Bumbershoot 2012 Music Lineup Revealed

The 2012 music lineup was announced for Bumbershoot: Seattle’s Music & Arts Festival, which takes place over Labor Day weekend, Sept. 1-3, at Seattle Center.
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The 2012 music lineup was announced today for Bumbershoot: Seattle’s Music & Arts Festival, which is produced by non-profit arts organization One Reel and takes place over Labor Day weekend, Sept. 1-3, at Seattle Center. The 42-year-old urban festival stands on top nationally in its variety as it showcases both familiar and up-and-coming regional and national talent in many musical genres, as well as in comedy, theater, literary and visual arts, dance, film and children’s programming. 

Bumbershoot’s Mainstage in KeyArena will feature two multi-act performances each day. Artists scheduled to perform there include groundbreaking alternative rock band Jane’s Addiction, jazz legend Tony Bennett, electronic phenom Skrillex, a hip hop double bill with Mac Miller and Big Sean, M83, and AWOLNATION among others. Additional Mainstage acts will be announced in coming weeks.

Tickets are all-inclusive. All festival offerings, including Mainstage admission on a first-come, first-served basis (no separate pass required), and late-night electronic music curated by Decibel Festival for Bumbershoot After Dark, are included in the price of a single-day or 3-day ticket.

Tickets for the festival are available for purchase now at the discounted price of $110 for 3-day admission and $40 for a single day-specific ticket. Prices will increase throughout the summer with a final day-of-show price of $135 for 3-day admission or $55 for a single day. This year the Any Day ticket returns for $45, allowing patrons the flexibility to purchase tickets now for less than day-of-show prices, but not have to commit in advance to specific days. BumberFans will have the opportunity to purchase Any Day tickets at an even lower price for a limited time, during the Insider Deal. Details and unique promotion codes will be sent only to BumberFans. Membership to the BumberFan Club is free at onereel.org/newsletters.

Platinum and Gold passes are also on sale for patrons who want the full VIP experience, including first-in-line admission to Mainstage performances and comedy acts, access to a hospitality lounge, merchandise and drink tickets, among other benefits. Additionally, for the first time, the festival is partnering with premier travel provider CID Entertainment to offer out-of-town patrons inclusive hotel and travel packages. Find tickets, packages, and related details online at bumbershoot.org/tickets.

The Bumbershoot philosophy has always been to offer a mixture of the familiar and well-loved with the rising star, often in juxtaposed sets to encourage unexpected discoveries, and is one way the festival differentiates itself from others year after year. In all, this year’s Bumbershoot will present more than 100 musical acts representing a broad spectrum of genres, including rock, hip hop, blues, jazz, electronic, global music, Americana, heavy metal, funk and soul.

“Every year we’re committed to present the most diverse festival lineup in the country,” said Chris Porter, Programming Director for One Reel. “This year is no exception—from well-known marquee acts to emerging artists, there is always something for everyone at Bumbershoot.”

Saturday, 9/1
Jane's Addiction
M. Ward
The Jayhawks
The Helio Sequence
City and Colour
The Heavy
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
King Khan & The Shrines
Heartless Bastards
Thee Satisfaction
Damien Jurado
JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound
Sera Cahoone
The Soul Rebels
Don't Talk to the Cops!
Skerik's Bandalabra
Alela Diane
The Barr Brothers
Unnatural Helpers
Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra

Sunday, 9/2
Tony Bennett
Mac Miller
Big Sean
Blitzen Trapper
The Promise Ring
Wanda Jackson & The Dusty 45's
The Greenhornes with Very Special Guest Eric Burdon
Ian Hunter and the Rant Band
Civil Twilight
Fruit Bats
The Jezabels
Lee Fields & The Expressions
Harmonica House Party with Lee Oskar & Magic Dick
Katie Herzig
Niki and the Dove
AM & Shawn Lee
Gold Leaves
Karen Lovely
Deep Sea Diver
Eldridge Gravy & The Court Supreme
Ty Curtis Band
The Young Evils
Katie Kate
Eighteen Individual Eyes

Monday, 9/3
Passion Pit
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
The Vaselines
Fujiya & Miyagi
Rebirth Brass Band
Ty Segall
Hey Marseilles
The Wombats
Ana Tijoux
Foxy Shazam
Omar Souleyman
Tyrone Wells
El Vez
Debo Band
Star Anna
Bryan John Appleby
Noah Gundersen
Super Geek League
The Pharmacy
Ghosts I've Met
Cascadia '10

More artists, including Mainstage acts, will be announced in the coming weeks.

Further Bumbershoot 2012 lineup announcements, including more musical artists, as well as literary, comedy, visual arts, film, dance, theater and Youngershoot programming, will be made in the coming weeks. For up-to-date information, visit the Bumbershoot website at bumbershoot.org.

Single-day and 3-day tickets, and Platinum and Gold passes for Bumbershoot 2012 are available for purchase at bumbershoot.org/tickets