Sasquatch! expands to two weekends for 2014

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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.

 

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Travis Hay

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.