Music and Arts Festival is proud to announce its official 2018 lineup. Taking place over Labor Day weekend, Friday Aug. 31 through Sunday Sept. 2, the 48th annual Bumbershoot will feature an eclectic list of performers including music headliners J. Cole, The Chainsmokers, SZA, Fleet Foxes, Lil Wayne, Ludacris, Blondie, Illenium, Portugal. the Man, Phoenix, Cold War Kids, Bishop Briggs, dvsn, Chromeo, among others. More than 100 additional performances from multiple art disciplines will be present throughout the weekend on more than a dozen indoor and outdoor stages spread throughout the 74-acre festival grounds.
Over its decades-long history, Bumbershoot has brought music superstars and exciting new discoveries to its stages and has also established itself as more than a music festival, setting a precedent for other arts events across the country by adding big-name and emerging comedians, dance performances, literary icons, visual art installations, fashion, science, theatre and culinary exhibitions. A rich orchestration of artistic zeitgeist, Bumbershoot is the perfect celebration to close out the summer with its Seattle Center location as a park-like oasis in the middle of vibrant downtown Seattle.
J. Cole, The Chainsmokers, SZA, Fleet Foxes, Lil Wayne, Illenium, Portugal. The Man, RL Grime, Phoenix, Ludacris, Chromeo, Young Thug, Blondie, Cold War Kids, T-Pain, Mura Masa, Gryffin, DVSN, Rhye, AJR, Bishop Briggs, Tinashe, The Revolution, Kelela, Tritonal, Lane 8, Deorro, Dr. Octagon, Emancipator Ensemble, Marian Hill, Moses Sumney, Fisher, Superorganism, Noah Gundersen, Bahamas, Poolside, Elderbrook, Towkio, London On Da Track, Elohim, Olivia O'Brien, Black Pistol Fire, Cherry Glazerr, Saweetie, Knox Fortune, Yung Pinch, Jade Bird, Sasha Sloan, Marc E. Bassy, Xavier Omär, Hobo Johnson, Arkells, Jillian Jacqueline, Mt. Joy, Nothing, Nowhere., Ella Vos, Mikky Ekko, lovelytheband, Pink Slips, GG Magree, Bas, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Maxo Kream, Duckwrth, The Regrettes, Cozz, Jack Harlow, JPEGMafia, Kailee Morgue, Yuno, Travis Thompson, Carlie Hanson, Noodles, Brent Amaker and the Rodeo, Mersiv, Umii, Ripe, Wimps, Khanvict, Ethan Tucker, Xie, Great Grandpa, Desure, Knife Knights, Sloucher, Ducky, Grynch, Jo Passed, B.A.G. (Blimes x Gab), DoNormaal, dJ100proof, Jake Crocker,Let's Eat Grandma, Skating Polly, Craig Jaffe, Micaiah Sawyer, USC Presents Silent Disco at Chihuly Garden and Glass.
Comedy and Conversation
Eugene Mirman, Last Podcast On The Left, Nikkita Oliver hosting "Think It, Say It, Do It", Langston Kerman, "The Omnibus Project" with Ken Jennings & John Roderick, Emily Heller, Alex Edelman, Sam Jay, Josh Johnson, Liza Treyger, Shane Torres, "Haunting Renditions: Plugged In" with Eliot Glazer, Chris Fairbanks, "On Deck" with Courtney Karwal, Jamel Johnson and Mike Mulloy, Amir K, Kate Willett, Lisa Best, "Off Book: The Improvised Musical" with Jessica McKenna and Zach Reino, Bri Pruett, "Dear Owen Wilson" with Blair Socci, Kortney Shane Williams, Gavin Matts, "Bad Jokes" with Wilfred Padua & HansmJustin, Sophie Buddle, Arts Core Presents: Youth Speak Seattle, Alyssa Yeoman, Battle Of The Word Poetry Slam.
Arts and Culture
Rock Art Poster Show featuring NW Rock Poster Artists, Sub Pop and Ames Bros Pop-Up Shops, Dylan Neuwirth, Urban Artworks, Corepower & Yogahustle presents Yogashoot, Massive Monkees, Laser Dome @ Pacific Science Center, Maker's Space where attendees can learn how to create, sculpt, build, and play with a sampling of the art forms showcased at Bumbershoot (featuring Western Neon, Pottery NW, little talia, The Vera Project, Malia Peoples, B-EATS chef's, 8 Stem, Fender, etc), and more.
Words and Ideas
Seattle Music Panel (with Megan Jasper from Sub Pop, Kate Becker from Office of Film + Music, Sharlese Metcalf from KEXP and Tim Lennon from The Vera Project), The Magic Hat, The Round, Battle of the Word Poetry Slam, The Bushwick Book Club.
One of Seattle's most renowned restaurateurs, Dan Bugge (Matt's In The Market, Radiator Whiskey, The White Swan, and 100 Pound Clam) returns to Bumbershoot with an even bigger hand-picked selection of Seattle's best food. Don't miss out on some of the city's finest culinary offerings like Matt's in the Market, 100 Pound Clam, Radiator Whisky, Gracia, The White Swan, Bok A Bok Fried Chicken, Little Uncle, Little Fish, Southpaw Pizza, Adana, Frankie & Jo's, and more.
Now approaching half a century old, Bumbershoot is one of Seattle's largest cultural touchstones. Each year, thousands of people from across the country flock to this acclaimed festival, which has become one of the biggest and beloved festivals in North America, while maintaining its Northwest spirit and innovative roots. The name Bumbershoot was chosen both as a knowing nod of respect to our city's most famous weather pattern and as a symbol of the overarching mission of this festival: to be an umbrella for all of the arts. Since 1972, Bumbershoot has been a multi-disciplinary arts festival showcasing the best of music, comedy, dance, film, literary arts, performing arts, theatre, visual arts and more. Spanning the Seattle Center grounds, a campus originally created for the 1962 World's Fair, Bumbershoot has continued its legacy of celebrating innovation and the search for what's next.