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Sasquatch! 2013

The annual music festival held in the Gorge Amphitheater in George, Wash., features local stars Macklemore & Ryan Lewis along with such acts as Mumford & Sons, Elvis Costello and the Postal Service.

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This Sasquatch! Music Festival concert-goer dressed for the event in 2013. (Photo: Walter Anderson/KCPQ-TV)

SEATTLE — The second weekend of the Sasquatch! Music Festival, on the Fourth of July weekend, has been canceled because it “was not embraced,” by ticket buyers, the organizer announced Friday. The traditional festival on Memorial Day weekend will still be held.

“The Sasquatch! community has spoken. They continue to support the traditional Memorial Day Weekend event with great enthusiasm,” said Jeff Trisler, president of organizer Live Nation Seattle. “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,” Trisler said.

Ticketmaster will refund the credit cards used to purchase passes for the Fourth of July Weekend, Trisler’s news release said. For those who purchased tickets to both weekends, half of the total purchase price (which was applied to the Fourth of July Weekend) will be refunded. The discount on the Memorial Day Weekend purchase will remain in effect. For more information, please call Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000.

Adam Zacks founded Sasquatch! in 2002.

Some of the acts scheduled to perform on Fourth of July Weekend will be making alternate plans to perform at other venues. Information will be released as available.

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Sasquatch! expands with more days, acts

sasquatchGEORGE, Wash. — Washington’s premiere music festival will double down next year with twice as many weekends and twice as many acts.

Sasquatch! 2014 will take place over two weekends with totally separate lineups of musical acts and comedians, officials with the music festival announced Thursday.

The music festival will continue to take place over Memorial Day weekend from May 23-25. But new this year, Sasquatch! will feature a second weekend over the 4th of July, complete with a different lineup of  bands.

Both events will be held at The Gorge.

According to a release, organizers decided to expand the festival after Sasquatch! 2013 sold out in a record 90 minutes.

Adam Zacks founded Sasquatch! in 2002.

SASQUATCH! 2013 – People flock to Gorge to not only shake and dance away their normal life routine but also strut their stuff and get a little strange.

Check out a bit of the fashion that keeps Sasquatch! strange. Pictures snapped by Q13 FOX Photojournalist Walker Anderson.

THE GORGE – The weekend was nearly complete. The crowd was tired and their feet are weary.

Still on Sunday, more than 20,000 music fans kept bobbing to the beat. Here are some photos from Sunday shot by Q13 Photo Journalist Walker Anderson.

Sasquatch! 2013: From the dark, haunting sounds of the XX to the glam rock energy of Empire of the Sun, Saturday at Sasquatch! fed the masses with a multitude of different music.

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By Kate Burgess, Q13 FOX News reporter

Thousands of people are descending on the Gorge this weekend for four days of amazing music, camping and, naturally, $12 beers. (It’s not called a festival for nothing.)

This is my first time attending and while I’m swilling down a couple of those beers (just kidding, boss) I’m looking forward to getting my music fix more than anything else. The festival’s indie-rock bent speaks to me, and here are some of my top picks that I can’t wait to catch:

Bloc Party:

Maybe it’s nostalgia, but my love for Bloc Party developed in college when my roommate came back from a summer in England. Now every time I hear them, I’m back in our apartment at 3 a.m. blasting “Banquet” and dancing around after a night out in D.C. Bonus: It’s rumored the band is going to break out at least six new songs they plan to release this summer.

Dropkick Murphys:

If only for the chance of banging around to “Shipping Up to Boston.”

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis: 

How can you not love these hometown heroes who throw down on thrifting, same-sex marriage and the triumphant DIY “Can’t Hold Us”?

Mumford and Sons:

While their climb to the top was slow, these English folk-rock lads were duly rewarded with a Grammy for their album “Babel.”

But it certainly doesn’t stop there — and I would suggest catching the Lumineers, Grimes, Imagine Dragons, Cake, Postal Service and El-P. Keep checking back here as we update you from the Gorge on this year’s Sasquatch!