In a city with as rich a music history as Seattle, an annual, multi-day music festival is a necessity. Bumbershoot fills this role. Since 1972, the Labor Day Weekend festival has been bringing the sights and sounds of international, national, and local acts the Emerald City and this year’s edition is no different.
As expected, legendary singer/songwriter Bob Dylan, hip-hop superstar Mary J. Blige, the recently reunited grunge band Hole, and alternative staple Weezer will headline this year’s festivities, set to run from September 4-6 at the Seattle Center.
Other scheduled acts include The Decemberists, Rise Against, Billy Bragg, Neko Case, Ozomatli, Jenny Lewis and boyfriend Jonathan Rice, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes, The English Beat, The Thermals, Ra Ra Riot, Atlas Sound, HEALTH, Japandroids, Surfer Blood, The Dandy Warhols, The Bouncing Souls, The Clientele, Baroness, Meat Puppets, The Moondoggies, Jeff the Brotherhood, Balkan Beat Box, Booker T., and Justin Townes Earle. For a full list of confirmed bands, click here.
Economy and standard tickets (priced at $22 and $40 respectively) go on sale starting today. VIP and Platium packages are also available. For additional information, click here.