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Bumbershoot Announces 2014 Music Lineup

May 12, 2014
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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.

SATURDAY
Wu-Tang Clan
Elvis Costello and the Imposters
Panic! At The Disco
The Afghan Whigs
The Both
Walk The Moon
G-Easy
Bobby Womack
Danny Brown
Poliça
Mac DeMarco
Big Freedia
SZA
Yuna
The Lonely Forest
Gregory Porter
Sam Lachow
Shelby Earl
Youngblood Hawke
RA Scion
Donnie & Joe Emerson
Fly Moon Royalty
Grayskul
Tomo Nakayama
Iska Dhaaf
McTuff
Naomi Wachira
Evan Flory Barnes + Infinity Upright!
Cataldo
Cumulus
Dude York
Modern Kin
Otieno Terry

SUNDAY
The Replacements
The Head and the Heart
ScHoolboy Q
Los Lobos
Bootsy Collins
The Dismemberment Plan
Luscious Jackson
Pickwick
Kishi Bashi
Red Fang
Big Star’s Third
Iamsu!
Gregory Alan Isakov
Charlie Musselwhite
Mission of Burma
Architecture in Helsinki
The Dream Syndicate
Schoolyard Heroes
San Fermin
Negativland
Kins
Polyrhythmics
ILLFIGHTYOU
Jarv Dee
Sandrider
The 44’s with Kirk “Eli” Fletcher
Hobosexual
Falls
Highlands
Hermigervill
Manatee Commune
Golden Gardens
Hot Wired Rhythm Band

MONDAY
Foster the People
J. Cole
Capital Cities
Neon Trees
Real Estate
Nada Surf
The Reverend Horton Heat
Aer
Twin Shadow
Jonathan Richman
Valerie June
Bomba Estéreo
Hurray for the Riff Raff
Rose Windows
Mexican Institute of Sound
DahkaBrakha
Campfire Ok
Bad Things
Julianna Barwick
Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas
Jacco Gardner
La Luz
Current Swell
Tangerine
Hoba Hoba Spirit
Kore Ionz
Jessica Pratt
Massy Ferguson
Old Man Luedecke
Western Haunts
Smokey Brights

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. Press credential applications are now open at bumbershoot.org/press.
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