Pixies Set For Sasquatch!, Eye Summer Shows
The Pixies, Kanye West, Wilco and Modest Mouse lead the lineup for the Sasquatch! Music festival, to be held May 28 at the Gorge Amphitheatre in George, Wash. Billboard.com had learned that the PixiesThe Pixies, Kanye West, Wilco and Modest Mouse lead the lineup for the Sasquatch! Music festival, to be held May 28 at the Gorge Amphitheatre in George, Wash. Other mainstage acts include the Arcade Fire, Ray LaMontagne, Jem, Bloc Party and U.S.E.
The Frames, Joanna Newsom, A.C. Newman, Matisyahu, Bobby Bare Jr., the Be Good Tanyas and the Benevento/Russo Duo will perform on the second stage, while acts with local ties such as Smoosh, Aqueduct, Visqueen and the Blue Scholars will hold court on the third stage.
Sasquatch! is the first confirmed show of 2005 for the Pixies, who staged a triumphant reunion tour last year after a 12-year hiatus. The quartet also plans on working in June and July, according to Marc Geiger, their agent at William Morris Agency.
"We're discussing some innovative ideas," Geiger tells Billboard.com. "We're looking at playing two shows in one night in the same market, with combination tickets. The first show would be a set of rare songs and B-sides, and the second would be the hits."
Geiger says the Pixies are also talking with other "like-minded" acts about playing some amphitheater shows in July, prior to a European run in late August.
Internet presale tickets for Sasquatch! are available through Friday (Feb. 25) via Ticketmaster, with the general public onsale beginning the next day. Camping passes are also available for $30.
Last year's festival featured sets from the Roots, the Shins, the Black Keys, the Postal Service, Built To Spill and Cat Power, among others.