Sasquatch! Music Festival
Sasquatch! Music Festival was an annual music festival held at The Gorge Amphitheatre in Washington, it took place on Memorial Day weekend. Sasquatch! Typically featured a range of musical genres, with the emphasis being on indie rock bands and singer-songwriters, but including alternative rock, hip hop, EDM, comedy acts; as of 2012 the festival featured five stages: Sasquatch! Main Stage, Bigfoot Stage, Banana Shack, Yeti Stage, Uranus Stage. Most attendees of the festival camped in designated campsite fields nearby, as the venue is remote and there are no large urban areas nearby. Sasquatch! was voted as one of the "Top 10 Summer Music Festivals in the US" by ConcertBoom. The Sasquatch! Music Festival was founded in 2002 by Pacific Northwest-based concert promoter Adam Zacks at House of Blues. Prior to the inception of the festival, Zacks booked and managed shows at the Roseland Theater in Portland, Oregon. After moving to Seattle to be closer to friends and family, Zacks began considering the creation of a music festival in the Pacific Northwest.
In an interview with Seattle Weekly in September 2007, Zacks described the birth of Sasquatch!: Sasquatch was an idea born on a hunch that there was untapped demand for a certain kind of festival that catered to the eclectic tastes of music enthusiasts. It started in 2002, shortly after a number of the touring festivals had petered out and the beginning of the wave of regional festivals that started with Coachella and now is a dominant force on the music landscape, with Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits, etc. In 2014, Adam Zacks decided to expand the festival to two weekends due to the high demand for tickets in 2013. On March 21, 2014 the Independence Day Weekend of Sasquatch was cancelled. Jeff Trisler, President of Live Nation, released the following statement upon the announcement: "The Sasquatch! Community has spoken, they continue to support the traditional Memorial Day Weekend event with great enthusiasm," Jeff Trisler, president of Live Nation Seattle, said in a statement. "Unfortunately, the second weekend was not embraced.
We felt it was better to cancel the new event now and give everyone time to make alternative plans for the Fourth of July weekend. Going forward, Sasquatch! Music Festival will be at the Gorge Amphitheatre on the weekend the fans want: Memorial Day Weekend only." On June 28, 2018, Zacks announced that Sasquatch! Music Festival would cease operation indefinitely and would not be returning in 2019; the lineup for the 2011 Sasquatch! Music Festival was announced on 6 February 2011; the lineup for the 2010 Sasquatch! Music Festival was announced on 15 February 2010. Headliners for the event included My Morning Jacket, Massive Attack, Ween; the event took place on Memorial Day weekend, 29–31 May 2010. The comedy lineup included Rob Riggle, Bobcat Goldthwait, Luke Burbank, Mike Birbiglia, Patton Oswalt and Craig Robinson; the lineup for the 2009 Sasquatch! Music Festival was announced on 17 February 2009. Headliners for the event included Jane's Addiction, Kings of Leon, Ben Harper & Relentless7; the event took place on Memorial Day weekend, 23–25 May 2009.
The comedy lineup included Zach Galifianakis and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, Todd Barry, H. Jon Benjamin, God's Pottery, People's Republic of Komedy, The Whitest Kids U Know, The Red Wine Boys, Maria Bamford; the lineup for the 2008 Sasquatch! Music Festival was announced on 25 February 2008. Headliners for the event included R. E. M; the Cure, The Flaming Lips. The event took place on Memorial Day weekend, 24–26 May 2008. Hosted by Rainn Wilson; the 2008 festival features the first Sasquatch! comedy tent. The Flaming Lips' long-awaited film Christmas on Mars premiered on Sunday, May 25 at the festival; the 2007 Sasquatch! Music Festival was hosted by Sarah Silverman, Michael Showalter, Aziz Ansari. M. I. A. was cancelled due to visa complications. The 2006 Sasquatch! Music Festival marked the first time; the event began on Friday, May 26 and lasted until Sunday, May 28. The second day was marked by an afternoon hailstorm, which forced Neko Case and her band off stage and threatened to shut down the show entirely.
