The Northwest's annual Sasquatch! Music Festival will stretch its big feet over two weekends this summer, with Outkast headlining the fest's usual Memorial Day weekend and Soundgarden heading up its first-ever Fourth of July weekend. The festival will take place at its usual outpost of the Gorge Amphitheatre, in George, Washington. Festival passes will go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m. PST.
Notable artists performing Memorial Day weekend, which takes place from May 23rd to May 25th this year, include the National, Queens of the Stone Age, M.I.A., Haim, Neko Case, and Tyler, the Creator. The comedy tent for that weekend will include sets by Maya Rudolph's Prince cover band Princess, Nick Swardson and Eric André, among others.
The Fourth of July installment, which will run from July 4th to July 6th, will feature music by Kraftwerk, New Order, Frank Ocean, Röyksopp and Robyn, Neutral Milk Hotel and many more. Its comedy stage will feature sets by Demitri Martin, Eugene Mirman, W. Kamau Bell, John Hodgeman and more. The weekend will also feature a fireworks show.
"There has never been a time in history with as much access to new music as we are experiencing right now," Sasquatch! founder and coproducer Adam Zacks said in a statement. "We are excited to offer two unique weekends to explore over 200 of the best and brightest in this golden era of music discovery."
Sasquatch! produced the video below, showing the growth of two sasquatch twins into a beastly rock band that plays music as the lineups for each festival run over the screen.