Read the Fine Print: 2016 Sasquatch! Music Festival, May 27-30

Posted on May 23, 2016, 1:26 pm
5 mins

The time has come once again for thousands of concert goers to descend on The Gorge for the Sasquatch! Music Festivalbeginning this Friday, May 27-30. Every year, the release of the festival’s lineup is coupled with a poster that’s destined to become memorabilia for thousands. Placement on that poster separates the headliners from those who will perform on the smaller stage. While the sizable font that comes along with names such The Cure and Disclosure are more than deserved, large festivals like Sasquatch are the perfect time to discover the talent that is present in those names that you may not notice right away. So if you feel like venturing to some of the smaller stages to soak up the music of some emerging artists, be sure to keep an eye out for these names.

Kevin Garrett

Kevin Garrett is a must see at this year’s festival. At just 25 years old, Garrett’s smooth vocals and introspective lyrics deliver powerful emotions in each word he sings. This gifted musician’s all consuming work makes his future project an event to look forward to.

When: Saturday, 7:25pm

Where: El Chupacabra


Alina Baraz 

A year after its release, Alina Baraz’s debut EP “Urban Flora” is still making waves. This young singer-songwriter has the ability coax listeners into a daydream with her sultry voice. She has consistently been named as an artist to watch in the world of R&B, and is definitely one to look out for this upcoming weekend.

When: Friday, 8:30pm

Where: El Chupacabra


Marcus Marr

London based DJ Marcus Marr will be making his way to The Gorge this year. In December of 2015 he released a notable collaboration with Australian electronica musician and Sasquatch headliner, Chet Faker. Marr’s influences range all the way from disco to techno to funk, making for a set that is sure to be complete with dancing, energy and good vibes.

When: Friday, 7:15pm

Where: El Chupacabra


The Dip

The Dip is a dynamic group comprised of eight musicians from the University of Washington. With a combination of pop, soul and rock that is reminiscent of Maroon 5 in their Sunday Morning days, their performance will bring a much needed mellow groove to this year’s lineup.

When: Saturday, 1pm

Where: Yeti


Kaleo

The Icelandic band Kaleo is making its way to the Pacific Northwest. Already a sensation in their home country, the band brings a thoughtful blend of folk, blues and country. Lead singer, JJ Julius Son has a voice that is somehow both raspy and smooth, leaving you with a sensation in your chest that only blues can deliver.

When: Sunday, 6:25pm

Where: Yeti


COSMOS

After winning Sound Off!, EMP’s annual 21-and-under battle of the bands, COSMOS scored a spot on the Sasquatch stage and will be performing later this year at Bumbershoot as well. After hearing their refreshing combination of hip-hop, saxophone and electronic undertones it is clear why they took home the top prize at this year’s competition.

When: Sunday, 12pm

Where: Yeti


LANY

Los Angeles trio LANY will bring their ’80s infused electropop, unique, fun sound to Sasquatch 2016. This rising group is certain to put on a memorable performance.

When: Friday, 7:30pm

Where: Yeti

Tickets for Sasquatch! 2016 are still available for $350 general admission.


Read the Fine Print: 2016 Sasquatch! Music Festival

When: Friday May 27-30

Where: The Gorge Ampitheatre (754 Silica Road NW, George, WA)