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Wednesday, May 31, 2006

MSN Video Presents Footage of 2006 Sasquatch! Music Festival

MSN Video Presents Footage of 2006 Sasquatch! Music Festival

Exclusive Live Sets From Ben Harper, Neko Case, Gomez, We Are Scientists, HIM, Bauhaus and Other Hot Bands Now Available

REDMOND, Wash., June 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MSN(R) Video is the only place where music fans can enjoy on-demand, full-length concert footage of the great bands that rocked this year's 2006 Sasquatch! Music Festival at the majestic Gorge Amphitheatre in George, Wash. MSN's exclusive Sasquatch! footage includes performances by chart-topping artists Ben Harper, Neko Case, We Are Scientists, Iron & Wine, HIM, Pretty Girls Make Graves, Gomez, Bauhaus, and Nada Surf, as well as the Blue Scholars, Common Market, Deadboy & the Elephantmen, Rogue Wave and the Tragically Hip. Performances are now available for on-demand replay at


The fifth installment of Sasquatch! drew thousands of fans this past Memorial Day weekend. Every day of the festival, and on each of the three stages, MSN captured the hottest sets, from multiple camera angles and with a dynamic fly-by jib, and all was recorded in digital stereo. Now, fans who missed this year's show can experience the excitement of Ben Harper's thrilling two-hour set and see Neko Case's performance stopped short by a freak hailstorm.

"Every day, more and more people come to MSN to watch exclusive concert footage, music videos, television programming and other rich entertainment experiences that MSN Video delivers," said Rob Bennett, general manager of Entertainment and Video Services at MSN. "This comprehensive on-demand footage from Sasquatch! is a great addition to the breadth of engaging content that MSN offers to our audience."

In addition to the three to five hours of live music, the comprehensive coverage of Sasquatch! at features a comprehensive wrap-up article by the nationally known music journalist, MSN Music Editor and Harvey Danger frontman Sean Nelson as well as MSN Music Label Relations Manager Kyle Hopkins. Visitors to the site can create their own playlist by selecting their favorite performances or view a continuous stream of all clips. Sasquatch! is the latest in a series of highly popular music festival broadcasts for MSN that have included the 2006 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, the "Jam Rock" Marley Fest and the Gorillaz webcast from the Apollo Theater in New York this past April.

About MSN Video

MSN Video is one of the largest video-only streaming services on the Web, watched by more than 11 million unique users per month. In addition to streaming news, entertainment and sports video clips from more than 45 content partners, MSN Video presents a broad array of live events to online audiences worldwide. More than 50 top advertisers support MSN Video, which is available to consumers at no charge. MSN Video is available on the Web at to consumers in the U.S. MSN Video is also live in Australia, Canada and Japan, and in Spanish in the U.S.; the service also is in beta testing in the U.K.

About Microsoft

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

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