Another Sasquatch music festival has come and gone and more Canadians flocked to Eastern Washington four four days of jam-packed music and madness. 2013 was the year of collaborations; while some festivals choose to have a set where a couple different bands will choose some songs to play together, or set appearances are just expected, Sasquatch blew us away with the freedom the artists could take in inviting each other on stage, and the crowd seemed to feed off it and become ever-friendly amongst each other. Some of these collaborations included the Marcus Mumford joining Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, and then returning the favor later on during Mumford and Sons’ set, Natalie Bergmann joining Elvis Costello, and Michael Kiwanuka’s star studded cover of the Band’s “the Weight” . Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready also made a surprise appearance Memorial Monday to perform the national anthem on his guitar.
All photos are photos taken by James Oborne unless posted otherwise.
Blues singer ZZ Ward opened the Sasquatch main stage with a soulful set under sunny skies.
Vancouver’s finest garage rock duo, Japandroids pummeled the eardrums of everyone in the vicinity of the Bigfoot stage Friday afternoon.
Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig on the Bigfoot Stage Friday night (Photo: Matthew Lamb)
Seattle’s own, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis played a homecoming set like none other with acrobatics and costume stages and one of the most elabortae set decorations of the festival. (Photo: Matthew Lamb)
Saturday afternoon, Seattle electronic dance music up and comer, Robert Delong, performed an upbeat set incorporating Wii remotes to computer joysticks.
Vancouver’s Bear Mountain was enjoying the music and hanging out with fans after their set on Saturday afternoon.
Parks and Rec’s Nick Offerman delights a packed Chupacabra Tent on Saturday afternoon with his comedic stand-up. (Photo: Matthew Lamb)
Sigur Ros follow up the XX’s dream pop main stage set with some more of the same. Jonsi Birgisson is seen here slaying his guitar with a bow. (Photo: Matthew Lamb)
Vancouver MC Shad entertains an excited crowd Sunday afternoon.
Earl Sweatshirt brought his effortless flow to a packed crowd at the Bigfoot stage Sunday.
Swedish folk singer, the Tallest Man on Earth, might have been the smallest man on the main stage Sunday but he packed it out with his foots-stomping bluesy-folk songs. (Photos: Christopher Nelson)
Vancouver’s own Grimes had a synth drenched spooky set on the Bigfoot stage Sunday evening. (Photo: Matthew Lamb)
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros invited about 20,000 fans to join them in a love and happiness oriented family sing-along at the main stage on Sunday. (Photo: Matthew Lamb)
Elvis Costello was joined by Wild Belle’s Natalie Bergman to pump out a fun set of oldies. (Photo: Matthew Lamb)
Sunday night headliners, Mumford and Sons played a vivacious crowd-amping set that was well worthy of their return to Sasquatch three years later as Festival headliners. (Photo: Matthew Lamb)
Scottish electro-pop band CHRVCHES play for damp fans with undampened spirits at the Bigfoot Stage Monday. (Photo: Christopher Nelson)
Imagine Dragons got down to business after Azealia Banks cancelled on the main stage Monday afternoon. (Photo: Christopher Nelson)
Alt-J perform to a packed crowd on Monday night at the Bigfoot Stage (Photo: Christoper Nelson)
The Lumineers played hit after hit while the crowd sang along with them Monday night, closing down the main stage.
Steve Aoki shut down the dance tent Monday night with his well-known rambunctious mixes.