Sasquatch 2011 Lineup Released! Almost…
The Sasquatch Music Festival is not scared of the Super Bowl.
Despite the NFL’s incessant ability to draw millions of eyes and ears to television sets for hours on end each year, Sasquatch festival creator Adam Zacks and Live Nation are hosting a second annual live unveiling of the lineup for this year’s festival, which will take place over Memorial Day weekend, May 27-29.
The event will take place at Seattle’s historic Showbox at the Market venue, at 8 p.m. Sunday evening.
The Super Bowl XLV match up between the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers is set to kickoff at 6:30 p.m. and will undoubtedly drag on well past 10 p.m. with the assistance of extensive commercial breaks and dramatic pre-game and halftime spectacles.
I guess Zacks is fortunate the Seahawks didn’t make a miracle run to the big game.
Not to be outdone, Zacks has armed his party with an indie ensemble, including live performances by the Thermals, Das Racist and Mad Rad, while football fans will be stuck with the Black Eyed Peas…
Free tickets were distributed on Thursday and Friday via locations in Seattle, for what will surely be a sold-out celebration of live music.
While many long for the secrets of the 2011 Sasquatch Festival to be revealed, some early announcements have already given the lineup an early boost. Namely, the Foo Fighters were unveiled on November 18th as headliners for Friday. Das Racist is also considered a shoe-in.
With the Foo’s new untitled album dropping April 12th, the alternative rock veterans could become one of the summer’s hottest live tickets, with other appearances scheduled at the Hangout Music Festival (May 20-22) and the Greenfield Festival (June 9) in Switzerland. Former Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic, who was featured on the Foo Fighter’s latest studio effort, is a solid bet to surprise crowds.
Other than Grohl and Co., attendees will be crossing their fingers for many high-profile acts rumored to make appearances in the Gorge this spring. Cold War Kids, Bright Eyes, Wolf Parade, Wilco, the Pixies, and Iron & Wine have all been popular gossip this offseason.
Regardless of how the big game turns out, Sasquatch’s launch party will help make Super Sunday ring true to its name for music fans everywhere.