The storm subsided and the festival was able to continue as scheduled. The 2005 Sasquatch! Music Festival took place on Saturday, May 28; the 2004 Sasquatch! Music Festival took place on Saturday, May 29; the event was hosted by David Cross. Hosted by El Vez. Dave Matthews Band Nine times Neko Case - 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2014, 2018 Six times Ben Gibbard - 2003, 2006, 2008, 2011, 2004, 2013 Modest Mouse - 2003, 2005, 2008, 2011, 2015, 2018 Five Times The Decemberists - 2004, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2015 Four Times Death Cab for Cutie - 2003, 2006, 2008, 2011 The Flaming Lips - 2003, 2006, 2008, 2011 The Shins - 2004, 2006, 2012, 2017 The National - 2008, 2010, 2014, 2018 Tune-Yards - 2010, 2012, 2014, 2018 David Bazan - 2003, 2018, 2006, 2008 Phantogram - 2010, 2014, 2016, 2017 Blitzen Trapper - 2007, 2009, 2012, 2017 Three times Cold War Kids - 2008, 2011, 2014 Blue Scholars - 2005, 2006, 2008 Visqueen - 2004, 2005, 2007 Ben Harper - 2002, 2006, 2009 Fleet Foxes- Twice in 2008, 2009 Minus the Bear - 2003, 2007, 2010 Grizzly Bear - 2007, 2009, 2018 Major Lazer - 2011, 2014, 2016 The Long Winters - 2004, 2007, 2010 Sam Roberts - 2003
The Indianapolis Star
The Indianapolis Star is a morning daily newspaper that began publishing on June 6, 1903, in Indianapolis, United States. It has been the only major daily paper in the city since 1999, when the Indianapolis News ceased publication, it won the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting twice, in 1975 and 1991. It is owned by the Gannett Company; the Indianapolis Star was founded on June 6, 1903, by Muncie industrialist George F. McCulloch as competition to two other Indianapolis dailies, the Indianapolis Journal and the Indianapolis Sentinel, it acquired the Journal a year and two days and bought the Sentinel in 1906. Daniel G. Reid purchased the Star in 1904 and hired John Shaffer as publisher replacing him. In the ensuing court proceedings, Shaffer emerged as the majority owner of the paper in 1911 and served as publisher and editor until his death in 1943. Central Newspapers, Inc. and its owner, Eugene C. Pulliam—maternal grandfather of future Vice President Dan Quayle—purchased the Star from Shaffer's estate on April 25, 1944, adopted initiatives to increase the paper's circulation.
In 1944, the Star had trailed the evening Indianapolis News but by 1948 had become Indiana's largest newspaper. In 1948, Pulliam purchased the News and combined the business, mechanical and circulation operations of the two papers, with the News moving into the Star's building in 1950; the editorial and news operations remained separate. Eugene S. Pulliam took over as publisher upon the death of his father in 1975, a role he retained until his own death in 1999. In September 1995, the newsroom staffs of the Star and the News merged. In 1999, the News ceased publication, leaving the Star as the only major daily paper in Indianapolis. Soon thereafter the trustees of Central Newspapers, Inc. the owner of the Star and other newspapers in Indiana and Arizona, began investigating the sale of the small chain to a larger entity. In 2000, the Gannett Company acquired the paper, leaving Indianapolis with no locally owned newspaper other than the Indianapolis Recorder, a weekly circulated in the African-American community.
On July 27, 2012, it was announced that The Indianapolis Star would relocate from its headquarters at 307 North Pennsylvania Street. It was announced that the new location would be the former Nordstrom department store in Circle Centre Mall; this move took place from the summer to fall of 2014. The former location had been used since 1907. After Larry Nassar, USA Gymnastics national team osteopathic physician, was sentenced to up to 175 years in prison in January 2018 for sexually abusing female athletes, the prosecutor in the case praised The Indianapolis Star for uncovering Nassar's decades-long history of abuse; the Star began its investigative reporting into Nassar and USA Gymnastics in 2016 and published its first related article in August 2016 when it shed light on USA Gymnastics' failure to properly investigate credible complaints of sexual abuse or pass the complaints on to police. After the August 2016 story, one of Nassar's victims, Rachael Denhollander, approached the Star about Nassar and USA Gymnastics' failure to investigate her complaint about him.
