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Published: 2014/03/22

Sasquatch Cancels July 4th Festival

The Sasquatch Music Festival has cancelled its 4th of July weekend event, which was scheduled take place for the first time this summer. A statement from festival reads:

The 2nd weekend of Sasquatch! Music Festival on Fourth of July Weekend has been canceled. The traditional Sasquatch! Music Festival on Memorial Day Weekend will continue as planned. A limited number of Memorial Day Weekend passes are still available for purchase at LiveNation.com.

Ticketmaster will refund the credit cards used to purchase passes for the Fourth of July Weekend. For those who purchased tickets to both weekends, half of the total purchase price (which was applied to the Fourth of July Weekend) will be refunded. The discount on the Memorial Day Weekend purchase will remain in effect. For more information, please call Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000.

“The Sasquatch! community has spoken. They continue to support the traditional Memorial Day Weekend event with great enthusiasm. Unfortunately, the second weekend was not embraced. We felt it was better to cancel the new event now and give everyone time to make alternative plans for the Fourth of July weekend. Going forward, Sasquatch! Music Festival will be at the Gorge Amphitheatre on the weekend the fans want: Memorial Day Weekend only,” said Jeff Trisler, President of Live Nation Seattle.

Some of the acts scheduled to perform on Fourth of July Weekend will be making alternate plans to perform at other venues. Information will be released as available.

The first-ever 4th of July weekend incarnation of Sasquatch was supposed to feature performances by Soundgarden, Kraftwerk (3D), New Order, Frank Ocean, Neutral Milk Hotel, Broken Bells, Spoon, Tegan & Sara, Gogol Bordello, Local Natives, Big Gigantic, Deltron 3030, Dr. Dog, Of Montreal, Kurt Vile, Punch Brothers, Foxygen and many more.

Comments

There are 4 comments associated with this post

j March 22, 2014, 14:28:27

Second summer in a row someone has tried to bite on the 4th of July weekend. HSMF has that locked down on the west coast.

Agent Stardog March 22, 2014, 14:43:55

I think it’s less about competing w/ High Sierra and more about the lack of wisdom in scheduling an event for whats sure to be one of the hottest weekends of the year at the Gorge, not a fun time to be out there…

MarZaPhiGar March 23, 2014, 02:07:15

Actually, it woulda been a good year to poach from the HSMF, considering how gawd-awfully lame this year’s line-up is.

T-Mac March 29, 2014, 13:23:21

Yeah. With a 1st round lineup or Widespread Panic, Beats, TBT, Brotherhood, Lettuce, Punch Bros, Greensky and Budos? Sounds like just a complete drag…... Really?

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