, Ben Harper, Neko Case, Jack Johnson, The Arcade Fire, The Postal Service, The Roots, Built To Spill, Bloc Party, The New Pornographers, Cat Power, The Decemberists, Matisyahu and David Cross.

For general information regarding the Sasquatch! Music Festival go to: www.sasquatchfestival.com.


SASQUATCH! ANNOUNCES FESTIVAL DATES FOR MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
SATURDAY, MAY 26TH AND SUNDAY, MAY 27TH

TICKETS GO ON SALE SATURDAY, MARCH 3RD AT 10AM


Sasquatch 2006 by Greg Homolka
SEATTLE, WA – February 8, 2007 – Sasquatch! Music Festival announces its 6th annual event to be held over Memorial Day Weekend on Saturday, May 26th and Sunday, May 27th at The Gorge Amphitheatre. Tickets for the festival go on-sale Saturday, March 3rd at 10:00 a.m. Camping for the festival is available starting Friday, May 25th through Sunday, May 27th on the grounds and reservations can be made upon ticket purchase.

The line-up for the 2007 Sasquatch! Music Festival will be officially announced Tuesday, February 20th.

To be a part of the Sasquatch! Music Festival is an event unlike any other. The jaw-dropping views of the Columbia River that surround The Gorge set the stage for an event that is refreshing and musically inspiring. Fans and artists alike are able to see some of their favorite bands while discovering new ones and they can do so while taking in breathtaking views. For many concert goers, it has become the way to welcome summer on Memorial Day Weekend.

About the Sasquatch! Music Festival
The Sasquatch! Music Festival began in 2001 as a one-day event that showcased numerous talented artists from the Pacific Northwest. While the Sasquatch! Festival is still very much committed to the Northwest music community; it has organically grown into an internationally renowned event featuring top talent from all over the world.

Bands that have previously performed at the Sasquatch! Music Festival include: Kanye West, Coldplay, The Shins, Wilco, The Pixies, Modest Mouse, Nine Inch Nails, Sufjan Stevens, Beck, Arctic Monkeys, Sleater-Kinney, The Flaming Lips, Death Cab For Cutie, Ben Harper, Neko Case, Jack Johnson, The Arcade Fire, The Postal Service, The Roots, Built To Spill, Bloc Party, The New Pornographers, Cat Power, The Decemberists, Matisyahu and David Cross.

Check out JamBase’s coverage of Sasquatch! 2006.