LCD Soundsystem Replaces Frank Ocean at Sasquatch! Music Festival

Frank Ocean cancels performance three weeks before the festival, and LCD Soundsystem takes the key lineup spot

Frank Ocean will not perform at Sasquatch! Music Festival as planned this year, citing “production delays beyond his control” as the main cause. Instead, three time Grammy nominee LCD Soundsystem will take the stage on May 26. It’s still unclear whether Ocean will perform at his other scheduled events, which include Hangout Festival on May 19th and a few other festivals both domestic and abroad. As of now, they still appear to be on.

LCD Soundsystem’s Al Doyle had a few comments on the lineup change:

Sasquatch! and Hangout Fest are Ocean’s first dates since the artist’s dual album drop of both Blonde and Endless in August.

The same day the lineup substitution was announced, LCD Soundsystem released two new songs, Call the Police and American Dream, along with a lengthy Facebook post outlining details on their upcoming album. On Saturday, May 6, the group was the musical guest on Saturday Night Live.

Watch LCD Soundsystem perform “Call the Police” on SNL here:

Other changes to the festival include the addition of Blitzen Trapper, who will replace Benjamin Clementine, and Jay Som, who will replace Cigarettes After Sex.