Bumbershoot Initial Lineup

Initial Lineup for Bumbershoot '09 Announced
September 5-7 at the Seattle Center in Seattle, WA

The initial artists for Bumbershoot 2009 have been announced, with many more to come in the following weeks. With three-day passes for only $80, it's time to spread the word and make your plans for September 5-7. Whether you're in town, nearby, or in need of a road trip, there's no better way to enjoy three summery days in Seattle.

Just announced:

Modest Mouse
Sheryl Crow
Modest Mouse
Katy Perry
Michael Franti & Spearhead
De La Soul
Raphael Saadiq
Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan
The Long Winters
Sly & Robbie and the Taxi Gang
World Party
Roy Ayers
Common Market
and many more...

We all work on ways to be a bit more sustainable, but being "green" also means going beyond your daily bus ride and recycling regimen. It also means taking the time to give back to your community. In 2009, Bumbershoot Gives Back with a new program that supports fellow local not-for-profit organizations with necessary projects, helping the community to be more sustainable, one project at a time.

You can buy discounted three-day passes NOW. Single day-specific tickets will be available Tuesday, July 21. For more ticket information, visit bumbershoot.org/tickets.htm.

[Published on: 4/2/09]

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Mr_McDankenstein Thu 4/2/2009 02:48PM
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POTKETTLEB1ACK Thu 4/2/2009 02:53PM
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sheryl crow...going for a different market i see

aquariumdrunk Thu 4/2/2009 02:55PM
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A couple gems there, but overall, this one truly deserves a big WTF?!

POTKETTLEB1ACK Thu 4/2/2009 02:56PM
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woah wait what...katy perry?!??! you're right, WTF!?

boom shanker Thu 4/2/2009 02:57PM
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boom shanker

huh? this is confusing to me

BGsteveBG Thu 4/2/2009 03:04PM
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Looks like I'll be going there, since I hit every single katy perry show...

gmoo Thu 4/2/2009 03:09PM
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'If it makes you happy', go ahead and go. I'll be here if you need me.

ClaysTribe Thu 4/2/2009 03:24PM
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D-Line Thu 4/2/2009 03:25PM
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katy perry is hot. and i like that she kisses girls too.

MoeString Thu 4/2/2009 03:26PM
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MusicPhiend Thu 4/2/2009 03:36PM
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Well, now I know where I'll be in between stops on the Jonas Brothers world tour.

JingoBa Thu 4/2/2009 03:42PM
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Wow.. who could have guessed Franti was playing at this festival!?


danalog Thu 4/2/2009 03:44PM
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Franti will play any gig where he can shout, "Everybody make some noiiiissssseeeeee!", or "Raise your hands in the aaaiiiirrrrrr!!"

Navin R. Johnson Thu 4/2/2009 04:15PM
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Nice one Danalog. So true. Franti....whatever.

Roy Ayers is the man. Was not aware he is playing out. Old school funk and soul. Highly recommended!

skoorbalot Thu 4/2/2009 04:56PM
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moonsafari Thu 4/2/2009 05:11PM
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at least there's De La Soul and Raphael Saadiq. this never ceases to amaze me. what happened to if you cant say anything nice dont say it at all. Isnt jam music, ie jambase, founded around tolerance and positivity? i think a lot of you would be happier people if you look for good instead of bad, you might actually have a nice day once in a while.

slosh21 Thu 4/2/2009 05:15PM
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Come on now...we should be able to say whatever we want...and I say this line up doesn't do it for me. And danalog it's "How you feeling"

cellophaneflwrs star Thu 4/2/2009 05:56PM
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peaton Thu 4/2/2009 06:41PM
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I was banking on Katy Perry doin her own fest in Limestone this year. Guess I'll just have to do her summertour :(

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granola Thu 4/2/2009 07:05PM
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how does this even make it on jambase?

phishman706 Thu 4/2/2009 07:37PM
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modest mouse, de la soul, and mark lanegan are quality musicians but sheryl crow and katy perry? hmmm.. something doesnt seem right

deadpig79 Thu 4/2/2009 08:17PM
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cough cough queer! what who said that? glad i dont live there anymore. seattle sucks dong!

