Sasquatch! launch party to be held Feb. 5

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UPDATE (Jan. 5, 2011): The information about the Sasquatch! Luanch Party in this post has been proved false. Please redirect yourself to this post for the confirmed details of the 2011 Sasquatch! Launch Party.

The lineup for the tenth annual Sasquatch! Music Festival is expected to be announced Feb. 5 during the Sasquatch! launch party at the Crocodile.

Live Nation has yet to officially announce plans for the launch party and previously announced the lineup for Sasquatch! will be revealed Feb. 7. Guerrilla Candy was tipped off about the party by an email from an unconfirmed source Sunday night.

Although nothing has been confirmed, a launch party near the expected Feb. 7 lineup announcement date makes sense. Last year’s Sasquatch! launch party was also held at the Crocodile and the show featured sets by Atlas Sound, Fresh Espresso and Surfer Blood. Fresh Espresso was the only act on the bill that was a part of the 2010 Sasquatch! lineup. The launch party was free and tickets were either won by listening to 107.7 The End or by stopping by either Easy Street Records location. It is unknown whether this year’s Sasquatch! launch party will be free.

Tickets for the festival, which takes place between May 27-30 at the Gorge Amphitheatre, went on sale Nov. 20 in the form of special four-day passes that include camping costs. The only confirmed act for the festival is Foo Fighters which will headline May 27 date. Other acts heavily rumored to perform include Wolf Parade, Matt & Kim, Twin Shadow and Foster the People.

Travis Hay

About Travis Hay

Travis Hay is a professional music journalist who has spent the past 14 years documenting and enjoying Seattle's diverse music scene. In 2009 he established Guerrilla Candy and is currently the site's editor and publisher. He has written for various media outlets including MSN Music, the Seattle-Post Intelligencer, Seattle Weekly, and others and was the founder and editor of defunct music site Ear Candy.