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.