Seattle, WA (PRWEB) May 09, 2014
For 44 years, Bumbershoot’s musical offerings have included everything under the sun. This year, the Festival’s Mainstage is one of those offerings, as it moves back to the open air of Memorial Stadium and plays host to an eclectic and diverse roster of nine headliners ranging from hometown folk-rock stars The Head and the Heart to rising hip hop heroes J. Cole and ScHoolboy Q, pop hitmakers Foster the People, Panic! At The Disco, and Capital Cities, long-time favorites Elvis Costello and the Imposters and Wu-Tang Clan, and reunited alt-rockers The Replacements.
Over 100 musical acts will perform at Seattle Center over Labor Day weekend, among them legendary funk-rock pioneer Bootsy Collins and “Last Soul Man” Bobby Womack. Big Star’s Third — an all-star performance of the cult heroes’ iconic third album including original drummer Jody Stephens, latter day members/Posies mainstays Jon Auer and Ken Stringfellow, and R.E.M.’s Mike Mills, an orchestra, and a galaxy of special guests — will take place alongside appearances from Big Freedia, Real Estate, Los Lobos, Neon Trees, G-Easy, Mac DeMarco, and The Afghan Whigs. Bumbershoot also hosts Nada Surf (making one of only two U.S. appearances this year,) alongside very rare appearances by Luscious Jackson and The Dream Syndicate.
As always, local music is well-represented, from headliners The Head and the Heart to the dulcet sounds of neo-soulsters Pickwick, the critically acclaimed folk-pop of Shelby Earl, groundbreaking hip hop duo Grayskul, psych-rockers Rose Windows, and hard-charging houligans Hobosexual and Sandrider. La Luz, Campfire Ok, RA Scion, Sam Lachow, Tomo Nakayama, Iska Dhaaf, Tangerine, and Massy Ferguson also appear, among many others.
A separate announcement detailing Bumbershoot’s evening electronic programming — curated by local EDM producers USC Events — will be released later this month.
The announcement of the music lineup follows the unveiling of Bumbershoot’s Words & Ideas, visual arts, and theatre programming last month — an eclectic mix of participants that include novelist Tom Robbins, 74-time Jeopardy! winner/novelist Ken Jennings with good friend/former TV writer George Meyer (The Simpsons, Saturday Night Live), and separate programs from the writers of The Simpsons and The Onion.
Confirmed musical acts are listed below by day. Single tickets (day-specific and flexible Any Day versions) are now on sale. Additional programming for comedy, film, and Youngershoot will be announced later this summer. For a complete list and full descriptions of all programming announced to date, please visit bumbershoot.org/lineup.
Elvis Costello and the Imposters
Panic! At The Disco
The Afghan Whigs
Walk The Moon
The Lonely Forest
Donnie & Joe Emerson
Fly Moon Royalty
Evan Flory Barnes + Infinity Upright!
The Head and the Heart
The Dismemberment Plan
Big Star’s Third
Gregory Alan Isakov
Mission of Burma
Architecture in Helsinki
The Dream Syndicate
The 44’s with Kirk “Eli” Fletcher
Hot Wired Rhythm Band
Foster the People
The Reverend Horton Heat
Hurray for the Riff Raff
Mexican Institute of Sound
Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas
Hoba Hoba Spirit
Old Man Luedecke
TICKETS AND CREDENTIALS
In addition to three-day passes, day-specific single day and flexible Any Day tickets are now available. Single-day tickets are currently $50, Any Day tickets are $55, and three-day passes are $120 — the same low price as they were after last year’s music lineup announcement. Prices will increase throughout the summer. Platinum and Gold single-day tickets and three-day passes are also available. All tickets can be purchased at bumbershoot.org/tickets. Press credential applications are now open at bumbershoot.org/press.
Bumbershoot® is produced by One Reel in collaboration with Seattle Center. Established in 1971, Bumbershoot takes place every year over Labor Day weekend and stretches across the 74-acre Seattle Center beneath the city’s iconic Space Needle. Bumbershoot programs a diverse array of arts including live music, comedy, Words & Ideas, theatre, film, visual arts, children’s programming, and the Indie Market featuring urban crafts. Festival details are located at bumbershoot.org.
ABOUT ONE REEL
One Reel is the independent, non-profit producer of the Northwest’s premier arts events, fueling civic pride through signature experiences that foster growth and development in community and the arts. We connect audiences with diverse and progressive arts and cultural ideas through access and opportunities that would otherwise not exist. The experiences we produce are emblematic of Seattle values: arts, accessibility, and inclusivity. While many of our events are thought of as iconic and defining of our city, in fact it is ultimately Seattle that guides and defines our work. For more information, visit onereel.org.