The annual Sasquatch! Music Festival will be a bit bigger next year.
The festival will expand to spread across two holiday weekends, covering Memorial Day weekend (May 23-25) and Fourth of July weekend (July 4-6) with each weekend featuring a different lineup. Aside from expanding to two weekends, which is a trend that started with Coachella a few years ago, the other big difference between next year’s Sasquatch! and this year’s event is that the 2014 editions of the festival will be three-day affairs as opposed to four-day events.
While this could be viewed as too much expansion for the 12-year-old festival, it makes a lot of sense considering the 27,500 four-day wristbands sold for this year’s Sasquatch! sold out in 90 minutes. Fourth of July also seems like a logical fit for Sasquatch! as the Gorge is a perfect place for an Independence Day celebration.
This year the ill-fated JamBase Live Festival was scheduled to take place during the Fourth of July but it was called off three weeks ago. Live Nation did not give a reason for the cancellation but it is safe to speculate low ticket sales were a factor. Live Nation likely won’t have to worry about the Gorge being empty next year for the Fourth of July since there is a big demand for Sasquatch! and the festival has built up a very strong and reliable brand.