Bumbershoot Celebrates 50th Anniversary & Shares 2023 Lineup

Seattle’s iconic Bumbershoot festival is set to celebrate its 50th anniversary with a bang. The music and arts festival will return to the city on September 2nd and 3rd, 2023, with a star-studded lineup featuring Pacific Northwest favorites such as Sleater-Kinney, Band of Horses, and Sunny Day Real Estate, among others.

As confirmed via Bumbershoot’s website, 2023 will also feature performances from Brittany Howard, AFI, The Revivalists, Jawbreaker, Uncle Waffles, DOMi & JD BECK, Benny the Butcher, Matt and Kim, Cassandra Lewis, Jacob Banks, Zhu, Fatboy Slim, Durand Jones, Major League Djz, Puddles Pity Party, King Youngblood, Long Dark Moon, Destroy Boys, Girl Trouble, Sweet Water, Wimps, Debby Friday, Breaks and Swells, Chong the Nomad, Thunderpussy, The Black Tones, Reignwolf, Morgan and the Organ Donors, and The Dip. More acts to be confirmed soon.

Bumbershoot 2023 Lineup

The festival’s organizers have set the pricing for the event 50 percent lower than the price point tickets were offered at when it was last held in 2019. “We heard from our community and took action – fulfilling our promise of affordability and inclusivity,” said Steven Severin, co-president, and Director of Music Programming. “When re-imagining our festival for this return, we examined everything through an arts lens and expanded upon what art is and can be.”

Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell shared his excitement about the festival’s long-awaited return, stating that it would bring new energy and inspiration to the city. “As we activate and revitalize our downtown, I’m particularly excited about the next generation of artists, who will use this space at our cultural heart of Seattle Center to showcase their craft,” he said. “Beyond a set of fantastic shows, Bumbershoot is a critical opportunity to grow our city’s creative economy and embrace our One Seattle vision – bringing communities together through shared experiences.”

Bumbershoot festival was first held in 1971 and has since become a staple of Seattle’s cultural scene. The festival features a wide range of music genres, as well as art exhibits, comedy shows, and more. With the festival’s 50th-anniversary celebration, organizers are expecting a significant turnout, and they’re determined to make it an unforgettable experience for attendees.

Weekend passes and single-day tickets for the festival are available now through the official Bumbershoot website. The festival’s organizers encourage everyone to secure their tickets early to avoid disappointment.

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