The annual Sasquatch! Music Festival is the Northwest's biggie, three or four days of big-name bands filling multiple stages in the stunning setting of the Gorge in Central Washington. Every year it falls on Memorial Day weekend, and 2012 will be no exception, as the festival just announced this morning. The next Sasquatch! will fall on May 25-28, 2012, so you can plan your calendars now. A limited number of discounted four-day passes will also go on sale this week on Black Friday, November 25 at 10 am.

While none of the bands have been announced yet—and you'll have to wait until February for that—Sasquatch! usually boasts an admirable lineup, and the setting in the Gorge alone makes it a fine time. I really have no idea what bands will play, but I'll venture a couple guesses: M83. And, very possibly, Radiohead, who I feel certain will play Coachella, so it's wouldn't be a stretch to see them playing other US festivals next spring and summer—including Sasquatch.

End Hits: Let's hope it's not fucking Loutallica.