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Bumbershoot 2011

After revealing a band a day in May, the full initial lineup has been announced for Bumbershoot 2011. The festival, which is taking place September 3-5 at Seattle Center in Seattle, WA, will be headlined by Ray LaMontagne & the Pariah Dogs (9/3), Wiz Khalifa (9/4), and Daryl Hall & John Oates (9/5). Hmm...

When the producers of Seattle's annual Bumbershoot festival released the lineup for this year's Labor Day weekend run, there was widespread disappointment among many music fans. The biggest complaint, no big names as in years past, like Bob Dylan or the Black Eyed Peas.

"There's not a single band I want to see, and I haven't heard of most them," said Sarah Espinoza, a 19-year-old Penn State University student and intern at KIRO Radio.

But Bumbershoot Programming Director Chris Porter says that reaction is par for the course. "Every year it's the same," Porter says. "Half the people tell me it's the best lineup ever, the other half tell me it's the worst."

It's certainly not for lack of effort. Porter has been working tirelessly to put together a lineup that this year features over 120 bands on over a dozen different stages. He says the goal is to come up with a little something for everyone. [MYNorthwest]

The rest of this very diverse lineup includes Broken Social Scene, Butthole Surfers, Little Dragon, Eyehategod, Toro y Moi, Mavis Staples, Sharon Van Etten, Shabazz Palaces, and more. Tickets for the festival are on sale now.

More lineup announcements, including musical artists and Literary, Comedy, Visual Arts, Film, Dance, and Theater programming, will be made in the coming weeks. Check out the currently announced lineup below.

Saturday 9/3
Ray LaMontagne & the Pariah Dogs
Minus the Bear
Mavis Staples
Little Dragon
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
Shabazz Palaces
Vusi Mahlasela
MarchFourth Marching Band
Nortec Collective Presents: Bostich + Fussible
Champagne Champagne
PS I Love You
Yuni in Taxco
Campfire Ok
Meklit Hadero
Craft Spells
Caleb Klauder Country Band
Valient Thorr
Jayme Stone: Room of Wonders
Red Fang
Shelby Earl
Free the Robots
Nice Nice
Kris Orlowski & The Passenger String Quartet
LawnChair Generals
Natasha Kmeto
The Great Mundane
DJ Nordic Soul

Sunday 9/4
Wiz Khalifa
Broken Social Scene
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
The Kills
Butthole Surfers
Carbon Leaf
Leon Russell
Toro y Moi
Das Racist
The Lonely Forest
Jessica Lea Mayfield
DŒM-FunK + Master Blazter
Atari Teenage Riot
Thee Oh Sees
Mad Rad
The Jim Jones Revue
School of Seven Bells
Joe Pug and the Hundred Mile Band
Davila 666
Wayne Horvitz Cafe Paloma Band
Kore Ionz
Allen Stone
Massy Ferguson
Thomas MarriottÕs Human Spirit
Kaylee Cole
Com Truise
Gail Pettis Quartet
Kasey Anderson and The Honkies
The Sight Below
DJ Justin Timbreline

Monday 9/5
Daryl Hall & John Oates
The Presidents of the United States of America
The Reverend Horton Heat
Fitz and The Tantrums
Over the Rhine
Grant Lee Buffalo
Urge Overkill
Charles Bradley
Vendetta Red
Sharon Van Etten
Brite Futures
Dennis Coffey
Head Like a Kite
Greensky Bluegrass
Ian Moore & The Lossy Coils
Grand Hallway
You Am I
Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside
My Goodness
Beat Connection
Purity Ring
Ravenna Woods
Legendary Oaks
Mash Hall
The Horde and The Harem
Curtains For You
Ill Cosby
DJ Introcut



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Comments (21)


Posted by Anonymous | June 3, 2011 2:49 PM

oooh...ouch STG. Good luck.

