Ville Magazine l Insider Access for City Lifestyle Mar/Apr 2016 / People Issue - Page 46
Spring is upon us. We will soon welcome warm weather, longer days, and the shedding of layers. This is also the
beginning of one of the best seasons on the planet, festival season. Festivals are a perfect way to experience
new music and make memories with your best friends. Whether you are schlepping to the Gorge Amphitheatre
or staying local in Seattle, there are plenty of fantastic festivals you can enjoy this year. Written by: Casey Martin
Memorial Day Weekend, May 27 - 30
For 15 years, Sasquatch! has been held at the beautiful Gorge
Amphitheatre. If you want an all-encompassing event, then this is
the one for you. Sasquatch! is widely known for having a diverse
line up. The best names of rock, hip hop, and electronic all come
together during Memorial Day weekend to celebrate the exquisite
views and great music. Sasquatch also features hilarious comedy
acts to be enjoyed. Some of the big artists on this year’s lineup are
The Cure, Disclosure, Alabama Shakes, A$AP Rocky, Allen Stone,
and Chet Faker. Lesser known acts you should definitely not miss
are Four Tet, Vince Staples, Oddisee, Beat Connection, The Internet,
and Deep Sea Diver. www.sasquatchfestival.com
Thunderpussy at Sasquatch! 2015. (photo credit: Creative Copper Images)
June (date to be announced)
Paradiso took the Washington rave culture out of the darkness of clubs and fused it with nature at the Gorge Amphitheatre.
Although this is entirely an electronic music festival, there are plenty of subgenres under the electronic umbrella for everyone.
Whether you are into House, Trance, Deep, Tech, Dubstep, Psy, or Bass, there is something magical to experience at Paradiso.
CAPITOL HILL BLOCK PARTY
July 22 - 24
In 1997, Capitol Hill Block Party began as a one-day event with one small
stage. Now 20 years later, it has expanded into one of the best festivals
in the Pacific Northwest. What is so special about Block Party is that
it’s held smack dab in the middle of Capitol Hill. It is impossible not to
enjoy yourself as you are dancing on the main streets with your friends,
jumping from one stage to beer garden to food truck to another stage.
Don’t miss your chance to party in the streets this summer.
Paradiso at the Gorge Amphitheatre.. (photo credit: noiseporn.com)
September 2 - 4
Held in the Seattle Center, Bumbershoot is much more than
just a music