After establishing itself as one of the premier music events in North American, the Sasquatch! Music Festival will soon return for another go around, this time featuring a lineup that should cater to a wide array of tastes.
Nine Inch Nails in what will be one of their final shows, Jane’s Addiction (featuring all four original members), Kings of Leon, and Ben Harper and Relentless7 head the bill scheduled to descend on George, Washington from May 23-25, 2009 (Memorial Day weekend) for the eighth annual Sasquatch!. Other acts of note include Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Decemberists, Animal Collective, TV on the Radio, Silversun Pickups, Fleet Foxes, M. Ward, and Bon Iver. All in all the music portion of this year’s lineup looks something like this:
Saturday, May 23th
Kings of Leon / Yeah Yeah Yeahs / The Decemberists / Animal Collective / Bon Iver / Devotchka / M. Ward / Doves / Sun Kil Moon / The Gaslight Anthem / King Khan & The Shrines / Ra Ra Riot / Shearwater / Passion Pit / Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band / Vince Mira / Blind Pilot / Owl City / Arthur & Yu / Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele / Death Vessel / Hockey
Sunday, May 24th
Jane’s Addiction / Nine Inch Nails / TV On The Radio / Peter Bjorn and John / of Montreal / The Avett Brothers / Calexico / M83 / The Airborne Toxic Event / The Walkmen / The Wrens / St. Vincent / The Dodos / John Vanderslice / The Submarines / Viva Voce / The Builders And The Butchers / AA Bondy / Fences / Point Juncture, WA / Jon Benjamin
Monday, May 25th
Ben Harper and Relentless7 / Erykah Badu / Silversun Pickups / Fleet Foxes / Gogol Bordello / Santigold / Grizzly Bear / Explosions In The Sky / Girl Talk / Blitzen Trapper / The Knux / Monotonix / Bishop Allen / Black Moth Super Rainbow / Beach House / Mugison / The Dutchess And The Duke / School Of Seven Bells / Horse Feathers / The Pica Beats / Loch Lomond / BLK JKS
As for those scheduled to hit the newly expanded Comedy & Dance Tent, the list includes Zach Galifianakis, Demetri Martin, Tim & Eric Awesome Show Great Job, Todd Barry, Jon Benjamin, Gods Pottery, and Peoples Republic of Komedy.
Three-day passes ($154.50) and single day tickets ($56.50) will be available beginning Saturday, February 28th via Ticketmaster.com.