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Sasquatch! unveils its 2017 lineup: Frank Ocean, Twenty One Pilots, Chance the Rapper to headline

Early this morning, the 2017 lineup for the Sasquatch! Music Festival was announced on its official website. Twenty One Pilots, Chance the Rapper and Frank Ocean will be headlining the event. Other notable artists include alternative rock band The Shins, EDM duo Big Gigantic, Pittsburgh-area rapper Mac Miller and indie band Car Seat Headrest. Portlandia star and Saturday Night Live comedian Fred Armisen will also be making an appearance. 

General admission tickets for this year’s festival will go on sale Saturday, Jan. 28, at 10 a.m. The three-day festival will last from May 26-28 over Memorial Day Weekend.

When Sasquatch! announced that it would be cutting an entire day from its lineup, many people took to social media to speculate that the festival was doing this in order to draw bigger-name acts by consolidating their funds. In 2014 Sasquatch! expanded by adding a second weekend in July, but the festival quickly reverted to just one weekend the following year. Attendance has steadily dropped since then. In June, the Oregonian reported that last year’s festival had half as large a draw as in 2015 with 11,000 ticket holders attending the festival.

Below is the complete list of the acts set to perform at Sasquatch! 2017:

Twenty One Pilots, Frank Ocean, Chance The Rapper,

The Head and The Heart, The Shins, MGMT, Phantogram,

Mac Miller, Bonobo, Rufus Du Sol, Kaytranada, Big Gigantic,

Bleachers, Kiiara, Bomba Estereo, Bob Moses, Aesop Rock,

Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Vulfpeck, Car Seat Headrest,

Catfish & The Bottlemen, American Football, Mount Kimbie,

Thee Oh Sees, Foxygen, Jagwar Ma, The Strumbellas, Kungs, The Radio Dept.,

Manatee Commune, Fakear, The Hotelier, Mondo Cozmo, Moses Sumney,

Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Arkells, Cigarettes After Sex, July Talk,

Sales, Boogie, Joey Purp, Kaiydo, Corey Harper, Klangstof, Flint Eastwood,

IHF, Hoops, Kyle Craft, Courtney Marie Andrews, Saint Mesa,

Los Colognes, Porter Ray, Gazebos, and more to come!

Comedy Acts:

Fred Armisen, Sasheer Zamata, Nate Bargatze, Beth Stelling,

Alice Wetterlund, Sam Morril, Emmett Montgomery, Yogi Paliwal

Watch the Sasquatch! announcement trailer for this year’s lineup:

At midnight, a post on the social media sharing and discussion website Reddit appeared to leak the announcement video for the 2017 Sasquatch! Music Festival lineup. The same video appeared this morning on the festival’s website, confirming the full lineup.

Check out The Emerald’s coverage of last year’s festival and let us know what you think of 2017’s Sasquatch! lineup by commenting or sharing this post along with your reaction.

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Craig Wright

Craig Wright

Craig is the senior arts and culture editor for the Emerald. He is from West Linn, Oregon, and is a senior majoring in journalism at the UO. He has made Nick Frost laugh and has been deemed to be "f---ed up in the head" by legendary thrash-metal band Slayer.