Turnout Reportedly Low At Sasquatch 2016


GEORGE, WA (CelebrityAccess) — The Grant County Sheriff's Office said that only 11,000 ticket holders turned out to this year's Sasquatch Music Festival over Memorial Day weekend, according to a report by the Oregonian.

"That's about 50% of what normally attends," the Sheriff's office told the Oregonian. Last year's reported attendance was around 25,000.

Representatives for the festival and promoter Live Nation did not immediately respond to a request for comment, the Oregonian said.

While the festival faced some setbacks this year, including the cancellation of several main stage acts on Sunday due to the proximity of a nearby wildfire, the Oregonian suggested that some of the low turnout may be due to the lack of star power in the festival's lineup. The 2015 edition of the festival featured headliners like Kendrick Lamar, James Blake and Lana Del Rey, the lineup for this year's festival was headlined by A$AP Rocky and and Big Boi side project Big Grams.

As well, the Canadian dollar has been particularly weak and could have impacted the festival by making the trip south too much of an expense for Canadian festival fans.

Regardless of the festival's success this year, their website after the event read "Thank you! See you next year! Memorial Day Weekend 2017." – Staff Writers