Posted by Anonymous | June 3, 2011 2:50 PM

Hall and Oates and The Presidents of the United States of America at the same festival!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | June 3, 2011 2:50 PM

$75 for three full days of music and they want something like Kanye? How spoiled do they make them in Seattle?

Posted by Anonymous | June 3, 2011 2:56 PM

Seattle, oh how far ye have fallen...

Posted by Anonymous | June 3, 2011 3:08 PM

Really? Complaints about Black Eyed Peas not performing? Interesting.

And as for PUSA, they can shove their peaches up their '90s asses.

Posted by Anonymous | June 3, 2011 3:08 PM

weak line-up

when Broken Social Scene is a headliner for a major festival that spells FAIL

Posted by Anonymous | June 3, 2011 3:08 PM

Sunday lineup seems pretty good, mostly for NoMeansNo (will they ever play NYC?) and Butthole Surfers

Posted by Anonymous | June 3, 2011 3:11 PM

Butthole Surfers :)
Tennis :(

Posted by Anonymous | June 3, 2011 3:11 PM

Mavis Staples is going to do guest vocals for EHG during "Sister Fucker, Pt. II"

Posted by Anonymous | June 3, 2011 3:20 PM

Ray LaMontagne? Barf.

Posted by Anonymous | June 3, 2011 3:25 PM

"There's not a single band I want to see, and I haven't heard of most them," said Sarah Espinoza, a 19-year-old Penn State University student and intern at KIRO Radio.


Posted by Anonymous | June 3, 2011 3:27 PM

Sunday's lineup may be the single-most uninspiring day of ANY festival EVER!

Posted by Anonymous | June 3, 2011 3:29 PM

Atari Teenage Riot! Butthole Surfers! Eyehategod! NoMeansNo!!! Reverend Horton Heat! Urge Overkill!

Posted by Anonymous | June 3, 2011 3:36 PM

What time does Robyn go on and perform pop music?

Posted by Anonymous | June 3, 2011 3:43 PM

3:29 - Comapired to Monday's line-up!? I wouldn't go to Monday if I was getting paid to cover this event.

Posted by Anonymous | June 3, 2011 4:39 PM

wait, this only costs $75 total for 3 days? thats pretty damn good, even with the meh lineup. theres enough there to get your dollar's worth.

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2011 12:47 AM

It's a great festival with a lot of options and great venues. I love Bumbershoot. But really they haven't had a line-up as great as 2000:
Death Cab for Cutie
Modest Mouse
Ben Harper
Tracy Chapman
The Magnetic Fields
Ani DiFranco
Elliott Smith
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
Big Star
Jonathan Richman
Bill Frisell
The Coup
Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Maceo Parker
Iris Dement
Southern Culture On the Skids
Elvin Bishop
Compay Segundo
Robbie Fulks
Mark Eitzel
Bad Livers
Jim Carroll
Sarah Jones
and a whole bunch more...

I felt like every band and artist I saw was awesome. I wish I could have been in three places the entire weekend.

So while this years line-up isn't epic, it's still a fun weekend at a great price.

Posted by Mud | June 4, 2011 5:15 PM

This lineup is a joke. Way to go Seattle!

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2011 6:19 PM

2005 & 2007 had good lineups. The last few years have been the same ol same! Artists that have already played here over the past few months or acts that are just so big and one hit wonderish (Wiz Khalifa). Bumbershoot has gotten too big and they are trying to do too much!

Not to age myself but my first Bumbershoot was in '92 and the ticket was like $8 for Queen Latifah, George Benson, Spin Doctors, and Robert Cray (just to name some of the headliners). I have a long standing history with Bumbershoot but I'll sit this year out!

Posted by melldogg | August 29, 2011 7:28 PM

Some time ago, I needed to buy a building for my organization but I did not have enough money and could not order something. Thank God my brother proposed to try to take the loan from creditors. So, I did that and used to be happy with my short term loan.

Posted by HillaryMELTON31 | December 27, 2011 4:19 AM

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