Nothing is 100%. A few denies and confirms get flipped every year. I used a shotgun approach and sent many inquiries. Due to this I didn’t take much time to see if someone was out due to tour dates or playing the year before. The bands I chose were made for a combination of reasons. At times those reasons disregarded personal taste and knowledge. A few more responses will likely trickle in over the next week. If that’s so I’ll be sure to post what I get.
I asked about bands playing either Bonnaroo or Sasquatch which is why you’ll see both fests referenced. Most queries I send go unanswered. Due to the way I asked things and the generally kind responses (I only posted the pertinent info for y’all) I have no reason to doubt the honesty of the messages I received. But take them any way you want. This’ll be my last year doing this. Its been a good run and I appreciate all the kind words I’ve received for my work.
“So you know, Sasquatch is announcing their lineups on 2/4”
The Crystal Method: No plans for them to do either at this moment I am afraid. TCM are confirmed for digital dreams in toronto june 30th weekend.
Chairlift: Unfortunately Chairlift has no touring plans as of right now
The Rapture: Unfortunately I am sorry to tell you that The Rapture aren't planning any more touring (or recording) in the foreseeable future. They are on indefinite hiatus.
Bombay Bicycle Club: Sadly I don’t have good news about the festivals as we’re not playing either due to other commitments.
311: 311 do not have plans for Bonnaroo or Sasquatch, sorry to say.
White Lies: Sorry to tell you White Lies are not appearing at either of the festivals you mentioned.
Melody’s Echo Chamber: We are afraid that Melody's Echo Chamber are not due to appear at either festival.
Bryan Ferry: BF will not be playing at those festivals
Desparecidos: sorry to say, but desparecidos will be not be preforming at either festival this year.
The Dismemberment Plan: Won't be at either this year
Twin Shadow: At this time, there are no plans for the band to play either festival.
Dinosaur Jr.: We don't have plans at this time for Dinosaur Jr. to perform at either festival, though I can't say for certain since they're so far in advance.
Trombone Shorty: Unfortunately, this year it doesn’t look like Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue will be performing at either of those festivals.
Aloe Blacc: I wish I could tell you what festivals are on the rise, but I'm afraid South By South West and Coachella are the only ones we have confirmed at this point in March and April respectively.
Dessa: unfortunately we do not have public information about Dessa's touring to share at this time.
Eleanor Friedberger: Eleanor is not scheduled to appear at either festival, unfortunately.
Rubblebucket: We won't be playing either festival this year
Twin Sister: I wish I could tell you whether we were playing a fest this summer or not, but we have no idea yet. Hopefully we'll get added to one late in the process.
Electric Six: Highly unlikely we’ll be at either of those this year.
Flosstradamus: Playing neither Bonnaroo or Sasquatch yet
The Dears: Unfortunately at this time there are no plans to play either festival.
Best Coast: It doesn't look like we'll be playing either festival this year
Reel Big Fish: I wish the band was playing but no invite
Lotus: doubt Lotus is playing either of those festivals this year, and we're likely a month + from knowing exactly what festivals we're playing.
Old Crow Medicine Show: We have not received an offer for either one of those festivals yet and I know that offers have gone out. My instinct is that Old Crow will not be playing those festivals in 2014.
Orbital: I'm afraid there are currently no plans to return to America this year
Grace Potter: Grace isn't planning on playing at either this summer.
Fun: fun. is not playing either of these festivals this year.
Alt-J: We won't be there this year I'm afraid
Clutch: Hi, Clutch won't be doing either this year
Sufjan Stevens: There has been no news of shows in 2014 yet, and, like you mentioned, Sufjan does not play festivals.
Walk the Moon: there are no festival plans for the summer right now.
M83: At the moment there are no plans for any live M83 shows during 2014
Au Revoir Simone: I do not foresee them playing Bonnaroo or Sasquatch, unfortunately.
Allman Brothers Band: Hello. ABB will NOT be performing at either festival. I suggest attending Wanee Music Festival/Live Oak, FL 4/9-4/12 or The Peach Music Festival/Scranton, PA 8/14-8/17.
Atlas Genius: I don't believe we are playing Bonarroo (Gabfrab’s note on this: At times people forgot I asked about both fests by the time my rambling email was done so something like this isn’t anything to read into for the Sasquatch omission.)
Frank Turner: He will not be there.
Belle and Sebastian: None of the US festivals have been pencilled in yet I’m afraid – at the moment there are no US shows in the diary but I’m sure that will change over the coming months.
Deerhunter: I'm afraid that Deerhunter have no plans to play any of the US festivals this Summer, that may change but certainly no plans at present.
Azealia Banks: She will be at neither I'm sorry this summer.
Man Man: sorry to say, but man man will be not be preforming at either festival this year.
The Go! Team: Fraid the band wont be playing either of those festivals...
STRFKR: We're unfortunately not playing either of those festivals this year.
Grimes: She will not be playing.
