This time last year, tears were streaming down my face as I had to sit and read about Modest Mouse
, The Pixies
, Arcade Fire
, and Wilco
sharing a stage that I could not stand in front of. It was considerably depressing since I could not attend the festival, let alone in my favorite city: Seattle. The amount of talented bands that spawn from the Northwest is nearly legendary, so it should come as no surprise that the just announced
Fifth Year Sasquatch Festival
lineup showcases many of the Emerald City gems:
Nine Inch Nails, H.I.M., And You Will Know Us by the Trail Of Dead, Wolfmother
Ben Harper, The Flaming Lips, The Shins, The Tragically Hip, Neko Case, Iron & Wine, Sufjan Stevens, Gomez, Rogue Wave, Architecture in Helsinki, Sam Roberts, Constantines, The Brunettes, Matt Costa, Bedouin Soundclash, Tim Seely, Korby Lenker, Common Market
Beck, Death Cab for Cutie, Queens of the Stone Age, Matisyahu, The Decemberists, Nada Surf, Pretty Girls Make Graves, Blue Scholars, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Arctic Monkeys, We Are Scientists, Chad VanGaalen, The Heavenly States, Rocky Votolato, Laura Viers, The Village Green, Mercir
Not only does this lineup send me into endless epileptic seizures, but the fact that a great many of the above mentioned bands have new material already out or being worked on should provide for great sets. The lineup is still being structured with more artist additions to be held in the future, though I don’t know what additions could make this festival better. Modest Mouse? Built To Spill? Tom Waits?
Question: If you could add any three bands/artists to this lineup, who would you want to add?
Leave your answers as comments, it should be interesting to see how well you could fare as a festival booker.