Sasquatch Festival Tickets

Sasquatch Festival is one of the most popular musical festivals in the United States, held every year in George, Washington at the famous Gorge Amphitheatre. In the last few years, the event has been taking place on Memorial Day weekend, being staged from three to four days. Typically, it features artists from a range of genres with particular emphasis on indie rock group and singer-songwriters, while also including EDM, hip, alternative rock and comedy stars. As of 2012, it has been setting up five different stages namely the Maine Stage, Yeti Stage, Bigfoot Stage, Sasquatch! Main Stage and the Banana Shack, where the latter most is really tent featuring essentially electronic music. Most of the audiences of the festival camp within the campsite fields close by, since the concert venue is somewhat nearby

Among artists that have performed there more than once include Neko Case, Ben Gibbard, Death Cab for Cutie, Modest Mouse, The Decemberists, The Flaming Lips, David Bazen, Blue Scholars, Visqueen, Ben Harper, Fleet Foxes, Minus the Bear, The Long Winters, Sam Roberts, The Shins, Stephen Malkmus, St. Vincent, Aqueduct, Arcade Fire, Blacklicious, Common Market, Ghostland Observatory, Grizzly Bear, Local Natives, Michael Franti, Maktub, Matisyahu, My Morning Jacket, Nada Surf, The National, Passion Pit, Shara Worden, Santigold, Nine Inch Nails, Kim Deal, Tegan and Sara, Wilco, Built to Spill and Explosion in the Sky. Sasquatch always makes sure to present a bucket full of the renowned as well as new musical acts such that creates a genre rainbow, so that all music lovers find their favorite musical flavors. It is no wonder Sasquatch Festival tickets are such a sought-after treat among music enthusiasts of the region.

Sasquatch Festival was founded by Adam Zacks, the concert promoter from the Pacific Northwest, in 2002. Before its inception, Zacks managed and booked shows in Portland at the Roseland Theater. When he relocated to Seattle, Washington in order to be closer to his family and friends, he started thinking about creating a music festival for the Pacific Northwest.  As he describes it, the idea of such as festival came on him on a hunch pointing to the fact that there was in fact demand for a type of festival that could cater to all the taste of various music enthusiasts.

Sasquatch Festival began in 2002, only shortly after some of the touring festivals such as Horde, Lilith and Lollapalooza were slowly blowing out so that the fresh wave of regional festivals set by Coachella, became the new hype. It is now the dominant mother force on the musical landscape with the likes of Bonnaroo and Austin City Limits. The festival’s popularity spread around more like the sudden craze for a new indie rock band than for a music event, with the word of mouth doing the magical wonders, winning the simple grass-roots publicity. On the front of music festivals, regardless of how many have cropped up since, there is none quite like Sasquatch, offering star spangles lineups that appear perhaps once in a lifetime along with the grandeur made available from the premiere outdoor venue of the country. It is the only festival to offer a pavilion style stage instead of a mere City Park or farm, capturing quite a spectacle of beautiful music moments in the naturally beautiful Gorge.

The lineup for Sasquatch Festival is selected by founder Zack himself who does so simply by picking out what he has likes best in a particular year, which works well since he has been called an obsessive music fan. Alongside he also makes it a priority to shed light on emerging acts such as those from the NW music scene, providing a channel to these new acts while also running the event. For him it is more exciting when fans come to the festival chasing after their favorite artists, only to discover a few more favorites from among the newer groups, good examples of which are The Lonely Forest and Local Natives. This year holds quite a line of exciting surprises too so hurry here and grab some Sasquatch Festival tickets.

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