Like a bunch of confused crocuses, Festival Lineup Announcement Season has come early this year, and Washington State's Sasquatch! Festival is no exception. Last night the annual music fest announced who would be performing for its 15th year. Let's take a look at the poster (like all worthwhile things, you can click on it to make it bigger):


Hey hey, good news for fans of the Cure and Florence and the Machine! But even with your loveclicks, it might be hard to see what's really worth getting excited about in the small print at the bottom of the poster. Click the jump (oh god, more clicking?) to get a better idea of what's in store:

Florence & The Machine, The Cure, Disclosure, Major Lazer, Alabama Shakes, A$Ap Rocky, Sufjan Stevens, M83, Grimes, Chet Faker, Leon Bridges, Jamie Xx, Purity Ring, Tycho, Allen Stone, Mac Demarco, Digable Planets, Lord Huron, Kurt Vile, Big Grams (Big Boi + Phantogram), Rudimental, Caribou, X Ambassadors, Four Tet, The Internet, Yo La Tengo, Yeasayer, Andra Day, Børns, Oh Wonder, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, M. Ward, Todd Terje, Ty Segall & The Muggers, Savages, Frightened Rabbit, Alina Baraz, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Blind Pilot, Wolf Alice, Vince Staples, Marian Hill, Baauer, Saint Motel, Baroness, Casey Veggies, Vic Mensa, Ibeyi, Oddisee, Noah Gundersen, Wet, Chelsea Wolfe, Houndmouth, Raury, Shamir, Julia Holter, Titus Andronicus, Telekinesis, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Beat Connection, Lany, Protomartyr, The Twilight Sad, Speedy Ortiz, Son Little, Shannon & The Clams, Tamaryn, Soak, La Luz, Kaleo, Kevin Garrett, Bully, Autolux, Tacocat, Deep Sea Diver, Joseph, Hop Along, Baio, Marcus Marr, Hibou, Brothers From Another, John Mark Nelson, Briana Marela, Summer Cannibals, Bayonne, Iska Dhaaf, Sir The Baptist, Conner Youngblood, Oscar, Grace Love & The True Loves, Thunderpussy, Wimps, Dave B, Mindie Lind, The Dip, Fauna Shade, Tangerine, Ruler, And More
Comedy: Natasha Leggero, The Lucas Bros, Todd Barry, Moshe Kasher, Scharpling & Wurster, Lauren Lapkus, Dave Hill, Mark Normand


Hop Along.
Todd Terje.
Frightened Rabbit.
Blind Pilot! (Does this mean the Oregon band will have a new album before then? I say yes.)
Scharpling & Wurster! (The molly kids are gonna love 'em.)
The Internet.
Titus Andronicus!!!
And so on.

It's rare for Sasquatch! to have a headliner that becomes a destination act in itself—although, for some, I guess the Cure could justify the cost of a weekend ticket—but as always, the festival proves its worth by the sheer breadth and depth and total mass of their lineup. There's no one act I would drive six hours to central Washington to see, but you put about 50 or so bands I'd happily see in Portland any night of the week, and throw 'em all together in the Gorge (not literally in the Gorge, although you never know), and you get the makings of a pretty good festival.

Tickets went on sale at 10:00 this morning, so if you have the funds, the wherewithal, and the lack of gray hairs to get you through a four-day weekend of this stuff, have at it.