Sasquatch Festival 2013 Preview

This Memorial Day weekend Vancity Buzz will be bringing you coverage from the Gorge Amphitheatre in eastern Washington at the 12th annual Sasquatch Music Festival. This year’s must-hit summer festival draws an eclectic range of musicians and comedians to its five stages including Mumford and Sons, Sigur Ros, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, the Lumineers, and the Postal Service. The great thing about having a major music festival nearby is a lot of the bands will continue their tour through Vancouver. You can be assured that if a band is on the Sasquatch lineup, it is worth spending your dollars on to see live in an intimate local venue. Here’s a list of a few notable performances in Vancouver before and after Sasquatch:

Thursday May 23

Akron/Family – Biltmore Cabaret

Suuns – The Media Club

Youth Lagoon – Venue

Friday May 24

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Commodore Ballroom

Mumford and Sons – Holland Park

The xx – Queen Elizabeth Theatre

Saturday May 25

Ariel Pink – Biltmore Cabaret

Baths – Fortune Sound Club

Sunday May 26

Atlas Genius – Venue

Devendra Banhart – Commodore Ballroom

Holy Ghost! – Five Sixty

Monday May 27

Radical Face – The Media Club

Sigur Ros – Deer Lake Park

Tame Impala – Commodore Ballroom

Youngblood Hawke – Venue

Thursday May 30

Surfer Blood (opening for Foals) – Commodore Ballroom

Thusrday June 6

Ryan Bingham – Venue

Who are you excited to see this year? Who should Vancity Buzz feature in our Sasquatch review? Tear up the comments section; we want to hear from you! Lock in this Sasquatch Preview playlist and stay tuned for our coverage after the show!

Words and Photo by James Oborne

Twitter: @obeezyjay