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Sasquatch! Music Festival 2016

Sasquatch! Music Festival 2016

May 27, 2016 - May 30, 2016
May 27, 2016 - May 30, 2016
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Sasquatch! Music Festival is an annual music festival held at the Gorge Amphitheatre in George, Washington. In recent years it has taken place on the Memorial Day weekend, running for three to four days. In 2014, Adam Zacks decided to expand the festival to two weekends due to the high demand for tickets in 2013.[1] Rather than expanding to two four day weekends, the festival instead only expanded to two three day weekends.

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The Cure
 
 
Leon Bridges
American soul singer
bornJuly 13, 1989
Fort Worth, Texas
 
Florence and the Machine
 
 
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Florence and the Machine (styled as Florence + the Machine)[4] are an English indie rock band that formed in London in 2007, consisting of lead singer Florence Welch, Isabella Summers, and a collaboration of other artists. The band's music received praise across the media, especially from the BBC, which played a large part in their rise to prominence by promoting Florence and the Machine as part of BBC Introducing. At the 2009 Brit Awards they received the Brit Awards "Critics' Choice" award. The band's music is renowned for its dramatic and eccentric production and also Welch's vocal performances.

The band's debut studio album, Lungs, was released on 6 July 2009, and held the number-two position for its first five weeks on the UK Albums Chart.[5] On 17 January 2010, the album reached the top position, after being on the chart for twenty-eight consecutive weeks.[6] As of October 2010, the album had been in the top forty in the United Kingdom for sixty-five consecutive weeks, making it one of the best-selling albums of 2009 and 2010. The group's second studio album, Ceremonials, released in October 2011, entered the charts at number one in the UK and number six in the US. The band's third album, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful, was released on 2 June 2015. It topped the UK charts, and debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200, their first to do so.[7][8] The album reached number one in a total of eight countries and the top ten of twenty. Also in 2015, the band was the headlining act at Glastonbury Festival, making Florence Welch the first British female headliner this century.[9]

Florence and the Machine's sound has been described as a combination of various genres, including rock and soul.[10][11] Lungs won the Brit Award for Best British Album in 2010. Florence and the Machine has been nominated for eight Grammy Awards including Best New Artist and Best Pop Vocal Album. Additionally, the band performed at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards and the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize Concert.

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Sufjan Stevens (/ˈsfjɑːn/ SOOF-yahn; born July 1, 1975) is an American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He first came to wider recognition with the 2000 album, A Sun Came, which was released on the Asthmatic Kitty label he co-founded with his stepfather. He is perhaps best known for his 2005 album, Illinois, which hit number one on the Billboard Top Heatseekers chart, and for the single "Chicago" from that album.

Stevens has released albums of varying styles, from the electronica of Enjoy Your Rabbit and the lo-fi folk of Seven Swans to the symphonic instrumentation of Illinois and Christmas-themed Songs for Christmas. Stevens makes use of a variety of instruments, often playing many of them himself on the same recording,[6] and writes music in various time signatures. Though he has repeatedly stated an intent to separate his beliefs from his music,[7][8] Stevens also freely draws from the Bible and Christian tradition.[9]

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Kurt Samuel Vile (born January 3, 1980[2]) is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer. He is best known for his solo career. Both in the studio and during live performances, Vile is accompanied by his backing band, The Violators, which currently includes Jesse Trbovich (bass, guitar, sax), Rob Laakso (guitar, bass) and Kyle Spence (drums).

Influenced by Pavement, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, Tom Petty, and John Fahey,[3] Vile began his musical career creating lo-fi home recordings with frequent collaborator Adam Granduciel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Focusing on his solo career, Vile released two albums, Constant Hitmaker (2008) and God Is Saying This to You... (2009), compiling various home recordings dating back to 2003. Vile signed to Matador Records in 2009, and released his third album, Childish Prodigy, that same year. The album was his first recorded in a studio and with the full participation of The Violators.

In 2011, Vile released his fourth studio album, Smoke Ring for My Halo, which significantly increased his exposure. His fifth studio album, Wakin on a Pretty Daze, was released in 2013, with Laakso replacing Granduciel in his backing band. In 2015, Vile released his sixth studio album, b'lieve I'm goin down....

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The Gorge Amphitheatre
The Gorge Amphitheatre is a 27,500-seat outdoor concert venue near the Columbia River in George, Washington managed by Live Nation. According to The Wall Street Journal, the Gorge is considered one of the most scenic concert locations in the world. It is a nine-time winner of Pollstar Magazine's award for 'Best Outdoor Music Venue' and was voted as one of the 'Best Outdoor Concert Venues in America' by ConcertBoom.

