Sasquatch! Music Festival provides groovy tunes, an exquisite location and a last powwow for seniors

With headliners Jack White, Bon Iver and Beck, this year’s 11th annual Sasquatch! Music Festival lineup has led to an incredibly high demand for tickets. Other bands include The Shins, Tenacious D, Beirut and many more that have led to excitement among WLHS students.

“I’m really excited to go,” William Renton, senior, said. “I’m most excited to see Nero and Wolfgang Gartner because they are easily two of the best electro artists going.”

This year has proven to be popular among more than WLHS students, though, as the tickets are going fast. It is likely that single-day passes will not be sold this year because the festival is reaching the sold-out point for four-day passes. According to Dillon George, senior, the success of this music festival lies in the location and the music itself.

“I’ve never been before, but I’m sure it’s popular because they get great bands to play at the incredible gorge amphitheater right in front of the river,” George said.
Another reason contributing to the popularity of this festival is the timing. It takes place on Memorial Day weekend, and according to George and Cole Hulden, senior, many seniors see it as a last hurrah before they graduate.

“It’s basically a camping trip with friends, while also seeing some great bands play over the few days we’re there,” Hulden said. “A lot of the senior class is going and it’s at the end of the school year, so it’s kind of like a last big get together before everyone goes to college.”

The festival will be held at the The Gorge Amphitheatre in George, Wash. on Memorial Day Weekend, from May 25-28. Four-day passes are $315. For more information on the event, to purchase tickets or for a full list of the bands and entertainment for this year, visit the Sasquatch! Music Festival official website.