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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Bumbershoot 2012 Lineup and Ticket Info Announced

Posted by on Tue, May 8, 2012 at 8:00 AM

UPDATE: Bumbershoot's site is apparently down. You can get tickets here. (same link as below for those keeping track)

Well, they've certainly got their bases covered here. Skrillex will bring the kids, Tony Bennett will bring their parents, and plenty of the acts in between will bring everyone else. I bolded the outfits I'm looking forward to, and I don't care that much if you don't agree with me, but it would be kind of nice if you did.

Saturday, 9/1
Jane's Addiction, AWOLNATION M. Ward, The Jayhawks, The Helio Sequence, City and Colour, The Heavy, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, King Khan & The Shrines, Heartless Bastards, Oberhofer, Thee Satisfaction, Damien Jurado, JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound, Sera Cahoone, The Soul Rebels, Don't Talk to the Cops!, Skerik's Bandalabra, Alela Diane, The Barr Brothers, TacocaT, Unnatural Helpers, Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra, Polecat, Nude

Sunday, 9/2
Tony Bennett, Mac Miller, Big Sean, Keane, Blitzen Trapper, The Promise Ring, Yelawolf, Mudhoney, Wanda Jackson & The Dusty 45s, The Greenhornes with Very Special Guest Eric Burdon, Ian Hunter and the Rant Band, Civil Twilight, Fruit Bats, The Jezabels, Why?, Barcelona, Lee Fields & The Expressions, Harmonica House Party with Lee Oskar & Magic Dick, Katie Herzig, Niki and the Dove, AM & Shawn Lee, thenewno2, Gold Leaves, Karen Lovely, Deep Sea Diver, Theoretics, Eldridge Gravy & The Court Supreme, Ty Curtis Band, The Young Evils, Knowmads, Katie Kate, Eighteen Individual Eyes

Monday, 9/3
Skrillex, M83, Passion Pit, Low, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, The Vaselines, Fujiya & Miyagi, Fishbone, Lights, Rebirth Brass Band, LP, Ty Segall, Hey Marseilles, The Wombats, Ana Tijoux, Foxy Shazam, Bombino, Omar Souleyman, Tyrone Wells, El Vez, Debo Band, Star Anna, Seapony, Bryan John Appleby, Reignwolf, Noah Gundersen, Super Geek League, The Pharmacy, Ghosts I've Met, Posse, Cascadia '10

More artists, including Mainstage acts, will be announced in the coming weeks.

Full press release After the jump:

New at Bumbershoot in 2012
This year the festival will include a stage co-curated by influential Seattle-based independent record label Sub Pop. Consisting largely of performances by artists signed to the label, along with other great emerging talent, the Fountain Lawn Stage will feature bands such as Blitzen Trapper, The Helio Sequence, Mudhoney, Low, and a rare appearance by The Vaselines.

Another new stage, The Promenade, located outside of Marion Oliver McCaw Hall, will feature a mix of up-and-coming rock bands and singer/songwriters, including a slate of Canadian bands curated by the M for Montreal music festival on Saturday.

Admission to the Bumbershoot After Dark electronic music extravaganza, powered by Decibel Festival, is included in all single-day and 3-day ticket purchases.

Blues, Americana, Electronic, Metal and More
Another new element of this year’s festival will be the genre-specific focus by day, curated in collaboration with festival partners.

“We’re thrilled to offer Bumbershoot attendees more of what they want each day of the festival,” added Porter. “By programming with specific genre focuses in mind, each day packs a powerful lineup for those drawn to that particular genre. You may come for the blues lineup, for example, but we hope you’ll stay and explore something else while you’re here. That’s what Bumbershoot is all about.”

On Saturday, a series of Americana bands planned in cooperation with the Americana Music Association, will be presented on the Starbucks Stage. Performers will include Heartless Bastards, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, and legendary Minneapolis band The Jayhawks.

