The George at Washington assumes a festival vibe of the best kind every Memorial Day weekend as it plays host to the Sasquatch! Music Festival and The Sherp deems it absolutely unmissable!
Easily proving itself to be one of the most looked forward to festivals in the whole of USA, Sasquatch! gets it right every single time with an amazing line-up, show and attendance. What started off as a two-day two-weekend festival, now stands proudly sprawled across four days during the Memorial Day weekend in May, starting this Friday. And we want to tell you why choosing to head there will be the best decision you make!
That panoramic view
Sasquatch! quite easily takes the cake for one of the best festival locations in the world. The natural amphitheatre is surrounded by a scenic vision of hills on all sides, along with the Columbia River flowing daintily past, and can hold a live audience the size of almost 20,000 people! At Sasquatch!, you will find festival goers spread across the hills looking down at the grand stage showcasing the best live acts below while they lazily gaze across the river to catch the river canyons that stand proudly. The natural beauty of the location is a far-fetched ideal from artificially constructed festival sets, and this makes Sasquatch! truly unique.
The 2015 Sasquatch! Walk of Fame
We call it the Walk of Fame, because there is no better way to describe the line-up for the festival this year, including not just musicians but superior comedy acts. Featuring hip-hop artist of the moment, Kendrick Lamar, the psychedelic band with that gradually releasing album, Tame Impala, queen of coolth, St. Vincent, crooner of trip-hop extraordinaire, James Blake, Led Zeppelin legend Robert Plant, indie-folk crew Of Monster and Men along with other big names like Lana Del Ray, Ryan Adams, Flume, SBTRKT, The Decemberists, The Glitch Mob to name a few. It’s an exhaustively brilliant bunch of musicians on purpose, easily making Sasquatch! one of the better lined festivals of the season.
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Its indie spirit
The festival, named after one of mythical creature, the Big Foot’s many alternate names, is a grand spectacle of music, yet one that remains largely intact with its indie spirit. Not as grand as Coachella or Glastonbury, the festival resonates with its attendees for its humble vibe. Even though it attracts up to 20,000 festival goers, it never stands as an orchestrated show of effort, but rather a natural, free-flowing celebration. Since the festival takes place in a semi-rural set up away from the main city, the number of campers at the festival only contributes to its real nature. It’s the getaway, coupled with the right vibes that make Sasquatch! a wonderful festival experience.