This resulted in a September 2016 story on Nassar specifically. After the Nassar story, the Star was approached by a large number of Nassar's victims who shared similar stories of abuse. Nassar was charged with criminal sexual conduct in November 2016; the Star has won the Pulitzer Prize twice for investigative reporting. In 1975, the Star was honored for its 1974 series on corruption within the Indianapolis Police Department, it was cited again in 1991 for its 1990 series on medical malpractice. The Indianapolis Star has the most advanced printing presses in the nation; the Pulliam Production Center at 8278 N. Georgetown Road on the northwest side of Indianapolis cost $72 million and covers 200,000 square feet; the press hall that houses the four MAN Roland Geoman presses has 30,672 square feet on two levels. Each of the presses weighs 2,100 short tons, stands seven stories tall, can print 75,000 papers an hour. With all four presses running, 300,000 papers can be printed in just one hour; the Pulliam Production Center allows tours of the facility.
Part of the newspaper's masthead displays the text of 2 Corinthians 3:17: "Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty." Monday through Saturday Section A – National and world news, editorial Section B - USA TODAY Section C – Metro+State - metro and state news, classified ads, weather Section D - Sports Section E - Classified ads, with none in section C.
A Campingflight to Lowlands Paradise, is an annual three-day music and performing arts festival, held in the Netherlands. The festival is held 68 kilometres east of Amsterdam in Biddinghuizen, at Spijk en Bremerberg, adjacent to Walibi Holland. Although the main focus is on music - rock, dance, hip hop and alternative - Lowlands offers indoor and outdoor cinema, theatre and stand-up, ballet and comic strips; the festival is a successor to one of the first Dutch pop festivals: A Flight to Lowlands Paradise, organised in November 1967 by the Utrecht-based artist and painter Bunk Bessel. This festival took place in the Margriethal of Jaarbeurs Utrecht; the entry fee was 10 Dutch guilders, including breakfast. This 18-hour-long event had no top acts but included experimental theatre, poetry, body painting and massage; the Utrecht municipality did not pay up the promised subsidy of 8,000 guilders after the event. On 28 December 1968, this festival was held a second time, postponed by a month from its original date of 23 November to try to get Jimi Hendrix to attend the event.
This could not be arranged, other large acts such as Jeff Beck and Jethro Tull were cancelled. However, Pink Floyd remained on the bill. In the end, the show was sold out to its capacity of 18,000 visitors, for many people it was a cold and disappointing experience as they were unable to get inside. There was unrest and the police had to be involved. In 1993, organizer Willem Venema revived this festival under the name "A Campingflight to Lowlands Paradise"; the festival is attended by around 55,000 visitors, spread over 200 acts and more than ten stages every year which are named according to the NATO phonetic alphabet apart from the Grolsch stage. The majority of stages are inside huge tents - insurance against the Netherlands climate - with the main stage's tent, being the size of a regulation football pitch. Life of Agony released a CD of their unplugged set from the Lowlands Festival in 1997, entitled Unplugged at the Lowlands Festival'97. Official website
I Love Techno
I Love Techno is an international techno music event that takes place in Montpellier, France. National and international DJs perform every year at this event. Associated with the event is a set of music prizes known as the Elektropedia Awards, which are given for excellence in various categories related to techno and the broader electronic dance music genre. From 1995-2014 the festival was based in Belgium; the first edition of this event attracted 700 people. The line-up included Jeff Mills and Daft Punk; because of the sudden growth of the party, the event moved to Flanders Expo. At this venue there was one central room connected to five others named after colours: Red, Blue and Green; the 2003 edition featured an Outdoor area. At its peak, the festival in Ghent attracted about 40,000 visitors from Belgium, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Ireland and Germany as well other parts of Europe and the rest of the world. Many spin-off versions of the festival have been held over the years across Europe.