A lively jazz showcase will move outdoors to the Starbucks Stage, and will include the Seattle Jazz Repertory Orchestra, Skerik’s Bandalabra, and New Orleans brass band The Soul Rebels. Also, national treasure Tony Bennett will perform on the Bumbershoot Mainstage.

Other genre focuses being presented include a Sunday blues lineup curated in partnership with the Highway 99 Blues Club—performances by Harmonica House Party with Lee Oskar & Magic Dick, Karen Lovely, and the Ty Curtis Band; a Monday global music lineup—performances by Ana Tijoux, Omar Souleyman, Bombino and Cascadia ‘10; and a heavy metal lineup programmed in cooperation with local club El Corazon—artists to be announced.

For festivalgoers who like to party late into the evening, Bumbershoot After Dark will run Saturday and Sunday nights from 9:30 PM to 2 AM. Curated by Decibel Festival founder Sean Horton, Bumbershoot After Dark will feature some of electronic music’s most exciting national and regional talent, to be announced in the coming weeks. All single-day and 3-day ticket-holders gain access to Bumbershoot After Dark, at no additional charge.

Further Bumbershoot 2012 lineup announcements, including more musical artists, as well as literary, comedy, visual arts, film, dance, theater and Youngershoot programming, will be made in the coming weeks. For up-to-date information, visit the Bumbershoot website at

Single-day and 3-day tickets, and Platinum and Gold passes for Bumbershoot 2012 are available for purchase at


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All 3 of the headliners suck so hard.
Posted by chriss4 on May 8, 2012 at 8:14 AM · Report this
tainte 2
horrible lineup.
Posted by tainte on May 8, 2012 at 8:34 AM · Report this
Posted by juan gabriel on May 8, 2012 at 8:37 AM · Report this
yos-wa 4
underwhelming, as per usual. there are some good acts, but not enough to make me pay out my ass to be around the festival crowd. plus, most of the good acts are locals and we can see them anytime, right?

although, fishbone........
Posted by yos-wa on May 8, 2012 at 8:55 AM · Report this
@ 1-4

You are a bunch of spoiled, whiny bitches.

There's no better lineup anywhere for only $25/day.

Posted by joemomma on May 8, 2012 at 9:08 AM · Report this
Simone 6
I'm liking monday. I'm interested in hearing Ana Tijoux.
Posted by Simone on May 8, 2012 at 9:16 AM · Report this
Megan Seling 7
Posted by Megan Seling on May 8, 2012 at 9:25 AM · Report this
theInvisibleDick 8
WTF did you not BOLD Seapony?
or Foxy Shazam?
you dicks.
Posted by theInvisibleDick on May 8, 2012 at 10:02 AM · Report this
Skrillex is retarded and so are you for liking them.
Posted by turdburgler on May 8, 2012 at 10:14 AM · Report this
CMRz 10
I think it's a cool, weird lineup
Posted by CMRz on May 8, 2012 at 10:15 AM · Report this
Mr_Friendly 11
I like the fact that they're turning over some of the programming to folks outside One Reel. I don't really care about the main stage acts, but for $25 a day you can certainly find a few good things to see every day.
Posted by Mr_Friendly on May 8, 2012 at 10:22 AM · Report this
@8 because some people don't have the same taste as you.
Posted by Chris Pollina on May 8, 2012 at 10:24 AM · Report this
metardtard 13
Posted by metardtard on May 8, 2012 at 10:25 AM · Report this
south downtown 14
$25/day? where the eff do you find that?

They are $40/day if bought now. They will be $55/day...
Posted by south downtown on May 8, 2012 at 10:29 AM · Report this
cosby 15
A few of those acts are in the over $25 ticket price range on their own. It seems like a good deal if you wanted to see just a few of the bands on any of the days.

I was walking past a playground on my lunch break yesterday and a kid in the distance screamed "Oh my God!" and I was instantly afraid that it would be followed by a wobbly bass drop. Skrillex has officially scarred my subconscious.
Posted by cosby on May 8, 2012 at 10:29 AM · Report this
Tickets link is failing.

