If you didn’t make it out to The Gorge Amphitheater for the 13th year of Sasquatch! Music Festival, you are doing something wrong. This year was headlined and accompanied by the reunion of Big Boi and Andre 3000 of Outkast, Major Lazer, Kid Cudi, Cut Copy, Foals, Die Antwoord, M.I.A, and an ongoing list of outrageous talent. A summer festival that you do not want to miss, it spans 3 days long usually on Memorial Day Weekend at The Gorge Amphitheater. The Gorge sits alongside the Columbia River located in Quincy, which is about two and half hours from Seattle. Some say that The Gorge is a replica of The Land Before Time, with dinosaurs running around behind the main stage thousands of years ago. With it’s pristine views of endless cliffs combined with breathtaking vibes, Sasquatch! Festival attracts people from all over the nation and Canada. This festival brings together an eclectic mixture of people from the Seattle grunge scene, the hyphy Bay Area, and those dedicated festival goers willing to drive across country for the experience. A weekend filled with amazing music and lots of love, Sasquatch! is the magical place to get your summer music fix.
Even though this years festival was reduced to three days instead of four, the lineup ranging from indie-rock to hip-hop, electronica, and funk was just as outstanding and eclectic as the last. The diversity of music speaks for the diversity of people who took part in the festivities this year. Along with amazing music, the festival acquired comedy acts such as Demetri Martin and Nick Swardson.
Sasquatch! featured five different stages this year, ranging from the Main Stage, Bigfoot Stage, El Chupacabra, Yeti Stage, and Narwhal. The beauty of the Main Stage accompanied with the space to dance and frolic gives the festival it’s picture-perfect essence. This year, Outkast killed it with their elaborate stage production with a giant interactive glass box. For those of you that were there, the moment Big Boi and Andre 3000 spat lyrics in the Lions Den will never be forgotten. For those EDM lovers who enjoy bass in their face, the El Chupacabra tent is the place to be. This year, El Chupacabra featured artists such as Classixx, Rudimental, Ryan Hemsworth, Tokimonsta, Tycho, and Gesaffelstein, all in full-effect.
Sasquatch! Music Festival has transformed immensely over the last 13 years and will continue to be ahead of the game for summer music festivals to come. Whether you are there for the music or just to experience the beautiful Gorge, Sasquatch! is the festival you want to make it to next year. Hands down!