In 2015, it was announced that the main festival would relocate to Montpellier, France as crowds had shrunk to between 20,000-24,000. Former I Love Techno organiser Peter Decuypere blamed the shrinking crowds on the festival embracing genres like dubstep and electro house. "The map was redrawn by dubstep and electro," he said. "I think that caused a lot of damage to the I Love Techno brand.". Associated with the event is a set of music prizes known as the Elektropedia Awards, which are given for excellence in various categories related to techno and the broader electronic dance music genre. List of electronic music festivals Official site
Music Midtown is a large music festival, held in Atlanta annually from 1994 to 2005, after a six-year hiatus, returned in 2011. During its original run, the festival ran on one weekend each year; the event drew in excess of 300,000 attendees per year during its peak years. Music Midtown started as a two-day event with three stages, it grew to three-day event. During the years that Music Midtown had a three-day run, the event had six main stages; each of these stages were sponsored by a local Atlanta radio station which were used to present dozens of bands playing a wide variety of musical genres. Due to a decline in attendance and rising expenses after the 2005 Music Midtown, promoters placed the festival on hiatus in 2006; the hiatus ran through 2010. The festival returned as a one-day event in 2011, expanded to its current two-day format in 2012; the festival was conceived by Atlanta-based music promoters Alex Cooley, Peter Conlon and Alex Hoffman who sought to create an event similar to the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.
The intent was to present a wide variety of music that both men had come to enjoy during their careers in the music industry. In 1994, the festival launched on a parcel of undeveloped land at Peachtree St. and Tenth St. in the heart of Midtown's business district. After a few years at this site, the festival was forced to move to make way for the construction of the new Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta; the new festival site chosen was in downtown just north of Centennial Olympic Park and consisted of closed-off streets and surface parking lots which made for a hot and somewhat unpleasant experience for daytime concert-goers. This site is now the World of Coca-Cola museum; this led to a brief stay of two years after which the festival moved to the 42 acre location adjacent to the Atlanta Civic Center and now closed SciTrek. After finding this new home, the festival grew and attracted around 300,000 attendees during its peak years. In 2000, the festival featured its largest show to date, they featured over 130 bands.
Although independent promoters when the festival was created and Conlon sold their company, Concert/Southern Promotions, to Clear Channel Communications' subsidiary SFX Entertainment in 1998. In November 2004, Alex Cooley was released by Clear Channel Entertainment in part due to his unsuccessful assimilation into the corporate culture, his age and health problems prevented him from working full-time which played a role. Traditionally on the first weekend in May, the 2005 festival was moved to June 10–12; this was done for better weather, although this ended up being counterproductive, as it put the festival into more heat and humidity and at a greater risk for thunderstorms with dangerous lightning. Most of the 2005 festival was rained on by remnants of Tropical Storm Arlene, repeating many of the May rains it was rescheduled to avoid. Special outdoor tiles were put down in front of the stages to protect the grass and keep it from turning to mud; the 2005 festival doubled the talent budget and raised 3-day ticket prices from $45 to $75.
Conlon cited media reports of potential traffic problems from Music Midtown and the concurrent Vibe MusicFest at the Georgia Dome as "killing" advance ticket sales in the weeks before the event. Others believe that the higher ticket prices may have exceeded the affordability of younger concert-goers; the slated 2005 dates were concurrent with the popular Bonnaroo music and arts festival in neighboring Tennessee, which may have affected both attendance and artist booking. On January 5, 2006, Conlon announced that there would be no Music Midtown in 2006 due to the growing expenses of the festival in its current form and location. Although Conlon left open the possibility of a return at a different location in the future, this left Music Midtown in limbo and on hiatus through 2010. On July 6, 2011, Mayor Kasim Reed and Conlon announced that the festival would return for 2011 as a one-day event on September 24, 2011 at Piedmont Park. Ticket prices for the event were $55, with The Black Keys and Coldplay headlining.
