Sasquatch Cancels Second Weekend, Memorial Day Still Happening

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Fourth O’ July Sasquatch, we never got to know you. After announcing to much fanfare last year that the most popular fest in the Northwest would double down in 2014, Sasquatch has cancelled the Fourth of July weekend. Before you freak out, the Memorial Day Weekend (aka classic Sasquatch) will still go ahead full steam.

Unlike Coachella and Austin City Limits, which both ran consecutive weekends in 2013, Sasquatch pulled a wildcard when they announced two editions with separate lineups that would happen scattered over the summer.

Here’s the statement from Live Nation:

“The Sasquatch! community has spoken. They continue to support the traditional Memorial Day Weekend event with great enthusiasm. Unfortunately, the second weekend was not embraced. We felt it was better to cancel the new event now and give everyone time to make alternative plans for the Fourth of July weekend. Going forward, Sasquatch! Music Festival will be at the Gorge Amphitheatre on the weekend the fans want: Memorial Day Weekend only,” said Jeff Trisler, President of Live Nation Seattle.”

Born during a backstage Bonnaroo downpour, Vito's mission in life is to dance, write, and travel to all the great festivals that this wide world has to offer.