Music Festival

Foo Fighters, Modest Mouse, Wilco, and Death Cab to Headline 2011 Sasquatch!

The ’90s live on at the Gorge this Memorial Day weekend.

By Lucas Anderson February 7, 2011


Though the lineup for this year’s Sasquatch! Music Festival is heavy on the ‘90s (again), it doesn’t disappoint: Foo Fighters, Death Cab For Cutie, Modest Mouse and Wilco will fill the top spots for the now four-day music binge at the Gorge (May 27-30). Joining the veteran Sasquatch! headliners are the Flaming Lips, Cold War Kids, Yeasayer, and Rodrigo Y Gabriela.… Wait, is this Sasquatch! 2008? Thankfully, the Gorge won’t be without new sounds and flavor. The Decemberists and Bright Eyes are both coming in with new albums, and a slew of Seattle-based artists are peppered throughout the lineup as well:

The Head and the Heart bring their folksy goodness to the Gorge, filling the void left by Sub Pop sister act Fleet Foxes—who, while rumored to be performing, are absent from the lineup.

If last night’s launch show was any indication, Mad Rad and Seattle hip-hop renaissance man P Smoov are going to bring even more energy than Fresh Espresso (another P Smoov act) did last year. Check out the slideshow above for highlights from last night’s launch party at Showbox at the Market, which included sets by Sasquatch! performers Mad Rad, Das Racist, and the Thermals.

All-inclusive (including camping) four-day tickets are $285 until February 10 (or until they sell out). On February 14, the price goes up to $295 and $79.50 single-day passes go on sale.

Here’s the (current) full lineup:

Foo Fighters,
 Death Cab For Cutie,
 Modest Mouse,
 The Flaming Lips (performing The Soft Bulletin and more),
 The Decemberists,
 Bright Eyes,
 Iron and Wine,
 Rodrigo Y Gabriela,
 Flogging Molly,
 Pink Martini,
 Cold War Kids,
 Old 97’s,
 Wolf Parade,
 Guided By Voices,
 Beach House, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings,
 Local Natives,
 Matt and Kim,
 Trailer Park Boys, Sleigh Bells,
 Major Lazer,
 Flying Lotus,
 Skrillex, Fitz and the Tantrums, !!!, Archers of Loaf, The Thermals, Best Coast, CSS,
 Surfer Blood,
 Jenny and Johnny,
 Macklemore and Ryan Lewis,
 The Head and The Heart,
 Bonobo (DJ set), City and Colour,
 Reggie Watts,
 Gayngs, Tim Minchin, 
The Drums,
 The Radio Dept, The Antlers,
 Sharon Van Etten, Villagers,
 Aloe Blacc,
 Black Mountain,
 Noah and the Whale,
 Secret Sisters,
 Twin Shadow,
 Das Racist,
 Wye Oak,
 Tig Notaro, Foster the People,
 S. Carey,
 White Denim,
 Washed Out,
 Gold Panda,
 Dan Mangan,
 Axis of Awesome,
 The Globes, Talkdemonic,
 Cotton Jones,
 Mad Rad,
 Basia Bulat,
 Other Lives,
 The Bronx,
 White Arrows, Pepper Rabbit,
 Smith Westerns, Wheedle’s Groove, Rival School.

Sasquatch! Music Festival runs May 27-30, 2011 at the Gorge in George, WA. Tickets are available at

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