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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
The complete Bumbershoot 2012 lineup below...

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



Comments (14)

oh the humanity

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2012 9:42 AM

Leftovers for dinner tonight.

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2012 9:48 AM

Great now we have to waste some of our money on Dubstep headliners.


Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2012 9:53 AM

The Greenhornes and Eric Burdon???? Say what???? That sounds fucking awesome!!!

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2012 9:53 AM

No Eric Avery = No Jane's Addiction

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2012 10:10 AM


Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2012 10:10 AM

Sure, Tony Bennett is a legend but WHY would anyone want to see him headline a festival like Bumbershoot? While he is probably the biggest highlight here, crooners shouldn't be at festivals!

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2012 10:44 AM

SO stupid.

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2012 11:05 AM

Yeah this is some perplexing lineup..though Keane and Bennett go together!

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2012 11:08 AM

I dont see a lot of blooch oufits on this list.

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2012 1:30 PM

hopefully that Greenhores and Eric collaboration turns into a tour

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2012 3:39 PM


Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2012 4:28 PM

This might be the worst set of headliners possible for a music festival

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