Over the last few years, Memorial Day Weekend for us has become synonymous with Washington’s Sasquatch! Music Festival–you can take a look back at our review from last year to get a sense of just how much we love it. The 4-day event separates itself from other major festivals by offering a one-of-a-kind backdrop overlooking the Columbia River Gorge and being just far enough in the boonies that all attendees camp together. That combination makes for a more communal experience while offering some relief from common festival-goer complaints.

In its second year back to a 4-day bill, Sasquatch! presents one of its most unique lineups to date shedding light on local Seattle musicians early in the day while bringing the headliners everyone has come to expect (aside from The Cure!) to take on the evening performances. While late sets from the likes of Jamie xx, Disclosure and Major Lazer jump out as major electronic acts, the daytime seems more focused on indie rock / pop and hip-hop, which should fit a sunny day in the Gorge perfectly.

To help all our Sasquatch Ninjas prepare, we’ve put together a 40-song playlist highlighting 10 acts for each day of the festival. Whether or not you’ll be at the Gorge this year, we hope you discover some new artists in here–we certainly did in putting it together. If you do make it out, look for the dude with the most colorful shorts and come say what’s up!

Day 1

Lion Babe – Treat Me Like Fire (feat. Snakehips Remix)
Oh Wonder – Body Gold
Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Can’t Keep Checking My Phone
Marcus Marr – Peacemakers
Flume – Smoke and Retribution (feat. Vince Staples)
Alina Baraz & Galimatias – Pretty Thoughts
Yeasayer – Silly Me
Todd Terje – Strandbar (disko)
Disclosure – Jaded
Chet Faker & Marcus Marr – The Trouble With Us

Day 2

Hibou – Dissolve
Raury – Forbidden Knowledge
Tamaryn – Hands All Over Me
Ty Segall – Caesar
Digable Planets – Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)
Kevin Garrett – Come Up Short
Beat Connection – So Good (Live On Kexp)
Preoccupations (fka Viet Cong) – Continental Shelf
Vic Mensa – Wimme Nah (prod. Kaytranada)
Tycho – L

Day 3

Autolux – Brainwasher
Conner Youngblood – A Summer Song
Yo La Tengo – Cherry Chapstick
Leon Bridges – Coming Home
Tycho – Plains (Baio Remix)
Mac DeMarco – Freaking Out The Neighborhood
Shamir – If It Wasn’t True
Purity Ring – Sea Castle
Baauer – Sow
Big Grams – Goldmine Junkie

Day 4

Dave B – Got It From (Prod. Sango)
The Internet – Just Sayin / I Tried
BØRNS – American Money
Thao & The Get Down Stay Down – Holy Roller
Oddisee – No Reservations
Wet – Weak (Clams Casino Remix)
Grimes – Kill V. Maim
Jamie xx & Four Tet – Seesaw (Club Version)
Caribou – Can’t Do Without You (Extended Mix)
Florence & The Machine – You’ve Got The Love (The xx Remix)
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