2006 Bumbershoot Lineup Announced

We had the dates for you a long time ago, and finally we’ve got an early look at Seattle’s Bumbershoot lineup later this year…

2006 Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival
Sep. 2-4, 2006
Seattle, WA (various)


Kanye West
A Tribe Called Quest
Hawthorne Heights
Shooter Jennings
the English Beat
Mates Of State
Of Montreal
Matt Costa
The Blood Brothers
Bettye Lavette
the subdudes
Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk
Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings
Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey
Yerba Buena
The English Beat
3 Inches of Blood
Laura Veirs
Nouvelle Vague
Jamie Lidell
Vashti Bunyan
Dengue Fever

Update (6/6): Just added…

Badly Drawn Boy • Zero 7 • Great Big Sea • Lady Sovereign • Rogue Wave • The Veronicas • Alejandro Escovedo • Sonya Kitchell • CocoRosie • Rock Kills Kid • Luther “Guitar Jr” Johnson • Blue Scholars • The Living Jarboe • Jose Gonzalez • Particle • Lila Downs • Rishi Rich Project • The Fall of Troy • Jeremy Enigk • Gokh-Bi System • Cloud Cult • The High Dials • Bitter:sweet • Rocky Votolato • mewithoutyou • Common Market • Crystal Skulls • Jacqui Naylor • Mark Pickerel & His Praying Hands • Mountain Con • p:ano • Erase Errata • The Epoxies • Brett Dennen • Sera Cahoone

Update (7/9): Just added…

Blondie • Steve Miller Band • Spoon • The New Pornographers • As I Lay Dying • The Thermals • Rishi Rich Project • Copeland • The Bellrays • Nomo • The Briefs • Decibel Showcase featuring Deadbeat, Lusine and Synthclub • Speaker Speaker • The Transmissionary Six • Mon Frere • Seattle Hip Hop Showcase featuring Macklemore, The Saturday Knights and Abyssinian Creole • The Can’t See • PK & What Army? • Kane Hodder • Korby Lenker • Velella Velella • The Like • The Invisible Eyes • The Lonely H • New Fangs • The Hollowpoints • Daylight Basement • Seattle Jazz Showcase featuring Jim Knapp Orchestra, Kelley Johnson Quartet, Floyd Standifer, and John Bishop Group • Cancer Rising • Dub Championz • Go Like Hell • Johanna Kunin • Derby • West Valley Highway • The Swains • Romance • Izabelle • The Lonely Forest • Tor Dietrichson with Mambo Cadillac • Olympic Sound Collective • Randy Oxford Band • Electric Shades of Blue • Po’okela Street Band


Where else can you find…

Kanye West, AFI, A Tribe Called Quest, Yellowcard, Atmosphere, Hawthorne Heights Plus the Pacific Northwest Ballet, Rat City Roller Girls, Indie Crafts, Comedy on Two Stages, and Much More, All in One Place?

The 36th Annual Bumbershoot® Music & Arts Festival
Labor Day Weekend, September 2-4
Seattle Center

The 2006 Bumbershoot: Seattle’s Music & Arts Festival, now in its 36th year, unleashes more than 1,500 outstanding artists in 20 unique venues on the urban grounds of the Seattle Center. The three-day sensory experience is the biggest contemporary music and arts festival in North America, a regular Mecca for cultural gluttons.

While new outstanding additions to the Bumbershoot lineup will be revealed over the weeks to come, we’ve provided a few morsels to whet your artistic appetite:

The diverse, genre-crossing 2006 Bumbershoot musical lineup includes:

Kanye West • AFI • A Tribe Called Quest • Yellowcard • Atmosphere • Hawthorne Heights • Feist • Shooter Jennings • Mates of State • Of Montreal • Matt Costa • The Blood Brothers • Bettye Lavette • the subdudes • Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk • Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings • Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey • Yerba Buena • The English Beat • Gossip • 3 Inches of Blood • Deerhoof • Laura Veirs • Nouvelle Vague • Breakestra • Jamie Lidell • Vashti Bunyan • Dengue Fever • Metric

In their Seattle debut, Montreal’s Rubberbandance Group will shine in this year’s dance program at the Bagley Wright Theatre! Led by choreographer Victor Quijada, and fresh from international performances, RBDG gracefully combines world-class breakdance with contemporary classicism. Seattle’s own Pacific Northwest Ballet will make cameo appearances, and perform an intimate sneak peek of their November world premiere, also choreographed by Quijada.

