The Decemberists, Rise Against, J. Cole and Neko Case to join Bob Dylan, Mary J. Blige, Hole and Weezer as headliners. Northwest acts include The Moondoggies, The Maldives, THEESatisfaction, Feral Children, Dave Bazan, Unnatural Helpers, Grynch, Fresh Espresso, Helladope, Visqueen, Japandroids, The Lonely H, Wheedle's Groove and Laura Veirs & The Hall of Flames.
The music menu for Bumbershoot 2010 is taking shape, with additional details announced Tuesday by festival producer One Reel.
Headliners Bob Dylan, Mary J. Blige, Hole and Weezer, whose names were released last week, will be joined by Portland indie rockers The Decemberists; Chicago punk band Rise Against; hip-hop artist J. Cole; and a favorite of Northwest folk-pop fans, Neko Case.
The three-day music and arts festival, which takes place at Seattle Center Sept. 4-6, will have a strong local showing this year. The Moondoggies, The Maldives and THEESatisfaction — bands that all seem to be having a moment thanks in part to MTV’s “$5 Cover” project — are on the lineup. So, too, are solid Northwest acts Feral Children, Hey Marseilles, Fatal Lucciauno, Dave Bazan, Unnatural Helpers, Grynch, Fresh Espresso, Helladope, Visqueen, Japandroids, The Lonely H and Laura Veirs & The Hall of Flames.
Also on the bill is Wheedle’s Groove — a collection of veteran Seattle R&B artists whose careers have been resurrected by a recent recording and film project of the same name.
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The Seattle jazz scene is represented by Greta Matassa Quartet and Matt Jorgensen Quintet, among others.
The headliners are grouped by style: Dylan, Case and The Decemberists lend the mainstage a folkie flavor Saturday night; Weezer, Hole and Rise Against give Sunday an alternative-rock spin; and Blige and J. Cole will close the festival Monday night with a rap/R&B-flavored set. One Reel promises one more “very special guest” to be announced later on the closing-night bill.
Also still to be announced: Bumbershoot’s literary, comedy, performing arts, visual arts, film and theater programming.
A new “Economy Ticket” will be offered this year for $22 advance or $30 at the gate. It allows patrons access for one day to all events on the Seattle Center grounds except the headlining mainstage shows in Memorial Stadium.
Standard tickets (for all events including mainstage shows) will be priced at $40 advance and $50 at the door.
Children 10 and under are invited to attend free; special Youngershoot programming — music, art and activities aimed at kids — promises to make Bumbershoot more family-friendly this year.
In addition to the acts named above, the musical lineup includes:
LMFAO, Billy Bragg, Ozomatli, Angelique Kidjo, Solomon Burke, The Dandy Warhols, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Jenny and Johnny (featuring Jenny Lewis and Jonathan Rice), Jamie Lidell, The Raveonettes, Balkan Beat Box, Motion City Soundtrack, The Thermals, Ra Ra Riot, The English Beat, Justin Townes Earle, Booker T., Surfer Blood, The Bouncing Souls.
Bob Schneider, Anvil, Bomba Estereo, Jay Electronica, Aterciopelados, Baroness, James Cotton “Superharp” Blues Band, Meat Puppets, Crash Kings, This Providence, Brian Auger’s Oblivion Express, The Whigs, Greg Laswell, Civil Twilight, Trampled By Turtles, The Clientele, Atlas Sound, The Budos Band, Bobby Bare Jr., Horse Feathers, Vienna Teng Trio, HEALTH, Plants and Animals, Georgia Anne Muldrow & Declaime, Hey Marseilles, Kings Go Forth, Sweet Water, Delorean, JEFF The Brotherhood, Chris Pureka, Shawn Lee’s Ping Pong Orchestra, Garotas Suecas, The Constellations, Coryell, Auger, Sample Trio, Victor Shade, Star Anna & The Laughing Dogs, Pete Molinari, Sista Monica’s “Singin in the Spirit,” Lay Low, Idiot Pilot, The Round, Wild Orchid Children, The Cute Lepers, Fences, Caspar Babypants.
The Tripwires, Fatal Lucciauno, Loch Lomond, The Physics, School of Rock All Stars, See Me River, Zoe Muth and The Lost High Rollers, People Eating People, Eldridge Gravy & The Court Supreme, Brent Amaker & The Rodeo, Born Anchors, Slender Means, BOAT, McTuff Trio, Parlour Steps, The Redwood Plan, Lisa Dank, Becki Sue & Her Big Rockin’ Daddies!, Great Waves, Brian Vogan, Johnny Bregar.
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