May is a mere day away, and with it comes the promise of summer. And while the warmest season burns sunny and bright, it will inevitably fade away during its unofficial endpoint of Labor Day Weekend. Anyway … in related news, Bumbershoot 2018 announced its lineup today.
The festival’s musical headliners feature a mix of hip-hop (J. Cole, Lil Wayne, Ludacris, T-Pain), rock (Fleet Foxes, Portugal. The Man, Phoenix, Blondie), EDM (The Chainsmokers, Illenium, RL Grime), and a dash of neo-soul from SZA. In addition to mid-card rock standouts like Cherry Glazerr and The Regrettes, the local flavor includes Noah Gundersen, Wimps, Great Grandpa, and DoNormaal.
The comedy contingent is the strongest its been in years with stand-ups like Eugene Mirman, Emily Heller, Shane Torres, Chris Fairbanks, and Courtney Shane Williams, plus podcasts like Ken Jennings and John Roderick’s The Ominbus Project and Off Book: The Improvised Musical Podcast (my personal pick for best new podcast of 2017).
Other Bumbershoot highlights include the literary minds of Battle of the Word Poetry Slam, The Bushwick Book Club, and Nikkita Oliver, local food offerings as part of B-Eats, breakdancing from Massive Monekees, Laser Dome shows at Pacific Science Center, and the Rock Art Poster Show.
Passes from Bumbershoot 2018 go on sale this Friday, May 4, at Bumbershoot.com. The three-day passes cost $220, with VIP and emerald passes running $475 and $775.
~Bumbershoot 2018 Lineup~
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, Silent Disco at Chihuly Garden and Glass
COMEDY AND CONVERSATION
Eugene Mirman, Last Podcast On The Left, Think It, Say It, Do It with Nikkita Oliver, Langston Kerman, The Omnibus Project with Ken Jennings and John Roderick, Emily Heller, Alex Edelman, Sam Jay, Josh Johnson, Liza Treyger, Shane Torres, Haunting Renditions: Plugged In with Eliot Glazer, Chris Fairbanks, 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 and HansmJustin, Sophie Buddle, Arts Core Presents: Youth Speak Seattle, Alyssa Yeoman, On Deck with Courtney Karwal, Jamel Johnson, and Mike Mulloy
ARTS AND CULTURE
Rock Art Poster Show, Sub Pop and Ames Bros Pop-Up Shops, Dylan Neuwirth, Urban Artworks, Yogashoot, Massive Monkees, Laser Dome at Pacific Science Center, Maker’s Space, and more
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