DailyCandy's Guide to Sasquatch Music Festival

Bands We Want to See at the Gorge

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We’re headed to Washington’s Gorge Amphitheatre this holiday weekend. Here’s a guide to Sasquatch Fest’s must-see artists and where you’ll find them (and us) each day.

Pitch your tent in the ground and get your party on.
Death from Above 1979: The unsung dance-punk band has reunited and aims to knock your socks off. (Sasquatch stage, 8 p.m.)
Foo Fighters: They put on a good ol’ rock show, period. (Sasquatch stage, 9:30 p.m.)

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Death Cab for Cutie headlines, but these up-and-comers also deserve a listen.
Sharon Van Etten: Acoustic, introspective songs of heartbreak for you and your sleeping bag buddy. (Bigfoot stage, 4:05 p.m.)
Wye Oak: Wistful, bracing indie rock by way of B-more. (Yeti stage, 5:40 p.m.)
The Antlers: The Brooklyn crooners debuted the album Burst Apart in full at SXSW. Now’s your chance to sing along. (Bigfoot stage, 6:20 p.m.)

There are plenty of great bands to check out (Beach House, Yeasayer, Flying Lotus, The Drums), but pencil in time for an unforgettable eve with the headliner.
The Flaming Lips: Feel like a big kid in Wayne Coyne’s Technicolor dream. (Sasquatch stage, 8 p.m.)

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Let the good times roll.
Givers: They have a fun psych-rock sound. Think Vampire Weekend with a girl in the mix. (Bigfoot stage, noon)
Best Coast: The SoCal gal makes you feel like you have sand in your toes. Her tweets (@bestycoastyy) are our guilty pleasure. (Yeti stage, 6:45 p.m.)
Surfer Blood: A new EP in the works means song premieres from the guitar-riffing, shy guys. (Bigfoot stage, 6:20 p.m.)
Major Lazer: End with a bang and bounce to “Pon de Floor.” Even Beyoncé had to sample it for her latest girl anthem. (Banana Shack, 9:30 p.m.)

Print off and stash this handy guide in your suitcase, then download our mixtape before you go.

Photos: Shaun Regan