The lineup for the Sasquatch Music Festival, a Memorial Day weekend music festival to end all Memorial Day weekend music festivals, has just been announced and it is ridiculous. In a good way.
Big names include the newly reunited Pavement, as well as Massive Attack, My Morning Jacket, Ween, Vampire Weekend, MGMT, Kid Cudi, LCD Soundsystem and Band of Horses.
I'm hoping to attend Sasquatch this year and, along with the above acts, I'm excited to see The Hold Steady, Minus the Bear (I'm currently re-obsessed with Planet of Ice), The Drive-By Truckers, Britain's Mumford & Sons, Brother Ali, Portugal. The Man, She and Him and Yacht.
I attended the Mammoth Fest in 2005 and, even at my advanced age, it was one of those events that changed the way I look at music. There was something powerful about sharing the adoration and awe I felt about a particular musician or band with 20,000 people who felt the same way. The roar when Beck and his puppets came on stage ... the silence when Ben Harper played ... it was some heady stuff. I can't wait to do it again.
Tickets for Sasquatch! go on sale Saturday, Feb. 20. For a full list of acts and ticket info, visit SasquatchFestival.com.