Squarepusher: No firm plans as yet but I'm afraid it's more likely that we will be in the States more next year than this one coming.
Free Energy: Fortunately and unfortunately they're not playing Bonnaroo.
Ghostland Observatory: We are not booking any other shows besides Red Rocks at this time
Youth Lagoon: We are not, but thanks for the kind words!
Metric: At this point, we have no plans to return to the festival circuit this year
Blitzen Trapper: As of the present time, Blitzen Trapper are not confirmed to play either Bonnaroo or Sasquatch.
Yeasayer: Hey -- sorry no plans to tour next year as of now.
Stars: Unfortunately we won't be at either
Wavves: Sadly i cant really say anything but as of right now neither of those are on the radar but that might change.
YACHT: we have no plans to play Sasquatch or Bonnaroo this year. So sorry!
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs: no plans to play live in the US this year i’m afraid
Modeselektor: i am so super sorry, but nothing is planned for the states this summer, they are busy with moderat in europe.
Crystal Castles: Crystal Castles are playing no shows until late Summer 2014
The Faint: we dont have offers for the faint for summer festivals yet
The Men: the Men aren't playing either one of those festivals unfortunately
Why?: Unfortunately, we won’t be playing either of those two festivals this year
Passion Pit: the band is taking the year off from festivals so unfortunately they won't be at either.
Portishead: Portishead is not likely top play either of these...
The Raveonettes: The Raveonettes are not playing either of those festivals this year.
EOTO: At the moment we have neither festival booked.
City and Colour: I unfortunately can't say what festivals we are set to play until they are announced. I suggest keeping an eye on the website in the coming months as festivals begin announcements before the spring.
Kate Nash: I will find out about Sas and Bonnaroo in the next couple weeks! Thank you for inquiring!!
Imagine Dragons: I can't guarantee we won't play either of those festivals, but I think it's unlikely. As for Firefly Festival, however.... I'm not saying anything, but you may want to keep that date open.
Erykah Badu: Check Facebook for upcoming announcements on shows, however no major rock festivals or a US tour will really be booked until her album is released.
Kurt Vile: There are not currently plans for Sasquatch or Bonnarroo. That very well may change though. He will be playing Boston Calling (in Boston) and Governor's Ball (in NYC).
The War on Drugs: Thanks for reaching out! Unfortunately we can't confirm either way just yet.
Disclosure: We're still working out plans. Hoping to announce our US festival fans imminently.
Tycho: We just don't have any info on those festivals yet. It may be a possibility but I can't say either way for sure.
The Kills: Our summer festival plans are still coming together. Its unlikely we will be at Sasquatch, but we may be at Bonnaroo - although this is far from definite. However, we are soon going to announce festival appearances in Toronto on June 7th and NYC on June 8th –
Polyphonic Spree: i don't know about sasquatch for us.....we will be out and about in the summer....announcements to be made februaryish...
Break Science: I also got your message about Gramatik. While I cannot say for sure regarding either act at these events. I can say that if I were you and choosing between the two I would go for Bonnaroo…(Gab note: Not sure how to interpret this one as lots of people would recommend a fest for me based on its general merits. I can’t tell if this is a hint or not.)
CHVRCHES: We can't do Sasquatch 2 years running but Bonaroo is looking very likely.
Fuck Buttons: As things stand, it's unlikely we will play at Bonaroo but Sasquatch is a strong possibility.
Kaiser Chiefs: Neither confirmed yet, but Bonnaroo is likely.
Cake: CAKE is not playing many concert dates this year… but there is a very good chance they will be at Bonnaroo — however, I will not know for certain until, at earliest, next week.
Umphrey’s McGee: The person asked me to call them about it so I’d say probably a yeah for Roo
Motorhead: can you either call me or give me your number? this a bit complicated , so it's better we talk. (A followup email revealed the complication being due to Lemmy possibly not being able to play. Not entirely sure if this means they’re booked for either but it sounded like a decent chance.)
Capital Cities: We are playing bonnaroo
Deafheaven: they will be playing both bonnaroo and Sasquatch
Fitz and the Tantrums: Hello. Thanks for reaching out. I can't tell you if we are playing either show but I will say that we love Tennessee.
Deltron 3030: Hello, we are confirmed for Sasquach on July 5th with the orchestra so that may be the way to go. No word on Bonnaroo yet but its still a possibility.
Action Bronson: He will be on the July weekend of Sasquatch
Junip: I´d be looking into a flight ticket to Seattle for July 4th if I were you…
Foxygen: they will play a show in Washington in July. (Gab note: There’s more to this email but a def yeah for Squatch.)
Of Montreal: you might want to look into flights to Seattle for July 4th weekend!
Waxahatchee: she is playing sasquatch
Portugal the Man: I can say we are NOT playing Bonnaroo
Avett Brothers: I can’t officially say, but if I were you, I would look into flights to Nashville for mid-June…
The National: yes, the national will be at sasquatch.
Prince: Between the two of us I can confirm that Prince will be playing…. oops, I never emailed about him.