Bassnectar is overdue for a return trip to the Gorge Amphitheater. Fortunate Paradiso attendees witnessed Bassnectar closing out the festival in 2014 and 2016. Lorin Ashton and his team have played at the Gorge multiple times, but have never had their own headline performance.
There is no question whether or not he could sell out the venue. In 2016 Bassnectar sold every ticket at the Dicks Sporting Goods Park in Denver, a venue in similar size to the Gorge. Bassnectar and his always traveling fan base will have no problem trekking it out to Central Washington.
Bassnectar’s biggest show is an event called Basscenter. For the last three years the event has taken place in Hampton Virginia, at the Hampton Coliseum. The Coliseum is a sound engineer’s ultimate dream. Bassnectar has made a lot of memories and loves the Hampton Coliseum, but he decided to move the location after his annual Labor Day performance.
He wants to bring the festival to a bigger venue so more people can attend. The Hampton Coliseum holds roughly 10,000 people. Considering he has spent consecutive Basscenters on the east coast and in Colorado, it would be logical for the next destination to be on the west side.
Combined with the fact that he was set to headline the quickly-canceled End of the Rainbow Memorial Day festival at the Gorge earlier this year, it only seems right to bring one of the genre’s most iconic and influential artists back to the west coast’s most scenic venue.
So with that: Let’s bring Bassnectar to the Gorge in 2020!
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