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Stereogum At Sasquatch Festival 2016: Toyota Music Den Highlights
Yahoo News  –  May 31, 2016
Memorial Day Weekend: Bomb pops, grill-outs, and cabin dwelling for most, but in the gorges of George, Washington lives a four-day music festival appropriately called Sasquatch. It’s hard to imagine a superior festival setting than the Gorge Amphitheater ...
Sasquatch! Music Festival 2016 Photo Recap
The Stranger  –  May 31, 2016
In what turned out to be another eventful, fun-filled weekend at the Gorge, Sasquatch! Music Festival kicked off its 15th year with plenty of great local bands and a slew of amazing headliners, as well as a tornado that ripped through the campground ...
Sasquatch 2016 in Photos: Sunday
Seattle Music Insider  –  May 31, 2016
Sunday at the Sasquatch Music Festival started out much different than everyone expected. With winds up to 50 mph, the Main Stage was closed for most of the day, forcing the venue to frantically figure something out – either cancelling or moving the band ...
The 23 best and worst things about the Sasquatch! 2016 festival
OregonLive  –  May 31, 2016
music festival are probably counting this year as a bit of a ... For those of us who showed up, Sasquatch! 2016 was a winner: the campgrounds were calmer, lines moved quickly—a major improvement for a festival which struggled with just getting people ...
Sasquatch 2016: Festival Goes On Despite Nearby Wildfire
Billboard  –  May 30, 2016
A wildfire near the Gorge Amphitheatre in Washington State might have led to some set cancelations at Sasquatch Music Festival on Sunday (May 29) as “high winds” could have blown smoke onto festival grounds. Local news station KIRO 7 reports that ...
Sasquatch! 2016: Day 1 at Toyota Music Den with Rudimental, Digable Planets, and More
SPIN  –  May 29, 2016
It’s easy to lose yourself in the natural beauty of the Gorge, the backdrop to the Sasquatch! Music festival. Inspiration comes easy and creativity flows in waves. At the Toyota Music Den, it’s all about expression, and fans quickly lost themselves in ...
Sasquatch! 2016 kicks off with music, fog and festival style. Las Vegas Blog
Las Vegas NV Blog  –  May 28, 2016
Joy was in the air on the 1st day of the Sasquatch! music festival—and plenty of stage fog. The- annual yearly four-day music fest kicked off on Friday with an A$AP Rocky performance in that threatened to choke the earnest front row, as the grey ...
Sasquatch 2016: A$AP Rocky, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, And Yeasayer Open Day One With A Bang [Photos]
The Inquisitr  –  May 28, 2016
This year’s Sasquatch Music Festival is already kicking things off with a major bang! With headliners like The Cure, Florence + The Machine, and Alabama Shakes already announced for this year, many concertgoers are flocking to George, WA’s Gorge ...
Livestream Sasquatch! 2016
Stereogum  –  May 27, 2016
Sasquatch! Music Festival is returning to George, Washington’s Gorge Amphitheatre for its 15th iteration this Memorial Day weekend, and for those who can’t make it, this year’s festivities will be livestreamed for the very first time. The four-day ...
Sasquatch to Livestream Festival for First Time
Jambands  –  May 26, 2016
Sasquatch! Music Festival has announced that they will be livestreaming this weekend’s concerts for the first time in the festival’s 15-year history. Sasquatch! will take place at the Gorge Amphitheatre in George, WA, on May 27-30. The webcasts will be ...
First-Ever Sasquatch! Music Festival Webcast Announced
Jam Base  –  May 26, 2016
The 2016 Sasquatch! Music Festival will take place this weekend at The Gorge in Quincy, Washington. If you can’t make it to The Gorge in person for Sasquatch ’16, there’s an option to watch from home or wherever you have an internet connection.
Sasquatch! 2016 Music Festival will be live streamed for first time
Brooklyn Vegan  –  May 26, 2016
When Sasquatch! Music Festival begins on Friday (May 27), it will mark the festival’s 15th year. But that’s not its only milestone — the festival held in Washington State’s Gorge Amphitheater will also be live streamed for the very first time, as ...
Surviving at Sasquatch: Festival Camping 101
Oregon Daily Emerald  –  May 26, 2016
So you spent the money from your work study job on tickets to your favorite festival. Whether it’s Sasquatch, Coachella or Bonnaroo ... After a long night of music, the last thing you want to wake up to is an ice chest full of water, melted chocolate ...
Three Artists To Watch At Sasquatch! Music Festival: Big Grams, Son Little, And La Luz
Forbes  –  May 24, 2016
it also means thousands of music lovers will be heading to Washington state for Sasquatch! Music Festival. It’s a chance to catch headliners like Florence & The Machine, Major Lazer, and Disclosure, not to mention Sufjan Stevens and Leon Bridges.

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