R.E.M., Flaming Lips, The Cure, M.I.A. and More For Sasquatch Festival 2008

Sasquatch Festival

Many of us in the Newsroom love music festivals. From Coachella to Bonnaroo to Lollapalooza (these would all make fantastic Scrabble words), we think listening to good music out loud, in the open air is great. And it also makes us think about summer, which is always good. Some of us even remember Woodstock – both times (Hi, Kurt!). We have not been to the Sasquatch Festival in Gorge, Washington. But we hear good things. MAYBE THIS IS THE YEAR!

The lineup was announced for the Memorial Day weekend festival and features headliners R.E.M., The Cure, Death Cab For Cutie and the Flaming Lips doing a special “UFO” show. Full lineup after the jump:

Saturday 24 May

R.E.M. / Modest Mouse / M.I.A. / The New Pornographers / The National / Ozomatli / Beirut / Dengue Fever / Fleet Foxes / The Breeders / Okkervil River / Crudo (featuring Mike Patton & Dan The Automator) / Destroyer / The Little Ones / Dead Confederate / Grand Archives / David Bazan / Joshua Morrison / Vince Mira with the Roy Kay Trio / Throw Me The Statue / The Shaky Hands

Sunday 25 May

The Cure / Death Cab For Cutie / Michael Franti & Spearhead / Blue Scholars / Cold War Kids / Tegan & Sara / Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks / The Kooks / Mates of State / Rogue Wave / White Rabbits / The Heavenly States / 65daysofstatic / Sera Cahoone / The Blakes / The Cops / J. Tillman / “Awesome”

Monday 26 May

The Flaming Lips U.F.O. Show / The Mars Volta / Flight Of The Conchords / Rodrigo Y Gabriela / Built To Spill / The Hives / Matt Costa / Ghostland Observatory / Jamie Lidell / Battles / The Cave Singers / Thao Nguyen with the Get Down Stay Down / Pela / Kinski / Dyme Def / Say Hi / Siberian