BansheeBeat Thu 4/2/2009 08:46PM
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Pretty weak initial lineup. I'm sure it will get better, bumbershoot rarely disapoints. Seattle sucks dong??

cUB_nAsTY Thu 4/2/2009 09:23PM
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another waste of a good headline position which could have been filled by a whole plethora of solid acts. i heard these four dudes from vermont are pretty good.

jiudice Thu 4/2/2009 10:31PM
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W.E.A.K....Franti & Sly/Robbie are the only two artists I'd spend time seeing. Where is Panic? Ziggy Marley? Soulive? Vinyl? Allman Brothers? Burning Spear? Derek Trucks Band? Hot Tuna? Black Uhuru? Moe? Steve Kimock's Crazy Engine? Karl Denson? Tea Leaf Green? Neil Young? Yonder Mountain? Hot Buttered Rum? I mean....ALL OF THESE BANDS ARE TOURING!! This is my hometown festival and it's a joke once more.

WharfRat Fri 4/3/2009 12:19AM
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POOPERSHOOT----->what a ridiculous line up for true ASSCLOWNS.

Mr_McDankenstein Fri 4/3/2009 12:54AM
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wait for the next couple artists they announce, word is that superfly's ceo's best friend's daughter is in 7th grade with the step-neice of the owner of bumbershoot's HR person and Phish is gonna be announced within the next 3 weeks. when you hear it remember me.

mattland Fri 4/3/2009 03:53AM
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I'm not defending this line up or anything, but I was in Seattle last year visiting friends and we caught the tail end of the fest after spending a night in Vancouver. Xavier Rudd's set was amazing, a truly spiritual experience.

altubbs Fri 4/3/2009 06:27AM
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Just want to say that Bumbershoot is MUCH more than a music festival. They also tend to add acts as the time gets closer. Don;t hate on it until you have been there. It is well worth the completely reasonable ticket price.

Jokerman Fri 4/3/2009 06:29AM
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I understand why people are ripping on this festival, i was going too also until i read peoople hating on sheryl crow. if all you know about her is her radio friendly songs then you don't know shit. she has done some great blues work with the likes of eric clapton amoungst others. check out pavarotti and friends for war child, a classic mix up of genre melting music...don't be ignorant

GeorgieP Fri 4/3/2009 07:47AM
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This is definitely no Waynestock.

schofizzl Fri 4/3/2009 09:50AM
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^^if waynestock existed i would not have to see any shows all year except waynestock and only waynestock... i mean with a lineup like Aerosmith, Pearl Jam, Van Halen, and old guy fashioning a canoe out of a log.. NO! RIP TAYLOR! RIP TAYLORS GOING TO BE THERE!

eask star Fri 4/3/2009 10:09AM
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just awful

kjmcgrupp Fri 4/3/2009 11:40PM
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Have any of you critical, negative people ever even been to Bumbershoot? This is not Bonnaroo folks, It's been around a hell of a lot longer and it's not a hippie scene, they have a bit of everything. $80 for three days, lots of entertainment.

HoodooVoodoo starstarstarstarstar Fri 4/3/2009 11:56PM
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I would pay like $3.75 for this show.

Jimmy P Sat 4/4/2009 05:11PM
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Jimmy P

does anyone else have a dissenting opinion about global warming n the green movement? im on the fence... but al gore is full of shit... dont believe me just look into it.. see past the bullshit

Hans Sun 4/5/2009 07:39AM
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Yea, this is not what everyone here thinks of as a 'festival'. I'm sure there will be a lot of great and varied talent there, there always used to be. I used to live in Seattle and this was one of the great downtown events that made the area....and its not the 'big' names generally but the little local bands and folk bands and stuff. Caught alot of great shows there back in the day. Bumbershoot, Folk Life, Bite of Seattle trifecta of food, beer, and fun.