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Sasquatch! Festival Will Not Return in 2019

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by Laura Mason | @masonlazarus Fri June 29, 2018 | 06:53 AM

"The future is unclear."

It's not a sentence one would wanna hear from one's favorite festival, but that's what's been announced by Sasquatch! founder Adam Zacks, according to Pitchfork.

"Today we take a bow and bid a fond farewell to Sasquatch!" he continued in an official statement, which is included below.

The festival’s 17th edition happened this past Memorial Day, and we reported on it here. The lineup included Bon Iver, Modest Mouse, The National, and more of the biggest name in music. It's historically been held annually at the stunning Gorge Amphitheater in Quincy, Washington.

Read Adam Zack's full statement:

"Today we take a bow and bid a fond farewell to Sasquatch! I will no longer be producing the Festival, nor will it take place in 2019.

The Festival began 17 years ago on a hunch, greenlit on nothing more than a name and instinct there was space for something with a uniquely Northwest flavor, on Memorial Day weekend, at one of the most beautiful locations on Earth - The Gorge.

17 years is a long time to do anything. The Beatles lasted a mere 8 years, a fact so astonishing it is difficult to believe. While we didn’t accomplish anything as indelible as 'Hey Jude', the Festival left a lasting mark and proudly represented an independent spirit.

Sasquatch! will forever remain a tapestry of the people who worked with us, the artists who inspired us, and the varied experiences of the fans who attended it … of friendships made, engagements, hilltop weddings, permanent tattoos, once in a lifetime collaborations, weather events both treacherous and magnificent, at least one very public conception, and, of course, hundreds of awe inspiring performances. My humblest gratitude to all of you.

May the spirit that made Sasquatch! so special live on.

Onward to the next adventure,

Adam Zacks"

Stay tuned for more news regarding the future of Sasquatch!

Check out our gallery of ecstatic music lovers enjoying Sasquatch! this past Memorial Day Weekend.

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