Queens of the Stone Age, Foster the People, M.I.A., Violent Femmes and reunited hip-hop duo Outkast are among the big names announced Monday for the Gorge Amphitheatre's yearly summer concert kickoff event, Sasquatch Festival, which is slated to for May 23 to 25 at the Gorge. The full lineup can be found here.
Seattle grunge greats Soundgarden will headline the main stage during the second installment of the festival, which has been added for Fourth of July weekend this year. Among the bands joining them on the main stage are New Order, Frank Ocean, Spoon, Broken Bells and German electronic music pioneers, Kraftwerk (billed as Kraftwerk 3D). A full lineup for the July installment, which will be held from July 4 to 6, can be found here.
Three-day passes for the May or July installments of the festival will be sold for $325. A full festival pass, allowing entry both months, will go for $550. You'll be able to buy passes through Live Nation beginning 10 a.m. on Feb. 6.