Sasquatch Festival 2013 Features Mumford & Sons, Sigur Ros
As always, the festival will be held at the Gorge Amphitheater in George, Washington, and this year’s event will take place May 24-27.
Mumford & Sons first played the event in 2010, and at the time played a set earlier in the day, performing before headliners My Morning Jacket. Since that time Mr. Mumford and those other guys that are not his sons have become one of the best-selling groups in the world in terms of album-sales, and the sophomore effort Babel sold more than 600,000 copies the week it was released in September of last year.
Other notable acts at this year’s festival include Vampire Weekend, The xx, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, The Lumineers, Arctic Monkeys, Primus, Grimes, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes, Cake, Andrew Bird, Built to Spill, the Tallest Man on Earth, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Father John Misty and Postal Service.
Postal Service will play the festival as part of their reunion tour that celebrates the 10th anniversary of the release of their first and only album, Give Up. The band just announced a full tour yesterday, February 4, to support an upcoming deluxe reissue of the album. Postal Service played the festival one other time back in 2004.
As in year’s past, the festival also will feature a comedy lineup. Comedians performing this year include Nick Offerman, Mike Birbiglia, Jenny Slate and Brett Gelman.
Unlike many festivals, a four-day pass also includes general camping and day parking, and the official website of the event points out that, “No fees will be added on top except for shipping costs which will be charged per order.”
VIP Supertickets also are available at $1,000 per ticket, and include improved viewing of the main stage, a better hospitality area location and more.