Additional acts included Cage the Elephant, Manchester Orchestra, Young the Giant, The Joy Formidable and others. On September 21, 2011, Conlon said due to the success of advance ticket sales for 2011, he was planning for a 2012 version of the festival. "Next year will be two days, a little more diverse," he said. "I felt. It's gotten people focused again, but I'll start thinking about next year the week after this one. It takes a year to plan these things right." Following the event, local media estimated attendance at 40,000. In 2015, a fourth stage was added to the summer festival; this year they spent in $18 million in production. They donated $100,000 to the Piedmont Park Conservancy. According to the research center at the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, attendee spending brings over $11 million of income to Atlanta. In 2016, the creators decided to change the format of the festival. In previous years, the shows took place on Saturday; the new format moved the shows to Saturday and Sunday due to the large amount of traffic from the neighboring Henry W. Grady High School and the rush hour time period posing a risk.
Friday, May 3, 1996 - Sunday May 5, 1996 - One Day Pass: $17.
Indiana is a U. S. state located in the Midwestern and Great Lakes regions of North America. Indiana is the 17th most populous of the 50 United States, its capital and largest city is Indianapolis. Indiana was admitted to the United States as the 19th U. S. state on December 11, 1816. Indiana borders Lake Michigan to the northwest, Michigan to the north, Ohio to the east, Kentucky to the south and southeast, Illinois to the west. Before becoming a territory, various indigenous peoples and Native Americans inhabited Indiana for thousands of years. Since its founding as a territory, settlement patterns in Indiana have reflected regional cultural segmentation present in the Eastern United States. Indiana has a diverse economy with a gross state product of $359.12 billion in 2017. Indiana has several metropolitan areas with populations greater than 100,000 and a number of smaller industrial cities and towns. Indiana is home to professional sports teams, including the NFL's Indianapolis Colts and the NBA's Indiana Pacers, hosts several notable athletic events, such as the Indianapolis 500 and Brickyard 400 motorsports races.
The state's name means "Land of the Indians", or "Indian Land". It stems from Indiana's territorial history. On May 7, 1800, the United States Congress passed legislation to divide the Northwest Territory into two areas and named the western section the Indiana Territory. In 1816, when Congress passed an Enabling Act to begin the process of establishing statehood for Indiana, a part of this territorial land became the geographic area for the new state. A resident of Indiana is known as a Hoosier; the etymology of this word is disputed, but the leading theory, as advanced by the Indiana Historical Bureau and the Indiana Historical Society, has "Hoosier" originating from Virginia, the Carolinas, Tennessee as a term for a backwoodsman, a rough countryman, or a country bumpkin. The first inhabitants in what is now Indiana were the Paleo-Indians, who arrived about 8000 BC after the melting of the glaciers at the end of the Ice Age. Divided into small groups, the Paleo-Indians were nomads, they created stone tools made out of chert by chipping and flaking.
The Archaic period, which began between 5000 and 4000 BC, covered the next phase of indigenous culture. The people developed new tools as well as techniques to cook food, an important step in civilization; such new tools included different types of spear knives, with various forms of notches. They made ground-stone tools such as woodworking tools and grinding stones. During the latter part of the period, they built earthwork mounds and middens, which showed that settlements were becoming more permanent; the Archaic period ended at about 1500 BC, although some Archaic people lived until 700 BC. The Woodland period commenced around 1500 BC. During this period, the people created ceramics and pottery, extended their cultivation of plants. An early Woodland period group named the Adena people had elegant burial rituals, featuring log tombs beneath earth mounds. In the middle portion of the Woodland period, the Hopewell people began developing long-range trade of goods. Nearing the end of the stage, the people developed productive cultivation and adaptation of agriculture, growing such crops as corn and squash.
