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Bumbershoot 2016 Announces Lineup


SEATTLE (CelebrityAccess) — Organizers for Bumbershoot Festival have announced the lineup for the 46th annual edition of the popular Seattle Festival, with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Death Cab For Cutie and Norwegian producer KYGO headlining the bill.

Set for Labor Day Weekend (Sept. 2-4) the festival will feature more than 140 additional artists will perform across a dozen indoor and outdoor stages spread throughout the 74-acre festival grounds, including both Memorial Stadium and KeyArena.

Other artists on the bill include Tame Impala, G-Eazy, Pretty Lights, Halsey, DJ Snake, Porter Robinson, Zeds Dead, Bryson Tiller, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Run The Jewels, Billy Idol, ZHU, Fetty Wap, Marshmello, Father John Misty, Explosions In The Sky, Third Eye Blind, Logic, Andrew Bird, Tyler, The Creator, Melanie Martinez, and Reggie Watts.

As well, the festival will offer a comedy stage, with Ron Funches, The Improvised Shakespeare Company, Kate Berlant, Nick Thune, Goddamn Comedy Jam, Morgan Murphy, Dan Soder, Andy Haynes, Billy Wayne Davis, Adam Ray, Tiffany Haddish, Kevin Barnes among the talent on offer.

"Bumbershoot is Seattle's Festival, which, to me, means it's the first of its kind in the region and the one that has held steady for multiple generations," said AEG's Vice President of Talent and Bumbershoot Booker Chad Queirolo. "Same grounds, similar feel to when I was a kid attending in the 80's and 90's. Beyond music, we still have the art, the film, the comedy, and all the weirdo elements that have made it what it's famous for. On top of that, and aside from being Seattle Centric, it's one of the first American festivals and one of the longest running fests. That…is cool." – Staff Writers