This year’s 43rd annual Bumpershoot festival, which is held Aug. 31-Sept. 2 at the Seattle Center, presents a lineup that would make any festivarian pumped to be there. Just as important is that it highlights two of the Northwest’s biggest acts.
After decades of commercial success hometown heroes Heart have been recognized for its contributions to music and giving females role models that encouraged them to start their own bands. Last April, founders Ann and Nancy Wilson were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Death Cab for Cutie’s set celebrates the 10th anniversary of “Transatlanticism” by playing the classic album and commercial breakthrough in its entirety. It will be re-released on vinyl and for digital download on Oct. 29. For more information, visit http://www.deathcabforcutie.com.
The rest of the lineup includes fun., MGMT, Maceo Parker, Trampled By Turtles, Eric Burdon & the Animals, Bob Mould, Matt & Kim, Justin Townes Earle, Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience, Gary Numan, !!! (chk chk chk), Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires Allen Stone, Alt-J, The Joy Formidable, Kendrick Lamar, The Zombies, Deerhunter, Baroness, Redd Kross, Crystal Castles, Ra Ra Riot, Beats Antique, Ivan & Alyosha, Tegan and Sara, The Sheepdogs, Washed Out, Mates of State, Matt Pond, The Mowgli’s and Kopecky Family Band.
As North America’s largest urban arts festival, each day is filled with live concerts, film screenings, comedy and spoken word performances, dance, theatre and visual arts over the Labor Day weekend.
For more information on Bumpershoot, visit http://bumbershoot.org.