Bumbershoot announces daily lineup for 2023

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Sleater-Kinney, Sunny Day Real Estate, ZHU and more headline Seattle’s Bumbershoot Festival – Today the festival announces its program for its 50th anniversary celebrations, revealing new musical performances and more.

Bumbershoot, Seattle’s arts and music festival, has announced its highly anticipated daily program lineups and introduces new musicians who will celebrate the festival’s 50th anniversary on September 2nd and 3rd at the Seattle Center.

The producers have also shared details of the successful launch of their Workforce Development Program, which supports future generations of music festival producers and industry professionals.

Saturday kicks off the festival with performances by Olympias Sleater-Kinney with Carrie Brownstein of Portlandia, an electronic set from world-renowned producer ZHU, explosive punk and alternative rock hits from AFI, Grammy nominee Brittany Howard and hometown Seattle Heroes Sunny Day Real Estate. Other performances on Saturday include Durand Jones, Matt and Kim, Ride, Jacob Banks and more.

Sunday features performances from alt-rock darlings The Revivalists, post-hardcore band Jawbreaker, legendary British producer Fatboy Slim, synth alt-pop from Phantogram and Seattle’s Band of Horses. Other Sunday acts include Bomba Estereo, Uncle Waffles, A-Trak, Valerie June and more.

Bumbershoot is looking forward to it too announce new arrivals The already expansive lineup includes feminist performance art rockers Pussy Riot, legendary producer Maya Jane Coles, indie rock quartet Shannon and The Clams and Seattle TV star.

The revamped Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival is a partnership between non-profit organization Third Stone and festival producer New Rising Sun. Third Stone launched the royalty-free Bumbershoot Workforce Development Program in April in partnership with UC Theater’s Concert Career Pathways Program (CCP-X).

This tuition-free, hands-on training program removes the barriers to entering the live music business for young people ages 17-25 from historically marginalized communities, and supports the next generation of music industry professionals in laying the foundation for a more just and equitable world place including music industry. The six-month program focuses on teaching the behind-the-scenes aspects of concert promotion and production, combined with job shadowing and paid internships, culminating in jobs during Bumbershoot Festival’s Labor Day weekend.

For the inaugural Bumbershoot Workforce Development Program, 16 participants embarked on a series of workshops, speaker series and shadow shifts in collaboration with music industry professionals and organizations in Third Stone’s Professional Partner Network.

This includes organizations like Seattle’s legendary venues The Crocodile and The Triple Door, as well as TeenTix and learning marketable skills like event production, audio engineering marketing, talent sourcing, event budgeting and more. Third Stone’s vision for success is based on the “festival-as-a-classroom” philosophy and envisions the program’s alumni leading the festival ten years from now.

Full day program for Bumbershoot 2023:

Saturday September 2nd

  • Sleater-Kinney
  • ZHU
  • AFI
  • Brittany Howard
  • Sunny Day Real Estate
  • Durand Jones
  • Matt and Kim
  • Maya Jane Coles
  • Drive
  • Jacob Banks
  • Major League DJz
  • DOMi & JD Beck
  • the dip
  • Puddle Pity Party
  • Annabelle Englund
  • Destroy boys
  • Hunx and his Punx
  • thunder pussy
  • reignwolf
  • screaming females
  • Morgan and the organ donors
  • Freshwater
  • Chong the nomad
  • lift
  • girl problems
  • radioactivity
  • Dave B
  • The Renaissance Revolution
  • Spirit Awards
  • Pressha
  • Long Dark Moon
  • fractures and swellings
  • wimps
  • scarves

Sunday September 3rd

  • The Revivalists
  • jawbreaker
  • Fatboy Slim
  • phantogram
  • band of horses
  • progeny
  • stereo bomb
  • uncle waffles
  • A Trak
  • Valerie June
  • pussy riot
  • Benny the butcher
  • The Rebirth Brass Band
  • Shannon and the Clams
  • temple
  • Dandy Warhol’s
  • Algernon Cadwallader
  • Sol
  • gustaf
  • Trinix
  • Debby Friday
  • true loves
  • modern love.
  • The blacks
  • King Youngblood
  • Massy Ferguson
  • Cassandra Lewis
  • Them
  • Simone BG
  • Fouad Masoud
  • Black Ends
  • TV star
  • pink boa
  • Beverly Crusher

To celebrate the 50th anniversary, Bumbershoot and Amazon are offering 50 percent lower prices than the last event in 2019 to allow more communities across the Pacific Northwest to enjoy the festival.

Amazon, in partnership with Third Stone, is supporting the distribution of 5,000 free tickets directly to nonprofits and underserved communities. A portion of ticket sales will benefit the Bumbershoot Workforce Development Program.