Sasquatch! Snags R.E.M., Cure, Lips, Death Cab, R.E.M.
R.E.M., the Cure, Flaming Lips, Death Cab For Cutie, Modest Mouse and M.I.A. lead the bill for the 2008 Sasquatch! Music Festival, to be held May 24-26 at the Gorge Amphitheatre in Quincy, Wash.
The Flaming Lips will present their “U.F.O. show,” featuring a replica flying saucer amid their usual array of stage garnishes. In addition, the group will premiere its long-in-the-works film “Christmas on Mars” at the event.
Among the other acts confirmed for Sasquatch! are Flight of the Conchords, the New Pornographers, the National, Built To Spill, the Hives, the Breeders, Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks, Fleet Foxes, Battles, Throw Me The Statue and Crudo, a new collaboration between Mike Patton and Dan the Automator.
Tickets go on sale March 8; prices increase two days later and will be raised again the week of the event. VIP package details can be found on Sasquatch!’s Web site.
Here is the lineup for the 2008 Sasquatch! festival:
R.E.M., the Cure, the Flaming Lips (“U.F.O. show”), Death Cab For Cutie, Modest Mouse, M.I.A., Michael Franti & Spearhead, Flight of the Conchords, the New Pornographers, the Presidents, the National, Tegan & Sara, Built To Spill, the Hives, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Ozomatli, Cold War Kids, the Breeders, Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks, Okkervil River, Dengue Fever, Jamie Lidell, Crudo, Mates Of State, Destroyer, Rogue Wave, Battles, Fleet Foxes, White Rabbits, the Cave Singers, Pela, Grand Archives, the Little Ones, Thao Nguyen & the Get Down Stay Down, Dead Confederate, 65Daysofstatic, the Heavenly States, Kinski, David Bazan, Dyme Def, Vince Mira with the Roy Kay Trio, Sera Cahoone, Joshua Morrison, the Blakes, Siberian, Throw Me The Statue, the Cops, Say Hi, the Shaky Hands, J. Tillman