Fergie, John Legend, and the rock band +44 top a list of artists newly added to the 2007 Bumbershoot roster. Which goes to show that while...

Fergie, John Legend, and the rock band +44 top a list of artists newly added to the 2007 Bumbershoot roster. Which goes to show that while the 37-year-old music and arts festival keeps getting older, the lineup skews ever younger.

Also newly booked for the Sept. 1-3 festival are Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Tokyo Police Club, an appearance by filmmaker John Sayles (“Passion Fish,” “Matewan”), political humorist Andy Borowitz and the Austin-based theater collective Rude Mechanicals.

They join previously announced headliners the Shins, Wu-Tang Clan, Panic! at the Disco, Joss Stone and Kings of Leon.

For the first time, single-day tickets to Bumbershoot will be date-specific (that is, festivalgoers can no longer buy a one-day pass good for any day they please, but must choose Saturday, Sunday or Monday). And this Thursday is the deadline for the deepest discounts (see box for details).

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Festival highlights


The Shins, Wu-Tang Clan, Panic! at the Disco, Fergie, Sean Paul, John Legend, Joss Stone, Gym Class Heroes, Kings of Leon, Crowded House, Lupe Fiasco, +44, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Steve Earle, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Andrew Bird, Devotchka, Devendra Banhart, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, Zap Mama, Gogol Bordello, The Frames, Ian Ball of Gomez, Kill Hannah, Lyrics Born, Anberlin, Norma Jean, Art Brut, The Gourds, Head Automatica, Barrington Levy, The Avett Brothers, Tokyo Police Club, Aqueduct, The Greyboy Allstars, Roky Erickson & The Explosives, Menomena, K’naan, The Damnwells, Bouncing Souls, Soulive, The Apples in Stereo, The Holmes Brothers, John Wesley Harding, My Brightest Diamond, Bert Jansch, Allison Moorer, Floater, Mae, Yungchen Lhamo, The Horrorpops, Ryan Shaw, The Watson Twins, Magnolia Electric Co., Mocean Worker, Rosie Thomas, Ian McFeron Band, This Providence, The Aggrolites, The Receiving End of Sirens, Viva Voce, The Saturday Knights, Ohmega Watts, Rose Hill Drive, The Mother Truckers, Honeydripper All-stars, St. Vincent, Gabriel Teodros, Schoolyard Heroes, Stars of Track & Field, Seaweed, Joan as Police Woman, Honeycut, Grand Archives, Sam Yahel Trio, Kultur Shock, The Cave Singers, Bloodhag, Dyme Def, D.Black, Tiny Vipers, Danger:Radio, The Lashes, Night Canopy, Greta Matassa Quartet, The Blakes, Smoosh, The Cops, North Twin, Carrie Akre, Siberian, David Jacobs-Strain, Step Cousins, The Trucks, Das Llamas, Fleet Foxes, The Whore Moans, The F**king Eagles, The Pharmacy, Mono in VCF, Iceage Cobra, Book of Black Earth, Natalie Portman’s Shaved Head, Lillydale, Central Services, Shake Some Action!, Darrell Grant Trio, Sneaky Thieves, Adrian Xavier, Robbie Laws Bigger Blues Band, Deardorf/Peterson Group, Picoso, Victor Noriega, The Bad Things, Lazybones, Forgotten Sol, For Years Blue.


Andy Borowitz, Michael Showalter, Michael Ian Black, David Wein, Janeane Garofalo, Eugene Mirman, Jonathan Coultan, Fred Armisen, Craig Baldo, Kristin Schaal, God’s Pottery featuring Jeremiah Smallchild & Gideon Lamb, Brent Weinbach, Jasper Redd, Anthony Jeselnik, Al Madrigal, Greg Fitzsimmons, Cody Rivers Show, Best of the Comedy Underground, Blood Squad, Jet City Improv and more. Also: Bumbershoot’s Got Talent! showcases will take place over the weekend, judged by Matt Hall, Patrick Borelli and H. Jon Benjamin.

Literary Arts

Artists: Sage Francis, Buddy Wakefield, Christa Bell and others.

Programs: Salon of Shame (bad adolescent writing); Comix All Stars; Town Hall game show “You’re on the List,” with David Silverman, Nancy Guppy and others; the West Coast Poetry Slam; Poet Populist Finalists and more.

Visual Arts

Multimedia artists Miranda July and Harrell Fletcher’s public art project, “Learning to Love You More”; The Seattle-Havana Poster Show; Nick Drake Words and Music; graffiti art project “Claimin’ Space”; and a satellite Henry Art Gallery exhibition, among other events.


The 1 Reel Film Festival will include films by Miranda July; the green-focused films of Planet Cinema; and “Picture & Sound: Music Videos.” Film director John Sayles will show clips from his upcoming movie “Honeydripper.”


Dance: Taylor Mac, Decadancetheatre, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and a dance sampler from On the Boards.

Theater: Rude Mechanicals, Balagan Theatre, Wing-It, Jerk Alert, a theater showcase curated by Theatre Puget Sound and more. Ellen Forney presents a multimedia revue based on comics from the book “I Love Led Zeppelin.”

Spectacle: Vau de Vire Society circus; Can Can Carnival; Cyclecide Bike Rodeo; and Peddling Art, “a working art piece that combines pedal-power, a sewing machine, a printing press and festival patrons.”

Seattle Times staff