Hall & Oates, Wiz Khalifa among headliners for Seattle's Bumbershoot fest
The mixed-genre festival, which takes place Sept. 3- at Seattle Center, also will welcome Ray LaMontagne & the Pariah Dogs, Broken Social Scene, Fitz and The Tantrums, and Seattle's own The Presidents of the United States of America, according to a press release.
Several changes this year include location of the main stage -- which moves to KeyArena from Memorial Stadium -- and ticketing options. Tickets have returned to a single price admission, with entrance to the main stage on a first-come, first-served basis.
The 41-year-old festival also has renewed its approach to booking -- drawing on the combined strength of established artists from a variety of genres and those who are not household names; the result is an increased number of musical acts from the 2010 festival, for a total number of 121 artists expected.
Each day, the main stage will once again feature two multi-act performances.
Saturday's multi-act headliner will be LaMontagne & the Pariah Dogs with Vusi Mahlasela. Also on the bill for Saturday is Minus the Bear, Mavis Staples, Little Dragon, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, STRFKR, Shabazz Palaces, Warpaint ,and many others.
Wiz Khalifa with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis headline Sunday, along with performances by Broken Social Scene, Leon Russell, The Kills, Butthole Surfers, Carbon Leaf, Anti-Flag and Das Racist. Sunday also will feature The Jim Jones Revue, NoMeansNo, Atari Teenage Riot, Jessica Lea Mayfield, Toro Y Moi and DJ Justin Timbreline.
Monday continues the eclectic mix when Hall & Oates are joined by Fitz and The Tantrums in the headlining slot. Rounding out the line-up will be The Reverend Horton Heat, Over the Rhine, Phantogram, Grant Lee Buffalo, Urge Overkill, Ian Moore and the Lossy Coils, and DJ Introcut, among many others.
The Presidents of the United States of America are confirmed for the mainstage with Brite Futures opening. The date of that show has not been announced.
Bumbershoot also has partnered with the Decibel Festival to present a diverse electronic music experience at the EMP Sky Church stage. Curated by Decibel founder and organizer Sean Horton, the stage will welcome Nice Nice, School of Seven Bells, Tycho, and VJs Momo the Monster, Brandy Gray, Epileptic and T.J. Davis.
The Decibel partnership also will program Bumbershoot After Dark, which will feature more established electronic artists. Lineup for After Dark, which will take place in the Exhibition Hall from 10 pm through 5 am, will be announced June 15.
Additional specialty programming will include a metal show and a jazz showcase. Bumbershoot 2011 expects to announce more musical artists as well as programming of literary, comedy, visual arts, film, dance and theater arts.
Visit the official Bumbershoot website for updates and complete ticketing information.