Expect to sell out within 4 hours, if recent online ticketing for major events in Seattle is any indication.
Posted by K on May 8, 2012 at 10:32 AM · Report this
Mr_Friendly 17
@ 14. You could buy a three-day pass for $75 before the lineup was announced, but that deal is gone now. My bad.
Posted by Mr_Friendly on May 8, 2012 at 10:39 AM · Report this
NaFun 18
They need to have Bumbershoot at Burning Man some year so I can actually go.
Posted by NaFun on May 8, 2012 at 10:46 AM · Report this
Best line up in a while! Great job on this.
Posted by Alicia1000 on May 8, 2012 at 11:16 AM · Report this
Grant Brissey, Emeritus 20
@16: Gah! Fixed. Thanks for letting me know.
Posted by Grant Brissey, Emeritus on May 8, 2012 at 11:24 AM · Report this
Josh Bis 21
Pretty nice lineup; looks like they're aiming to stay more at the level of an in-city party than a destination festival. Plenty to like every day though, the Sub Pop showcase stage should be a cool mini-event in and of itself.
Posted by Josh Bis on May 8, 2012 at 11:26 AM · Report this
SchmuckyTheCat 22
@8 Because Grant Brissey's tastes are amazingly narrow and elitist for a music writer.
Posted by SchmuckyTheCat on May 8, 2012 at 11:54 AM · Report this
Will in Seattle 23
Good thing you posted it, cause the Bumbershoot website crashed.
Posted by Will in Seattle on May 8, 2012 at 12:07 PM · Report this
Will in Seattle 24
Skrillex and Dusty 45s look good, though.

Which day do I go on if I want to hear Blues Electronica?
Posted by Will in Seattle on May 8, 2012 at 12:09 PM · Report this
TheOldProfessor 25
This is a good and diverse lineup. I can't imagine anyone disliking it for any legitimate reason.
Posted by TheOldProfessor on May 8, 2012 at 12:27 PM · Report this
Best Line-up in years.
Jane's Addiction!
King Khan will be great as well!
I'll be heading down Saturday for sure!
Posted by Thee... Reverend Harry Beanbag on May 8, 2012 at 12:47 PM · Report this
biffp 27
Oh Professor, have you not frequented this site before? Expect every red herring and piece of nonesense gripe under the sun. This is Seattle. Bark less, whine more.
Posted by biffp on May 8, 2012 at 12:57 PM · Report this
McGee 28
Blues, Americana, Electronic, Metal and More
Another new element of this year’s festival will be the genre-specific focus by day, curated in collaboration with festival partners.

Which day do I go if I want to see Metal? Answer: None. None days of Metal.

If I can get in for free I'd love to see Ian Hunter and The Rant Band.
Posted by McGee on May 8, 2012 at 1:49 PM · Report this
alithea 29
literally all that matters is the promise ring.
Posted by alithea on May 8, 2012 at 4:20 PM · Report this
Barr Brothers will blow you away
Posted by sea of key on May 8, 2012 at 4:31 PM · Report this
mackro 31
Comedy + Ty Segall + fried food. I like it.
Posted by mackro on May 8, 2012 at 5:18 PM · Report this
Keekee 32
Literally, all that matters is Fishbone.
Posted by Keekee on May 9, 2012 at 11:51 AM · Report this
McGee 33
Fishbone doesn't even think Fishbone matters. But have fun going to 1991.
Posted by McGee on May 10, 2012 at 3:22 PM · Report this
Keekee 34
Dude! Get with the program. '90's nostagia is all the rage.
Posted by Keekee on May 10, 2012 at 6:09 PM · Report this
wilbur@work 35
@28 - good. There's many reasons why metal bands are generally constrained to cement / cinder block buildings. The important reason, however, is to focus and contain the stupidity.
Posted by wilbur@work on May 12, 2012 at 7:12 PM · Report this
wilbur@work 36
where do I buy tickets in person, to avoid the bullshit fees? and why is this information not published?
Posted by wilbur@work on May 12, 2012 at 7:39 PM · Report this

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