The Woodland period ended around 1000 AD. The Mississippian culture emerged, lasting from 1000 AD until the 15th century, shortly before the arrival of Europeans. During this stage, the people created large urban settlements designed according to their cosmology, with large mounds and plazas defining ceremonial and public spaces; the concentrated settlements depended on the agricultural surpluses. One such complex was the Angel Mounds, they had large public areas such as plazas and platform mounds, where leaders lived or conducted rituals. Mississippian civilization collapsed in Indiana during the mid-15th century for reasons that remain unclear; the historic Native American tribes in the area at the time of European encounter spoke different languages of the Algonquian family. They included the Shawnee and Illini, they were joined by refugee tribes from eastern regions including the Delaware who settled in the White and Whitewater River Valleys. In 1679, French explorer René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle was the first European to cross into Indiana after reaching present-day South Bend at the Saint Joseph River.
He returned the following year to learn about the region. French-Canadian fur traders soon arrived, bringing blankets, tools and weapons to trade for skins with the Native Americans. By 1702, Sieur Juchereau established the first trading post near Vincennes. In 1715, Sieur de Vincennes built Fort Miami at Kekionga, now Fort Wayne. In 1717, another Canadian, Picote de Beletre, built Fort Ouiatenon on the Wabash River, to try to control Native American trade routes from Lake Erie to the Mississippi River. In 1732, Sieur de Vincennes built a second fur trading post at Vincennes. French Canadian settlers, who had left the earlier post because of hostilities, returned in larger numbers. In a period of a few years, British colonists arrived from the East and contended against the Canadians for control of the lucrative fur trade. Fighting between the French and British colonists occurred throughout the 1750s as a result; the Native American tribes of Indiana sided with th
Way Out West (festival)
Way Out West is a three-day music festival held in Gothenburg, during August that plays host to a variety of popular music artists from the rock and hip-hop genres. The main festival is complimented with the club concept Stay Out West which features after-hours gigs at various venues around the city; the first festival was held in August 2007 in Slottsskogen on Friday and Saturday and at club venues on Thursday and Saturday nights. In 2012 the festival became a full-fledged three-day festival with live music in Slottsskogen on Thursday. In addition to music, the festival has grown to incorporate other cultural activities such as art exhibitions in Slottsskogen and film showings at cinemas around the city; the festival has had a strong focus on being environmentally friendly and was the first festival in Sweden to become KRAV-certified. Citing environmental reasons, the festival announced on the evening before the first day of the 2012 festival that all food served to artists and visitors during the festival would be vegetarian.
This decision led to a furor of reactions, both negative. The debate culminated with the Gothenburg tabloid GT giving away free sausages and meatballs outside the festival entrance – a move that resulted in a Twitter dispute between the festival's press chief Joel Borg and GT editors, highlighted by the Swedish media; the festival has won both national and international awards including: Gyllene Hjulet's 2012 Rights Holder for the Way Out West brand, Résumé's Monthly Outdoor Marketing Campaign, as well as the Most Innovative Festival at the MTV O Music Awards. The main festival takes place in the 137 hectare Slottsskogen park in central Gothenburg; when the festival area closes for the night there are more performances at various venues in and around central Gothenburg for example Gothenburg Studios. The first Way Out West was held on the 9, 10, 11 August 2007; the second Way Out West festival was held on 7, 8 and 9 August 2008. The third edition of Way Out West was held on 13, 14 and 15 August 2009.
The fourth edition of Way Out West was held on 12, 13 and 14 August 2010. The fifth edition of Way Out West with over 30 000 visitors was held on 11, 12 and 13 August 2011. Source: http://www.wayoutwest.se/ The sixth edition of Way Out West was held on 9, 10 and 11 August 2012. Source: http://www.wayoutwest.se/sv/artister The seventh edition of Way Out West was held on 8, 9 and 10 August 2013. Source: http://www.wayoutwest.se/en/line-up Azealia Banks, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Solange were booked but cancelled their shows. Official website Photos from Way Out West 2007 Review and photos from Way Out West 2008 at Webcuts