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Sasquatch! Festival Lineup Announced; The Cure, R.E.M. to Headline

February 25, 2008 4:02 PM ET

The Sasquatch! Festival lineup has been announced. Leading the pack are the Cure, R.E.M., and something called "the Flaming Lips' U.F.O. Show," which we assume will have something to do with this. Additionally, the Lips will debut their long-in-the-works feature film Christmas On Mars. Also on the bill for the three-day event (taking place May 24-26 at The Gorge in Washington) are Modest Mouse, Death Cab for Cutie, M.I.A., Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks and lots more.

R.E.M. / The Cure / The Flaming Lips U.F.O. Show / Death Cab For Cutie / Modest Mouse / M.I.A. / Flight Of The Conchords / Rodrigo Y Gabriela / Michael Franti & Spearhead / The Breeders / Built To Spill / The Hives / Tegan & Sara / The Presidents / Ghostland Observatory / Ozomatli / The New Pornographers / Blue Scholars / The National / The Kooks / Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks / Cold War Kids / Beirut / Rogue Wave / Okkervil River / Fleet Foxes / Kinski / Mates of State / Crudo (featuring Mike Patton & Dan The Automator) / Sera Cahoone / Battles / Destroyer / Dyme Def / The Blakes / Pela / Jamie Lidell / The Cops / Dengue Fever / Siberian / Say Hi / White Rabbits / David Bazan / The Little Ones / "Awesome" / Dead Confederate / The Heavenly States / 65daysofstatic / Grand Archives / Vince Mira with the Roy Kay Trio / Joshua Morrison / Throw Me The Statue / J. Tillman / Thao Nguyen with the Get Down Stay Down / The Cave Singers / Matt Costa / The Shaky Hands

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