Sasquatch Music Festival 2016
The Gorge, George, WA
05.27.16 – 05.3016

Fourteen years in the making and known for its eclectic mix of artists, Sasquatch! Music Festival once again took over the majestic Gorge Amphitheatre in Central Washington for four days of music and mayhem. We set out to cover as much as possible, making it to 62 performances, albeit even if only for a few songs before scurrying off to the next.

From Vic Mensa’s army of cut-out skeleton soldiers, massive clouds of smoke, and provocative political statements; to Savages’ Jehnny Beth slaughtering of the stage with fierocity, the festival featured something for everyone, and some seriously standout performances. We were blown away by Scottish post-punkers The Twilight Sad, who got gloriously loud and dynamically unhappy, and confused – in a good way – by Ty Segall and The Muggers as they arrived to accept their “creeper of the year” award.

None of the headliners disappointed: Disclosure brought the beats, Major Lazer made everyone dance, The Cure made all the eyeliner run, and Florence and the Machine washed over the hill with magic. Day three saw wind delays and cancellations, but Leon Bridges gave an acoustic performance that everyone will remember, and Tacocat threw a few-beers-in party. Sir the Baptist took everyone to metaphorical chuch, complete with custom fans, a trampoline, a tuba, and the kind of energy one should bottle, and Sufjan Stevens wore wings and smashed a banjo.

Check out the photo recap for proof, and make sure to keep an eye out for next year’s lineup, as it’s always a Memorial Day weekend to remember.

Review and photos by Stephanie Dore

Sasquatch Music Festival 2016