2006 Bumberbout, Flat Track Derby Invitational, co-hosted by the Rat City Roller Girls, features seven of the best flat track roller derby teams nationwide vying for the first ever Bumberbout title and cash prizes. The bout will be held one day only at Seattle Center’s KeyArena. In addition to fine sportsmanship and unbridled energy, expect to see musical performances, madcap announcers and outlandish outfits. Don’t be surprised to see roller girls skating through the Seattle Center grounds on Saturday!

Literary Arts
Best-selling authors and the unexpected can be found in our Literary Arts program. Featured is renowned cultural critic, and rock journalist Greil Marcus, author of Mystery Train, Lipstick Traces and the forthcoming The Shape of Things to Come: Prophecy and the American Voice. Also featured is Mary Gaitskill, acclaimed author of Veronica, nominated for the National Book Award and cited by the New York Times as one of the ten best books of 2005.

Bumbershoot and the American Poster Institute are eager to present Flatstock 9-featuring the best and most innovative underground poster artists and their unique work. Thoroughly embodying the spirit of Bumbershoot, Flatstock unites powerful visual design with the creativity and passion of indie rock.

This riotously popular program of national and regional comedians expands to two stages in order to satisfy festival-goers’ voracious appetite for humor! Bumbershoot has created new space for those ever sarcastic yet entertaining perspectives on political and social issues of the day, as well as the silly and ridiculous.

For the first time ever, the renowned Seattle International Film Festival, the largest and most highly attended film festival in the United States, will curate Bumbershoot’s 1 Reel Film Festival. The 1 Reel Film Festival features live-action, animated, experimental, and documentary films, music videos, and shorts from regional, national, and international filmmakers. Whether a film aficionado or simply curious, there is something for everyone!

Visual Arts
The Northwest Rooms at Seattle Center will house innovative exhibits and hands-on activities incorporating arts of various media, many of which will address the theme of “High Tech vs. Home Ec.” These works will explore the intersection of technology-based art and its overlap with the recent surge in the DIY craft movement.

Bumbershoot has undergone a vendor makeover! The result is the new and unconventional Indie Market. The Indie Market features independent artists, designers, crafters and retailers who, through the rising DIY movement, have redefined the traditional craft fair. Working in conjunction with Urban Craft Uprising and I Heart Rummage, Bumbershoot will gather local and national creatives, fashionistas, and tastemakers to showcase their DIY goods, from duct tape wallets to vinyl record hand bags, making the Indie Market one of the most dynamic additions to the 2006 Festival.

Three days of exceptional regional theater programming, curated by Theatre Puget Sound (TPS), will be presented at the Center House. TPS nurtures a healthy and vibrant theatre community, while striving to develop strong ties among the region’s theatre professionals, and aims to raise visibility of this region’s theatre scene at the local, national, and international levels.

Tickets for the 2006 Bumbershoot®: Seattle’s Music & Arts Festival will go on sale July 15, 2006 at 10:00 AM at bumbershoot.org, at Ticketmaster locations, or by phone at 206.628.0888.

Additional musical acts and the full program lineup for the 2006 Bumbershoot®: Seattle’s Music & Arts Festival will be announced in the weeks ahead. Please visit bumbershoot.org for up-to-date Festival information.

Bumbershoot®: Seattle’s Music & Arts Festival is produced by the independent, not for profit One Reel in conjunction with Seattle Center. 2006 marks One Reel’s 35th year producing the Northwest’s premier arts events including the Summer Nights Concert Series, WaMu Family 4th, and Teatro ZinZanni.