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Official Bumbershoot Announcement 2013!

May 2, 2013


SEATTLE, WA (May 2, 2013 – 10:30 PM PDT) – Zombies 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. (Announcement via Bumbershoot)

Saturday, August 31

Heart /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/ Watsky/ ZZ Ward/ Diamond Rings/ The Physics/ Sallie Ford and The Sound Outside/ Lake Street Drive /Kris Orlowski/ Cookie Monsta/ Nacho Picasso/ Dannic/ Ernie Watts with New Stories/ Grynch/ Gus + Scout/ Hyperfunk/ 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/ fun./ 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/ Sol/ Charli XCX/ FIDLAR/ Tamaryn/ Nikki Hill/ Ramona Falls/ Matt Pond/ BRONCHO/ The Redwood Plan/ Ayron Jones & The Way/ The Grizzled Mighty/ Kithkin/ DJ White Shadow/ DJ Girl 6/ The Comettes/ River Giant/ Supreme LaRock/ GUY/ Rise Over Run/ DJ Phase

Monday, September 2

BASSNECTAR/ MGMT/ Allen Stone/ alt-J/ The Joy Formidable/ Trampled by Turtles/ Deerhunter/ Justin Townes Earle/ Kinky/ Baroness/ Delta Rae/ Superchunk/ Bajofondo/ Lissie/ Redd Kross/ The Men/ Ivan & Alyosha/ The Sheepdogs/ The Mowgli’s/ The Lone Bellow/ The Maldives/ Kopecky Family Band/ Aurelio/ BellaMaine/ St. Paul de Vence/ Mark Pickerel and His Praying Hands/ Hot Bodies In Motion/ Red Jacket Mine/ Cascadia ‘10

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