Show Preview: Sasquatch Festival! – Day One, Fri. 5/23

Sasquatch! Festival, all sold out, features a particularly appealing lineup this year. On Friday alone – if you have your tickets – you could see a range of music from Foster the People to Kithkin to Phosphoresent, and throw in comedy from Kyle Dunnigan. Get ready to camp, see loads of people and bands, and have fun! Here are a few picks for Sasquatch, Day One:

Sasquatch, Friday May 23rd

1:00 – 1:45 Iska Dhaaf @ the Narwhal Stage

Seattle’s Iska Dhaaf is the talented duo of Benjamin Verdoes and Nathan Quiroga. The group excels at ’60s-inspired rock sounds – warning: they will get, at the very least, your toes tapping.

Iska Dhaaf – photo by Abby Williamson


1:00 – 1:45 Mary Lambert @ the Sasquatch Stage

Another much loved Seattle artist, Mary Lambert, performs at the Sasquatch Stage. Lambert’s moving voice and songs earned her a spot on Capitol Records, with whom she released Welcome to the Age of My Body in 2013.

Mary Lambert – photo by Debora Spencer


2:00 – 2:45 Kithkin @ the Narwhal Stage

Over on the Narwhal stage, stunning Seattle quartet Kithkin, will work their magic on the suspecting and – unsuspecting audience. Get to the stage early and earn a prized spot to experience their out of control and mystical rapture.

Kithkin‘s Kelton Sears – photo by Dagmar


3:05 – 3:50 Liars @ the Bigfoot Stage

Marvelous Liars will be at Sasquatch to play their mysterious music. I’d expect to hear quite a few songs off the Australians’ new album, Mess, which just saw the light of day in March.

Angus Andrew of Liars – photo by Kevin N. Murphy


3:45 – 4:30 Kyle Dunnigan @ El Chupacabra Stage

For a break from music, head over to El Chupacabra Stage and enjoy comedian Kyle Dunnigan. Dunnigan, also a musician, co-hosts the podcast, Professor Blastoff.

Kyle Dunnigan


4:10 – 5:10Kongos @ the Bigfoot Stage

Kongos, a South African quartet of brothers, re-released their amazing second album, Lunatic, in the States last year. Don’t miss this wonderfully solid rock band!



5:15 – 6:15 Shakey Graves @ the Yeti Stage

Shakey Graves is a gentleman from Texas,” reveals the singer-songwriter’s Facebook page. Sounds good. Even better is this man’s music. Have a listen to Shakey Graves’ Roll the Bones before you check him out on Friday.

Shakey Graves


6:35 – 7:35 Phosporescent @ the Bigfoot Stage

Phosphorescent, the Athens, Georgia-based project by Matthew Houck, heads to Sasquatch for a plum, evening set time. Go and love him.



8:45 – 10:00Foster the People @ the Sasquatch Stage

Foster the People, another band I love, is back! Always a fun band to watch live, they have a new album, Supermodel, out as well.

Foster the People‘s Mark Foster


11:30 – 1:00 AMRudimental @ El Chupacabra Stage

Brits Rudimental, the band behind that song, you know the one, “Feel the Love,” have charted worldwide. The eclectic group will bring you into, technically, day two of Sasquatch!



12:00 AM – 1:30 AMDie Antwoord @ the Bigfoot Stage

South Africa’s Die Antwoord, a quirky rap duo, are another option you can party with through Saturday morning.

Yolandi Visser of Die Antwoord – photo by Jackie Canchola


Friday’s Full Schedule


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