Bumbershoot is one of the longest running urban arts and music festivals in the US, and is hosted at the Seattle Center in the heart of the city over the Labor Day weekend (Sept 1-3, 2017). This year will be the 47th celebration, and will be just as huge as ever. Beginning as the “Mayor’s Arts Festival”, and run by the city council with funding from the city’s pot, the festival grew in size and popularity. When the funding from donations and selling of merchandise wasn’t enough to put the right sort of party on, a promotional company took the project on and started charging for tickets. This meant that bigger and bigger artists could play, and more activities for festival-goers were on offer. This has continued to today, and has allowed Bumbershoot to rub shoulders with the other major festivals in the US.
There are multiple stages, and areas for all sorts of activities and showcasing talents to fans of many genres and arts. This has ranged from things such as soapbox derbies, breakdancing contests, circus acts and live theater. Of course, music is also a huge part of the festival, and acts such as Etta James, Spinal Tap, The Eurythmics, James Brown, Chuck Berry, Death Cab For Cutie, Modest Mouse and Foo Fighters have all played, and Bumbershoot makes a point of inviting local performers too. Bumbershoot ticket packages are for three-day passes, and include general admission, VIP - which will include complimentary soft drinks and snacks, exclusive areas for viewing the stages and relaxing, and a gift - and the Emerald pass - including complimentary cocktails, even more exclusive areas, and even more gifts!
2018 Bumbershoot Preview
The 2017 Bumbershoot takes place September 1-3 at the Seattle Center grounds. The 2017 Bumbershoot lineup has been announced and features headliners such as Lorde, Odesza, and Flume! Check out the full lineup below!
Bumbershoot 2017 Lineup
Flume - Lorde - Odesza - Weezer - Big Sean - Dillon Francis - Die Antwoord - HAIM - Solange - The Roots - Spoon - Guci Mane - Kaleo - Flo Rida - Jauz - X Ambassadors - Vince Staples - Conor Oberst - Lil Yachty - Louis The Child - Cash Cash - Big Wild - Broods - Lany - Cody Jinks - Slushii - E-40 - ZZ Ward - Highly Suspect - Watsky - Amine - PVRIS - Red Fang - Zara Larsson - Tacocat - Jorja Smith - Honne - Joseph - Filthy Friends - Chicano Batman - Lucie Silvas - Middle Kids - Leon - Sofi Tukker - Ekali - Johnnnyswim - Lillie Mae - Cataldo - Taylor Bennett - Whethan - Dude York - Kevin Abstract - Smokey Brights - Daniel Caesar - Shook Twins - The Maldives - Dreamers - Junius Meyvant - Honors - Lophile - The new Respects - Deap Vally - Con Brio - Bibi Bourell - White Reaper - Moon Duo - Kore Ionz - Ravyn Lenae - The Skins - Dave Depper - Saint Claire - Acapulco Lips - Porter Ray - The Dip - Ruler - J GRGRY - Pluto - Chris McClenney - Harrison Brome - The Librarian - The Spider Ferns - Froth - Coco Hames - Leikeli47 - Crater - Reo Cragun - Stas Thee Boss - PRSN - Kid Hops - Jason McCue - and more!
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