SEATTLE, April 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Bumbershoot is proud to announce the music lineup for the 45th year of the festival. Taking place at Seattle Center over Labor Day Weekend (September 5-7), Bumbershoot 2015 will feature:
ELLIE GOULDING * THE WEEKND * FAITH NO MORE * HOZIER
ZEDD * BASSNECTAR * CHANCE THE RAPPER * SOCIAL DISTORTION * BRANDON FLOWERS
CAKE * BEN HARPER & THE INNOCENT CRIMINALS * BRAND NEW * FLOSSTRADAMUS * NEKO CASE
FLYING LOTUS * FITZ & THE TANTRUMS * LINDSEY STIRLING
COMPLETE LINEUP LISTED BELOW
Additional programming—including Comedy, Words & Ideas, Theatre, Film, Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Spectacles, Film, Youngershoot, and other programming —will be announced at a later date.
Tickets for Bumbershoot 2015 are now available online at www.bumbershoot.com.
For four and a half decades, Bumbershoot has served as Seattle's annual end-of-summer party — a celebration of music, art and creativity held beneath the iconic Space Needle in downtown Seattle. This year's festival offers several exciting changes, including two mainstage locations (Memorial Stadium and KeyArena) and a new non-profit sponsor in the Center for Infectious Disease Research (CIDR) http://www.CIDresearch.org.
"Bumbershoot exemplifies Seattle's urban creativity," said Seattle Mayor Ed Murray. "This year's event reflects new energy, new venues and a fantastic line up. I look forward to seeing everyone at what will be an amazing festival."
"Our team is thrilled to be a part of the 2015 festival," says Rob Thomas, Vice President, AEG Live Pacific Northwest. "With guidance from previous Bumbershoot producers, we are taking the best from the past and pushing that vision into the future. The 45th year is going to be an amazing celebration."
"Bumbershoot is part of the heart and soul of our city, so I'm thrilled to be working with a team who treasures and values Bumbershoot's unique character and shares the same vision to make it beautiful and inspiring for all who attend," says Heather Smith, Interim Executive Director of long-time producer One Reel.
"Before directing and presenting Teatro Zinzanni, I had the great honor of producing the Festival for many decades," says One Reel founder Norm Langill. "While I haven't been involved in several years, I was happy to hear that One Reel was teaming up with AEG Live again to make the Festival happen this year. Bumbershoot is part of our creative city's DNA."
"We are proud to be part of the team that mounts such an epic event every year," says Seattle Center Director Robert Nellams. "We look forward to the success of this extraordinary urban arts experience long into the future."
New this year is the inclusion of the Center for Infectious Disease Research (formerly Seattle BioMed) as the official non-profit sponsor. As part of the partnership, AEG Live will donate a portion of each ticket sold to the organization and encourage fans to do the same, helping spread global health awareness.
"We're thrilled to be partnering with both AEG Live and Bumbershoot," says Edward Jenkins, Director of Marketing and Communications for the Center for Infectious Disease Research, "Bumbershoot is a Seattle institution as is the Center for Infectious Disease Research - we've both been a part of the community for nearly 40 years. And, AEG and its artists have a rich history of supporting non-profits all across the country. We couldn't be happier to pilot this new type of partnership with them and we look forward to their support in our mission of finding cures for some of the world's most deadly infectious diseases that claim the lives of nearly 14 million people every year."
Bumbershoot was established in 1971 as a city festival and has grown into one of America's most respected annual celebrations of art and culture. It continually leverages the best of Seattle's art scenes, showcasing the rich and diverse talent of the Pacific Northwest alongside national and international acts. Bumbershoot's diverse programming includes live music, comedy, theatre, film, visual arts, children's programming and more. Visit bumbershoot.com for more information.
Full schedule follows:
THE WEEKND * CHANCE THE RAPPER * CAKE
FLYING LOTUS * FITZ & THE TANTRUMS * LINDSEY STIRLING
JHENÉ AIKO * ATMOSPHERE * THE AIRBORNE TOXIC EVENT * KEYS N KRATES
BABES IN TOYLAND * KACEY MUSGRAVES * ELEPHANT REVIVAL * RAC LIVE
DEEP CREEP * JAMESTOWN REVIVAL * CHRIS STAPLETON * THE WHITE BUFFALO
ELLE KING * PHOEBE BRIDGERS * ON AN ON * RAZ SIMONE * LIL DICKY * SOFT SLEEP
GRACE LOVE & THE TRUE LOVES * BIG SCARY * MOTOPONY * SMOKEY BRIGHTS
K. FLAY * DUKE EVERS * ZACH VAN LUE
FAITH NO MORE * ZEDD * SOCIAL DISTORTION
BRAND NEW * FLOSSTRADAMUS * NEKO CASE
PUNCH BROTHERS * TCHAMI * THE MELVINS * PAPER DIAMOND
LEE "SCRATCH" PERRY & SUBATOMIC SOUND SYSTEM * THE CAVE SINGERS * CLASSIXX
DEAD MOON * NIKKI LANE * SALVA * MOON HOOCH * MIKAL CRONIN * FOX AND THE LAW
ISRAEL NASH * CHIMURENGA RENAISSANCE * UNLIKELY FRIENDS * HIBOU
CAMBODIAN SPACE PROJECT * CONSTANT LOVERS * THE FAME RIOT
TRACKSUIT WEDDING * JADEN CARLSON BAND
ELLIE GOULDING * HOZIER * BASSNECTAR
BEN HARPER & THE INNOCENT CRIMINALS * BRANDON FLOWERS
BORGORE * DEVOTCHKA * PEACHES * MINUS THE BEAR * BIG DATA * THE FLOOZIES
HEY MARSEILLES * BØRNS * EMANCIPATOR * NAHKO & MEDICINE FOR THE PEOPLE * KRIS ORLOWSKI
NACHO PICASSO * COLONY HOUSE * FINISH TICKET * GRIZZLED MIGHTY
NATHANIEL RATELIFF & THE NIGHT SWEATS * BROTHERS FROM ANOTHER * DAVE B
BREAD & BUTTER * LONESOME SHACK * SISTERS
About One Reel
One Reel has a history of producing independent, non-profit arts events in the Northwest, fueling civic pride through signature experiences that foster growth and development in community and the arts. These events have been touted as emblematic of Seattle values: arts, accessibility, and inclusivity. For more information, visit onereel.org.
About AEG Live
AEG Live, the live-entertainment division of Los Angeles-based AEG, is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance. AEG Live is comprised of touring, festival and special event divisions, seventeen regional offices and owns, operates or exclusively books thirty-five state-of-the-art venues. AEG Live's global touring divisions of Concerts West, Atlanta Worldwide Touring, The Messina Group, Marshall Arts, Marshall Arts USA, Goldenvoice Touring and AEG Live New York, London, South America and Asia consistently promote and produce top 10 international tours. The company currently produces residency shows at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and is the exclusive promoter at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. AEG Live is also the largest producer of music festivals in North America from the critically acclaimed Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival to Stagecoach Country Music Festival and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. http://www.aeglive.com
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