Musical polyglot Beck will close the 2012 Sasquatch! Music Festival on Memorial Day at the Gorge.
Beck, a three-time Grammy Award winner who is rumored to be working on the follow-up to 2008's Modern Guilt, is scheduled to take the main Sasquatch stage at 10 p.m. May 28, wrapping up the sold-out four-day festival.
The singer/multi-instrumentalist/songwriter/producer hit it big in 1994 with the crossover single Loser and has continued to expand on his brand of rock, soul, funk, electronic music and blues.
Though music fans have known Beck, 41, as a solo act for years, the Sasquatch headliner for May 26, Jack White, rose to fame in the now-disbanded White Stripes. Though White also enjoyed success as a member of the Raconteurs and the Dead Weather, he is going it alone these days. On April 24, the 36-year-old released his first solo album, Blunderbuss, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.
Another critical favorite, indie rock band Bon Iver, will perform May 27. Bon Iver played at Sasquatch for the first time in 2009, and will return after a surge of mainstream attention this year in the wake of Grammy wins for Best New Artist and Best Alternative Music Album.
Eighteen music and comedy acts will perform May 25 across the festival's five stages -- Sasquatch, Bigfoot, Yeti, Banana Shack and The Maine Stage -- followed by 38 acts May 26-28.
Other highlights on the Sasquatch stage include Tenacious D, actor/comedian Jack Black's long-running rock project with Kyle Gass; The Shins, one of Portland's favorite adopted bands; genre-bending dance musician Santigold; and Los Angeles-based alternative rock group Silversun Pickups, which released their third album, Neck of the Woods, on May 8. Electronic artist Pretty Lights is Friday's closer.
The Bigfoot stage also will feature its share of established and rising artists. Hip-hop band The Roots, which has become known for revving up the crowds on Jimmy Fallon's NBC late-night show, will perform at 11:30 p.m. May 26. On May 28, fun., whose We Are Young is all over TV and radio, will play a 45-minute set starting at 4:40 p.m.
For more information about Sasquatch!, go to www.sasquatchfestival.com. Also, check out live tweets from Herald staff writer Katie Dorsey (@katies_dorsey) on May 27 and 28.
Sasquatch main-stage schedule
-- May 25: Allen Stone (5-5:45 p.m.); Of Monsters and Men (6:05-6:50 p.m.); Santigold (7:10-7:55 p.m.); Girl Talk (8:30-9:45 p.m.); Pretty Lights (10:15-11:45 p.m.)
-- May 26: Pickwick (Noon-12:45 p.m.); Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires (1:05-1:50 p.m.); Blitzen Trapper (2:10-2:55 p.m.); The Civil Wars (3:15-4 p.m.); Jamey Johnson (4:20-5:05 p.m.); Childish Gambino (5:25-6:10 p.m.); Metric (6:40-7:40 p.m.); The Shins (8:10-9:25 p.m.); Jack White (10-11:30 p.m.)
-- May 27: Hey Marseilles (Noon-12:45 p.m.); Dale Earnhardt Jr. (1:05-1:50 p.m.); Trampled By Turtles (2:10-2:55 p.m.); Blind Pilot (3:15-4 p.m.); Chiddy Bang (4:20-5:05 p.m.); M. Ward (5:25-6:10 p.m.); The Head & The Heart (6:40-7:40 p.m.); Beirut (8:10-9:25 p.m.); Bon Iver (10-11:30 p.m.)
-- May 28: The Sheepdogs (Noon-12:45 p.m.); Grouplove (1:05-1:50 p.m.); Gary Clark Jr. (2:10-2:55 p.m.); Clap Your Hands Say Yeah (3:15-4 p.m.); The Joy Formidable (4:20-5:05 p.m.); Feist (5:30-6:30 p.m.); Silversun Pickups (7-8 p.m.); Tenacious D (8:30-9:30 p.m.); Beck (10-11:30 p.m.)
*Katie Dorsey: 582-1526; email@example.com