Sasquatch! to feature Lana Del Rey, Girl Talk & The Shins?

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As mentioned earlier today, leaks for this year’s Sasquatch! lineup are practically nonexistent. This has left Sasquatch! fans with only wild speculation about who will be performing at Sasquatch! 2012 and the latest, and possibly most legitimate, bit of speculation came on Saturday.

Apparently someone was poking around the Sasquatch! website and managed to grab a few names of performers that weren’t supposed to be posted yet. Of course the link given to where this information was taken from has been since shut down, so take all of this with a grain of salt since nothing has been confirmed.

The big names listed in this supposed leak are The Shins, Girl Talk, Lana Del Rey and Beirut (the full list is below). All of those names are feasible for Sasquatch! acts but the inclusion of Lana Del Rey seems a bit fishy considering the reports that she won’t be touring until later this year. However, Adam Zacks has been known to include acts that could be considered outside of the box for Sasquatch! in the past (Kanye West in 2005, Santigold in 2009, Robyn last year) so Lana Del Rey could still conceivably be a Sasquatch! artist. Her appearance would be a coup for the festival since Sasquatch! would be one of her first US dates this year if the reports of a late 2012 tour for Del Rey are true. The other detail that makes this “leak” believable is the inclusion of locals like SPAC3MAN, Grynch, Sol, Dyme Def and other Northwest hip-hop acts on the Maine stage.

The only other somewhat solid confirmation of Sasquatch! performers came from Marco Collins way back on Jan. 17 when he tweeted that Allen Stone will be performing prior to The Roots at Sasquatch! Collins’ tweet won’t be confirmed until the lineup is announced Thursday, but his tweet can be seen as more legit than someone who says they hacked into the Sasquatch! website considering he broke the news of the Capitol Hill Block Party headliners a few years ago and has broke other big local music news on Twitter in the past.

Here’s the listing of names lifted from the Sasquatch! website prior to their removal (h/t The Unofficial Sasquatch! Music Festival Blog)

Friday
Lana Del Rey – Sasquatch
Girl Talk – Sasquatch

Saturday
Jamey Johnson – Sasquatch
St Vincent – Sasquatch
Blitzen Trapper – Sasquatch
Said the Whale – Yeti
THEESatisfaction – Yeti
Todd Barry – Banana
Rob Deleany – Banana
Pete Holmes – Banana
Wolfgang Gardner – Banana
Nobody Beats the Drum – Banana
Purity Ring – Banana
Araab Muzik – Banana
Com Truise – Banana
Sol – Maine
Grynch – Maine
Fatal Lucciauno – Maine
Black Whales – Yetti
The Shins – Sasquatch

Sunday
Active Child – Yetti
Appart – Shack
Star Slinger – Shack
Tycho- Shack
Dyme Def – The Maine Stage
SPAC3MAN – The Maine Stage
Fly Moon Royalty – The Maine Stage

Monday
Beriut -Sasquatch

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About Travis Hay

Travis Hay is a professional music journalist who has spent the past 13 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, Crosscut.com and others and was the founder and former editor of the defunct music site Ear Candy.