Bumbershoot Initial Lineup Announced

 

Sheryl Crow, Modest Mouse, Katy Perry,
Michael Franti & Spearhead, De La Soul, Raphael Saadiq, Isobel
Campbell & Mark Lanegan, The Long Winters, Sly & Robbie & The
Taxi Gang, World Party, Mstrkrft, Roy Ayers, Common Market, Uh Huh Her… a
strangely unexciting roster thus far. Keeping our fingers crossed….

 

 

 

By Blurt Staff

 

 

The 39th annual Bumbershoot: Seattle’s Music & Arts Festival,
Presented by Samsung Mobile announces a small portion of the 2009 lineup. The
3-day urban event takes place Labor Day Weekend (September 5 – 7). The Festival
stretches across the 74-acre Seattle
Center, located beneath
the city’s iconic Space Needle, and programs 20 indoor and unique outdoor
venues. This progressive Festival features a diverse array of arts including
live music, comedy, theatre, dance, film, urban crafts, and literary and visual
arts. Up-to-date Festival details are located at www.bumbershoot.org .

 

 

MUSIC 

Sheryl Crow / Modest Mouse / Katy Perry / Michael Franti
& Spearhead / De La Soul / Raphael Saadiq / Isobel Campbell & Mark
Lanegan / The Long Winters / Sly & Robbie & the Taxi Gang / World Party
/ MSTRKRFT / Roy Ayers / Common Market / UH HUH HER / Dave Alvin and The
Guilty Women / Eric Hutchinson /  No Age / Matt & Kim / Dead
Confederate / The Cave Singers / Swollen Members / Vieux Farka Touré /
Lenka / Gang Gang Dance / Todd Snider / Holy F**k / DJ Spooky / Iglu &
Hartly / Low vs Diamond / Sera Cahoone / Eleni Mandell / Carrie Rodriguez
/ The Honey Brothers / Natalie Portman’s Shaved Head / Extra Golden /
Cordero / Forgive Durden / Hey Marseilles / Adrian Xavier, and many more
to be announced.

 

 

ARTS

Bumbershoot is proud to be a destination for diverse, top
international talent, while being part of a community that offers high-caliber
arts offerings year-round. The 2009 Festival will continue its legacy of
attracting such talent to Seattle
Center, as the event will
brim with a bounty of arts from near and far in the worlds of comedy, dance,
performance, theatre, film, spectacle, literary and visual arts, and surprises
around every corner. This impressive gathering of arts genres sets Bumbershoot
apart, while bringing fans together for three days of entertainment,
imagination and creative expression.

 

A small sampling of what’s to come at Bumbershoot’s 2009
Arts Program includes a host of visual arts exhibits including an exploration
of waste, regrowth and sustainability featuring work from Paul Miller (a/k/a DJ
Spooky), among others; “Dada Economics” from Vital 5 Productions; The
Seattle-Moscow Poster Show; and an expanded Gage Drawing Jam. In addition to
visual arts, the Festival will include a performance by the celebrated Pacific
Northwest Ballet; the merge of high-energy tap dance and Japanese Taiko
drumming from NYC’s COBU; “like a magician, but cooler,” the magic stylings of
Justin Kredible; a rare appearance by renowned Young Adult author S.E. Hinton;
a poetry reading curated by Spencer Moody of the Murder City Devils; a
theatrical extravaganza by Jason Webley; a literary food program hosted by
acclaimed Seattle chef and restaurateur, Tom Douglas and much more. The
Festival’s complete arts lineup and much anticipated comedy program will be
announced in the coming months.

 

 

YOUNGERSHOOT

Calling all kids (and their parents)! Bumbershoot provides
the perfect place for family fun! The 2009 lineup will include special programs
specifically for the Festival’s younger fans, including hands-on activities,
arts offerings, and music that’s friendly for the whole family. From activities
at the Kids Pavilion (located inside the Center House), to performance and art
attractions, there will be sights and sounds to excite Festival fans of all
ages. A separate Youngershoot program will be available for download this
summer, allowing parents the opportunity to plan their days in advance. For child entry information visit:
bumbershoot.org/info/children.htm

 

 

TICKETS

In its 39th year, Bumbershoot continues to offer a massive
weekend roster of world-class entertainment, arts and culture for an
exceptionally low ticket price (with advance ticket prices remaining fixed for
the third year running!) The value-packed Festival’s $60 3-day passes (made
available only to BumberFan Club members as an Insider Deal during
the holiday season*) are SOLD OUT. Three-day passes are available NOW at
bumbershoot.org for $80 through Friday, August 21 and $120 thereafter. Buy
early for the biggest savings!

 

Single day-specific tickets will be available Tuesday, July
21 at bumbershoot.org, Ticketmaster outlets, or by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000. Single day-specific tickets are $35
through August 21, and $50 thereafter. For more ticket information visit
bumbershoot.org/tickets.htm. 

 

*Expect another Insider Deal – a discount
on single day-specific tickets for BumberFans only – in the months to come.
Anyone can become a BumberFan online at bumbershoot.org. BumberFan Club
membership is FREE and provides subscribers with Insider Deals,
breaking Festival news and other exclusive opportunities. 

 

A Special Entry (discounted) ticket for seniors 65 and over,
patrons with permanent disabilities and kids aged 6-10 (accompanied by a paying
adult) will be available for $15 / day at two gates during the Festival, and
ONLY the day of the event (no advance sales of any kind). Children aged 5 and
under are admitted for free.

 

 

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