News: Kid Cudi To Rock Out At Sasquatch Festival, Added To Annual Indie Roster

Tuesday, Feb 16, 2010 11:55AM

Written by Biz Jones

Rapper Kid Cudi has been chosen to perform at the upcoming Sasquatch music festival in Washington over Memorial Day weekend.

According to reports, the event will be headlined by rock acts including My Morning Jacket and Vampire Weekend.

My Morning Jacket, Massive Attack, Vampire Weekend and MGMT are among the dozens of bands that will play the 2010 Sasquatch Music Festival, the annual Memorial Day weekend event at The Gorge near Seattle, Wash. The recently reunited Pavement was previously announced as a headliner, and the remainder of the lineup was announced by the promoters at a Seattle launch event on Monday (Feb. 15). (Billboard)

Cudi is also being billed with renowned rap group, Public Enemy.

The acts were announced at a show held at the Crocodile Cafe in Seattle last night. Also signed on: Broken Social Scene, the National, the Hold Steady, Band of Horses, the xx, Dirty Projectors, Passion Pit, Miike Snow, Ween, Public Enemy, Tegan & Sara, LCD Soundsystem and Massive Attack. (Entertainment Weekly)

This summer, Cudi will also perform at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival.

Headliners will include Jay-Z, Stevie Wonder, Dave Matthews Band and Kings of Leon, in what is currently the Grammy-winning band's only scheduled U.S. show of the year. Bands already announced this afternoon include Ingrid Michaelson, The xx, Regina Spektor, Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers, Wale, Mayer Hawthorne & The County, Phoenix, Weezer, OK GO, Baroness, Kid Cudi, John Fogerty, Medeski Martin and Wood, ISIS, Bassnectar, Blues Traveler, Jeff Beck, Avett Brothers. (Bonnaroo)

The rapper recently spoke on wanting to eventually move outside of music and into films.

Kid Cudi's first acting gig is for the new HBO series "How to Make It in America." When we caught up with him last night at a screening for the show, we wondered if he'll ever give up music for acting. "I'm trying to evenly balance them out right now, but eventually I want to leave behind music and just do acting," he said. "I only got into the music business to tell my story and inspire some people. I think four albums will do it, and when I'm done with my four, five albums, I'll switch it up. Once the story is told [musically], there's nothing else to say." (NY Mag)

Check out a recent Kid Cudi performance down below:

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