Ville Magazine l Insider Access for City Lifestyle Mar/Apr 2016 / People Issue - Page 46

BE ENTERTAINED FESTIVAL SEASON Spring is upon us. We will soon welcome warm weather, longer days, and the shedding of layers. This is also the beginning of one of the best seasons on the planet, festival season. Festivals are a perfect way to experience new music and make memories with your best friends. Whether you are schlepping to the Gorge Amphitheatre or staying local in Seattle, there are plenty of fantastic festivals you can enjoy this year. Written by: Casey Martin SASQUATCH Memorial Day Weekend, May 27 - 30 For 15 years, Sasquatch! has been held at the beautiful Gorge Amphitheatre. If you want an all-encompassing event, then this is the one for you. Sasquatch! is widely known for having a diverse line up. The best names of rock, hip hop, and electronic all come together during Memorial Day weekend to celebrate the exquisite views and great music. Sasquatch also features hilarious comedy acts to be enjoyed. Some of the big artists on this year’s lineup are The Cure, Disclosure, Alabama Shakes, A$AP Rocky, Allen Stone, and Chet Faker. Lesser known acts you should definitely not miss are Four Tet, Vince Staples, Oddisee, Beat Connection, The Internet, and Deep Sea Diver. www.sasquatchfestival.com Thunderpussy at Sasquatch! 2015. (photo credit: Creative Copper Images) PARADISO June (date to be announced) Paradiso took the Washington rave culture out of the darkness of clubs and fused it with nature at the Gorge Amphitheatre. Although this is entirely an electronic music festival, there are plenty of subgenres under the electronic umbrella for everyone. Whether you are into House, Trance, Deep, Tech, Dubstep, Psy, or Bass, there is something magical to experience at Paradiso. www.paradisofestival.com CAPITOL HILL BLOCK PARTY July 22 - 24 In 1997, Capitol Hill Block Party began as a one-day event with one small stage. Now 20 years later, it has expanded into one of the best festivals in the Pacific Northwest. What is so special about Block Party is that it’s held smack dab in the middle of Capitol Hill. It is impossible not to enjoy yourself as you are dancing on the main streets with your friends, jumping from one stage to beer garden to food truck to another stage. Don’t miss your chance to party in the streets this summer. Paradiso at the Gorge Amphitheatre.. (photo credit: noiseporn.com) www.capitolhillblockparty.com BUMBERSHOOT September 2 - 4 Held in the Seattle Center, Bumbershoot is much more than just a music