Full Bumbershoot 2011 Lineup: Mavis Staples, The Kills, Hall & Oates, Macklemore, Shabazz Palaces, Lemolo, Butthole Surfers ...

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Over the last 10 years, Bumbershoot has gone from a four-day festival on Labor Day weekend sporting marquee headliners in both Seattle's

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Full Bumbershoot 2011 Lineup: Mavis Staples, The Kills, Hall & Oates, Macklemore, Shabazz Palaces, Lemolo, Butthole Surfers ...

  • Full Bumbershoot 2011 Lineup: Mavis Staples, The Kills, Hall & Oates, Macklemore, Shabazz Palaces, Lemolo, Butthole Surfers ...

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    Renee McMahon
    Vetiver
    Over the last 10 years, Bumbershoot has gone from a four-day festival on Labor Day weekend sporting marquee headliners in both Seattle's Center's KeyArena and Memorial Stadium, to a three-day affair that no longer books the latter, once its biggest venue. During that same decade, Sasquatch! has gone from a one-day festival at the Gorge to a four-day, sold-out annual affair over Memorial Day weekend. The two festivals are radically different at their core--Bumbershoot fishes for a large swath of humanity; Sasquatch! targets the indie set--with the primary difference being that Sasquatch! has an inborn audience that is lineup agnostic. Bumbershoot, on the other hand, is largely at the mercy of fans of the acts on the bill.

    When daily admission to Bumbershoot was in the $10 range, everyone attended, because it was sure to be worth your money somehow. At $50, where the day-of price has been the last two years, the lineup makes all the difference. After several years of dwindling numbers, Bumbershoot announced that in 2011 it was going to re-imagine itself as a smaller festival.

    That's exactly what it's done. This year Bumbershoot is regrouping, focusing less on drawing in fans of household names like Fergie, Bob Dylan, and Stone Temple Pilots, and instead hoping that an affordable ticket will reel back in the casual music-listeners it lost when prices got too high. The lineup, which the fest released in full today after teasing fans with an artist-a-day announcement in May, reflects the new strategy, booking longtime local favorites (The Presidents), zeitgeist classics (Daryl Hall & John Oates), and local bands that are having bang-up years (Shabazz Palaces, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis). And after an early bird special that brought three-day passes down to $75, single-day advance tickets are now on sale for $35, with weekend passes going for $90.

    "Rather than putting great focus on these household name super groups, stadium-sized artists who any one of them could fill a festival on their own, we're going to focus on the collective value of the artists as a whole, and their collective ability to create a discovery-rich environment," says Jon Stone, the executive director of One Reel, Bumbershoot's non-profit parent. "There's just no shortage of mega tours and mega festivals that present the mega acts for a mega-priced ticket. Seattle doesn't need Bumbershoot to do that, so we're happy to present a much broader array of art and artists at the most affordable price possible."

    While the festival has gotten smaller in terms of star power, Stone says moving away from expensive stadium-fillers has allowed Bumbershoot to book 20 additional music acts this year.

    Here's the full lineup. The Presidents of the United States of America and Brite Futures are confirmed, but the date is TBA:

    Saturday 9/3

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    Mavis Staples plays Bumbershoot on Saturday, Sept. 3.
    Ray LaMontagne and the Pariah Dogs

    Minus the Bear

    Mavis Staples

    Little Dragon

    Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

    STRFKR

    Shabazz Palaces

    Warpaint

    Vusi Mahlasela

    MarchFourth Marching Band

    Eyehategod

    Nortec Collective Presents: Bostich + Fussible

    Väsen

    Champagne Champagne

    Astronautalis

    PS I Love You

    Yuni in Taxco

    Campfire OK

    Meklit Hadero

    Craft Spells

    Caleb Klauder Country Band

    Valient Thorr

    Jayme Stone: Room of Wonders

    Pickwick

    Red Fang

    Scribes

    Wagons

    Shelby Earl

    Free the Robots

    Witchburn

    Nice Nice

    Kris Orlowski & The Passenger String Quartet

    Emancipator

    Tomten

    Pezzner

    Lawnchair Generals

    The Great Mundane

    Natasha Kmeto

    DJ Nordic Soul

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    Leon Russell plays Bumbershoot on Sunday, Sept. 4.
    Sunday Sept. 4

    Wiz Khalifa

    Broken Social Scene

    Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

    The Kills

    Butthole Surfers

    Carbon Leaf

    Leon Russell

    Toro Y Moi

    Anti-Flag

    Das Racist

    The Lonely Forest

    Vetiver

    Jessica Lea Mayfield

    Dam-Funk

    NoMeansNo

    Atari Teenage Riot

    Tennis

    Thee Oh Sees

    Mad Rad

    The Jim Jones Revue

    School of Seven Bells

    Joe Pug and the Hundred Mile Band

    Davila 666

    AgesandAges

    Wayne Horvitz Café Paloma Band

    Kore Ionz

    Sol

    Whalebones

    Allen Stone

    Massy Ferguson

    Tycho

    Thomas Marriott's Human Spirit

    Kaylee Cole

    Com Truise

    HTRK

    Lusine

    Gail Pettis Quartet

    Kasey Anderson and The Honkies

    Shigeto

    The Sight Below

    DJ Justin Timbreline

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    Daryl Hall & John Oates play Bumbershoot on Monday, Sept. 5.
    Monday Sept. 5

    Daryl Hall & John Oates

    The Reverend Horton Heat

    Fitz and The Tantrums

    Over the Rhine

    Phantogram

    Grant Lee Buffalo

    Urge Overkill

    Charles Bradley

    Vendetta Red

    Sharon Van Etten

    Dennis Coffey

    Head Like a Kite

    YACHT

    Greensky Bluegrass

    Quadron

    Ian Moore and the Lossy Coils

    Grand Hallway

    You Am I

    Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside

    My Goodness

    LAKE

    Beat Connection

    Purity Ring

    Truckasaurus

    Ravenna Woods

    Curtains For You

    Lemolo

    SPLATINUM

    Legendary Oaks

    Mash Hall

    The Horde and The Harem

    214

    WD4D

    Ill Cosby

    DJ Introcut

     
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