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 bumbershoot.org. ###
TICKETS Single-day and 3-day tickets, and Platinum and Gold passes for Bumbershoot 2012 are available for purchase at bumbershoot.org/tickets.