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  • Bumbershoot Announces 2013 Music Lineup


    bumbershootTHUMBZombies are everywhere at Bumbershoot this year, roving the grounds as part of the Festival’s spectacle programming and popping up in its popular Words & Ideas series.  They’ll also be performing as part of the musical lineup – albeit in the form of legendary power-pop band The Zombies.

    That legacy act joins hometown heroes like Death Cab for Cutie (playing their seminal album Transatlanticism in its entirety) and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members Heart, Grammy-winning band fun., rising hip hop star Kendrick Lamar and breakthrough EDM act BASSNECTAR as one of 100-plus musical acts performing at the Seattle Center over Labor Day weekend.

    Reflecting the diversity that the Festival cultivates under the umbrella “Art in the Great Northleft,” The Zombies and fellow ‘60s veteran Eric Burdon appear alongside buzzing artists like alt-J, Icona Pop, Deerhunter, and Delta Rae; alt-rock pioneers Bob Mould, The Breeders, Superchunk, and Redd Kross; the hard rocking Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience and Baroness; soul master Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires; vanguard synth-pop artist Gary Numan; crossover darlings Tegan and Sara; Seattle hip hop standouts Sol and The Physics; breakout rappers Watsky and Joey Bada$$; and Seattle’s own powerhouse soul singer Allen Stone – a Bumbershoot alumnus from 2011.

    That’s just the tip of the iceberg.  Now in its 43rd year, Bumbershoot has continually distinguished itself by offering one of the most diverse and carefully curated musical lineups in the world, in addition to a full spectrum of arts programming that includes comedy, theatre, film, literary, visual arts, and spectacle elements.

    This year, the Festival has partnered with local promoters USC Events and Trinity Nightclub to present an all-ages electronic stage at EMP’s Sky Church.  The EDM at EMP stage will begin at 7pm each evening and features both local and national acts.

    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.

    Saturday, August 31
    Kendrick Lamar
    Crystal Castles
    Gary Numan
    Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience
    Maceo Parker
    Icona Pop
    Joey Bada$$
    Washed Out
    Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires
    Thao + The Get Down Stay Down
    Robert Glasper Experiment
    ZZ Ward
    Diamond Rings
    The Physics
    Sallie Ford and The Sound Outside
    Lake Street Drive
    Kris Orlowski
    Cookie Monsta
    Nacho Picasso
    Ernie Watts with New Stories
    Gus + Scout
    Davidson Hart Kingsbery
    Total Experience Gospel Choir
    The Flavr Blue
    Sean Majors
    Dave B
    Human Spirit
    Matt Jorgensen +451
    Down North
    Tyler Brown

    Sunday, September 1
    Death Cab for Cutie plays Transatlanticism
    Tegan and Sara
    Matt and Kim
    The Breeders
    Ra Ra Riot
    Beats Antique
    Vintage Trouble
    The Zombies
    Vicci Martinez
    Eric Burdon
    Bob Mould
    David Bazan
    The Duke Robillard Band
    Mates of State
    Charli XCX
    Nikki Hill
    Ramona Falls
    Matt Pond
    The Redwood Plan
    Ayron Jones & The Way
    The Grizzled Mighty
    DJ White Shadow
    DJ Girl 6
    The Comettes
    River Giant
    Supreme LaRock
    Rise Over Run
    DJ Phase

    Monday, September 2

    Allen Stone
    The Joy Formidable
    Trampled by Turtles
    Justin Townes Earle
    Delta Rae
    Redd Kross
    The Men
    Ivan & Alyosha
    The Sheepdogs
    The Mowgli’s
    The Lone Bellow
    The Maldives
    Kopecky Family Band
    St. Paul de Vence
    Mark Pickerel and His Praying Hands
    Hot Bodies In Motion
    Red Jacket Mine
    Cascadia ‘10

    Three-day passes for Bumbershoot 2013 are currently $120.  Single, day-specific passes are $50 and single Any Day passes are $55. Platinum and Gold passes (which sold out in 2012) are also available. All tickets are available for purchase at bumbershoot.org/tickets.