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Top Acts Performing at 2009 Sasquatch! Music Festival

Most people associate the legendary and mythical sasquatch or yeti with the Himalayas. However, people living in Washington, more often than not think of something else when the word ‘sasquatch’ is mentioned – they think of the Sasquatch! Music Festival.

The Sasquatch! Music Festival has been held every year since it was originally founded in 2002 by Adam Zacks, a Pacific Northwest-based concert promoter. Zacks decided to establish the festival shortly after he moved to the area from Oregon to be closer to family and friends. He saw that there was a need to establish some sort of festival here that catered to the diverse tastes of music enthusiasts living in the area. In order to fill this need he created the Sasquatch! Music Festival and the rest, as they say, is history.

The 2009 Sasquatch! Music Festival will follow the same sort of pattern employed at the festival in previous years. The emphasis will be on indie music, bands and singer-songwriters, though room will be made for alternative rock and hip hop. Three separate festival stages will provide audiences with a good view of the artists. The stages are known as the Sasquatch! Main Stage, the Yeti Stage and the Wookie Stage. The Yeti Stage will be used exclusively to showcase artists from the Pacific Northwest. The entire event is presented by the House of Blues.

So far the lineup for the 2009 Sasquatch! Music Festival is really good, with bands like Jane’s Addiction, Ben Harper and Relentless7, Kings of Leon and Nine Inch Nails headlining at the event. Other bands and artists you can expect to see at the Sasquatch! Music Festival include The Decemberists, King Khan & The Shrines, Shearwater, Passion Pit and Erykah Badu. There will also be a comedy line up at the event which will see the likes of Demetri Martin, Zach Galifiankas, Todd Barry, Jon Benjamin and People’s Republic of Komedy take to the stage. The event is scheduled to take place on Memorial Day weekend, which is on May 23-25, at the Gorge Amphitheatre in Washington. Tickets will be available for purchase from February 28, so book early to make sure you don’t miss out!

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