Most (but not all) of Seattle’s awesome Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival music lineup has been announced, listed below. According to folks at the festival “In the coming weeks, we’ll announce Comedy, Dance, Words & Ideas, Visual Arts, Theatre, Performing Arts and Film. Plus, even more Music. Yes, there’s more.”
– KeyArena: This is the second year in a row in which Bumbershoot is using KeyArena as its mainstage, as opposed to Memorial Stadium.
– Seattle’s Sub Pop Records is co-curating the Fountain Lawn stage, which will include acts on the label — The Vaselines, Blitzen Trapper, Low, The Helio Sequence, etc. — and some that are not.
– Bumbershoot After Dark — the festival’s late-night electronic party — is once again “powered by Decibel Festival.” But this year, attendees need not buy a separate ticket. Admission is included in the price of the regular festival pass.
– There will also be a stage called The Promenade, which will be located outside of McCaw Hall. The stage will feature a combination of up-and-coming rock bands and singer/songwriters. It will also host several Canadian bands on the first day of the festival with the help fo the M for Montreal music festival which is curating the stage that day.
– Bumbershoot is offering programming by day for some genres. So if you want some Americana you’ll want to come around Saturday because the Americana Music Association helped curate a stage that will feature Heartless Bastards, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, and The Jayhawks . Sunday includes a blues lineup curated in partnership with the Highway 99 Blues Club and Monday will host a global music lineup.
– The metal lineup for this year’s festival will be co-curated by El Corazon. The hard and heavy aspect of Bumbershoot’s bill has yet to be announced.
Bumbershoot 2012 artists and acts, so far:
The Helio Sequence
City and Colour
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
King Khan & The Shrines
JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound
The Soul Rebels
Don’t Talk to the Cops!
The Barr Brothers
Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra
The Promise Ring
Wanda Jackson & The Dusty 45’s
The Greenhornes with Very Special Guest Eric Burdon
Ian Hunter and the Rant Band
Lee Fields & The Expressions
Harmonica House Party with Lee Oskar & Magic Dick
Niki and the Dove
AM & Shawn Lee
Deep Sea Diver
Eldridge Gravy & The Court Supreme
Ty Curtis Band
The Young Evils
Eighteen Individual Eyes
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
Fujiya & Miyagi
Rebirth Brass Band
Bryan John Appleby
Super Geek League
Ghosts I’ve Met