Sasquatch 2016: Festival Goes On Despite Nearby Wildfire
A wildfire near the Gorge Amphitheatre in Washington State might have led to some set cancelations at Sasquatch Music Festival on Sunday (May 29) as “high winds” could have blown smoke onto festival grounds.
Local news station KIRO 7 reports that although an evacuation was ordered approximately three miles south of the Gorge Amphitheatre, "Sasquatch is fine." Officials tell KIRO 7 that the fire is burning away from the venue, not toward it.
A Billboard contributor on the scene at Sasquatch reports that the show is going on despite some cancelations. At press time, Yo La Tengo was performing while smoke was visible from the festival grounds, and no announcements in reference to the wildfire had been made.
Sasquatch posted a handful of updates about set cancelations (and some rescheduled set times) due to high winds earlier in the day on Twitter.
Due to wind delay Tacocat's set will now be at 5:30 in the El Chupacabra tent. Go to there!— Sasquatch! Festival (@Sasquatch) May 29, 2016
Bummer alert: due to high winds @Houndmouth set has been cancelled— Sasquatch! Festival (@Sasquatch) May 29, 2016
Update: due to high winds @SaintMotel set has been cancelled— Sasquatch! Festival (@Sasquatch) May 29, 2016
Additional reporting by William Goodman