New York (Top40 Charts/ Sasquatch! Music
Festival) - The 2010 Sasquatch! Music
Festival will proudly feature the recently reunited Pavement, Massive
Attack, My Morning Jacket, Vampire Weekend, MGMT, Kid Cudi, LCD Soundsystem
and many others. With The Daily Show's Rob Riggle and The Office's Craig
Robinson, this year's Sasquatch! festival also presents the best in up-and-coming comedic acts. Please see attached for the complete festival lineup.
Sasquatch! returns to The Gorge in Quincy, Washington May 29-31 (Memorial Day Weekend) following early sellouts and rave reviews the past several years. Festival tickets are available at sasquatchfestival.com. Known for its bucolic location as well as its programming zeitgeist, the Sasquatch! festival marks its ninth year at The Gorge, a concert venue built in the Columbia River Gorge and offering spectacular views of the river canyon.
Festival creator Adam Zacks founded Sasquatch! in 2002 with the aim of constructing an event that catered to the eclectic tastes of voracious music enthusiasts. Zacks personally curates the lineups for each Sasquatch! festival, hand-picking the diverse array of artists. "It's our goal each year to present a fresh lineup that reflects the independent spirit of the Pacific Northwest, respects the artists and audience, and celebrates the grandeur of The Gorge."
The Sasquatch! Music Festival has established a tradition of presenting critically acclaimed, emerging artists alongside established headliners. Previous lineups have spanned a broad spectrum of genres from rock to hip-hop, electronic to singer-songwriters, and past performers include R.E.M. Coldplay, Kanye West, Beastie Boys, Nine Inch Nails, Wilco, The Flaming Lips, The Cure, Bjo"rk, and M.I.A. The festival also has a history of incorporating comedy, including performances by Flight of the Conchords, Zach Galifianakis, Sarah Silverman, and many more.
Also included on this year's agenda are continued greening initiatives with Esurance, the title sponsor for the 2010 festival. For the past three years, the auto insurance provider has teamed up with Sasquatch! to promote a more sustainable event. By increasing sustainable practices at the Gorge, including an expanded recycling program, eco-friendly signage, and energy-efficient lighting, they were able to reduce the overall carbon footprint at the venue as compared to previous years. As this year's title sponsor, Esurance continues its drive toward a planet-friendly festival by offering numerous ridesharing options with carpool partner, Zimride. Beginning with the launch party in February and following through with the festival itself in May, Esurance makes it easy for folks to share a ride and minimize the environmental impacts created by such a large event.