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Jack White, Beck, Bon Iver to Headline Sasquatch Festival

The Roots, the Shins, Feist, Wild Flag and 'Portlandia' also featured on the bill

February 3, 2012 8:45 AM ET
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Beck performs at Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco.
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Jack White, Beck and Bon Iver will headline the 11th annual Sasquatch Music Festival at the Gorge Amphitheatre in George, Washington this Memorial Day Weekend. The festival will also include performances by the Shins, Feist, the Roots, Tune-Yards, Wild Flag, Spiritualized, St. Vincent, the Walkmen, Girl Talk, Tenacious D, Explosions in the Sky, Gary Clark Jr., Beirut, the Joy Formidable, the Civil Wars, Silversun Pickups, M. Ward and Blitzen Trapper. In addition to these and many other bands, the weekend will also feature comedy performances by the cast of Portlandia, Todd Barry, John Mulaney, Nick Kroll, Rob Delaney and others.

Beck's appearance at the top of the bill will come as a surprise to many fans of the alt-rock icon, who has been almost entirely absent from the stage since 2009. This could be an indication that the songwriter is working on new material, which would be his first since Modern Guilt came out in the summer of 2008.

Jack White's headlining slot is also noteworthy, as it is the first solo gig announced for the former White Stripes frontman, who will release Blunderbuss, his first album under his own name, in April.

You can watch a video announcement for the festival below.

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