Bumbershoot Reveals 2024 Lineup

Bumbershoot Arts and Music Festival will return for the 51st year this Labor Day Weekend (Aug 31 - September 1)
Bumbershoot Arts and Music Festival will return for the 51st year this Labor Day Weekend (Aug 31 - September 1)

Bumbershoot Arts and Music Festival will return for the 51st year this Labor Day Weekend (Aug 31 – September 1). Today, the festival has announced it’s 2024 lineup, including Pavement, James Blake, Courtney Barnett, Freddie Gibbs, and more, curated by returning Bumbershoot veteran talent buyer Chris Porter, who helmed the festival’s lineup from 1997 to 2016. At the center of the festival is Bumbershoot’s robust Visual Arts program, which will feature a brand new Animation District.

Bumbershoot is held in the heart of the city on Seattle Center’s sprawling 74-acre urban campus. With a half-century of rich history, Bumbershoot has been at the vanguard of artistic innovation, showcasing established luminaries and emerging talents who have later skyrocketed to stardom. One of the longest-running independent festivals in the world, the event will this year continue its long tradition of offering a little something for everyone, with a uniquely Pacific Northwest point of view.

Other acts on the bill include jazz upstarts BADBADNOTGOOD, CHVRCHES’ Lauren Mayberry, rap veterans Cypress Hill, U.K. dance maven Carl Cox, soul vocalist Lee Fields, vintage underground rock acts Mercury Rev, Ted Leo and The Pharmacists and The Polyphonic Spree, a rare on-stage pairing of singer/songwriters Madison Cunningham and Andrew Bird and goth icons Lol Tolhurst x Budgie.

Full Lineup

Acid Tongue, All Them Witches, Aly & AJ, Angélica Garcia, Automatic, BADBADNOTGOOD, Balthvs, Black Belt Eagle Scout, Carl Cox, Corridor, Courtney Barnett, Cunningham / Bird, Cypress Hill, Dean Johnson, Disq, Emi Pop, Flesh Produce, Freddie Gibbs, George Clanton, Gold Chisme, Grynch, Helado Negro, Hurray for the Riff Raff, I Dont Know How But They Found Me, James Blake, k.flay, Kassa Overall, Kim Gordon, King Buffalo, Kultur Shock, Kurt Vile & The Violators, Ladytron, Lauren Mayberry, Lee Fields, Lemon Boy, Linda from Work, Lol Tolhurst x Budgie, Marc Rebillet, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, Mercury Rev, Moor Mother, NAVVI, Neal Francis, Oh, Rose, Parisalexa, Pavement, Pink Siifu, Pom Pom Squad, Psymon Spine, Pure Bathing Culture, R E P O S A D O, Rocket, Spoon Benders, Squirrel Flower, St Paul and the Broken Bones, Stephanie Anne Johnson, Sux, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, TEKE::TEKE, The Divorce, The Groovy Nobody, The Polyphonic Spree, Thee Sacred Souls, TK & The Holy Know-Nothings, Tres Leches, Warren Dunes.


Fueled by fresh ambition, optimism, and a mission to uplift and honor the diverse community of artists, creators, and performers who proudly call the Pacific Northwest home, Bumbershoot’s 2024 Visual Arts will showcase some of the region’s most talented artists. This year, Bumbershoot is reinforcing its commitment to the regional community with the return of fan favorites like the Fashion District, Out of Sight exhibit, and a film program, while also introducing new programming like a unique partnership with NASA, a Bigfoot deepfake animation competition, and more.

NEW** Animation District: The newly launched Animation District is part of the larger Arts Programming lineup but will host a wide array of exciting installments around the Seattle Center Campus. This year you can enjoy in-person presentations by the director of the Oscar®-nominated Nimona, the VFX supervisor and Production Designer on the Oscar®-nominated Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, the writer/director of Netflix’s highly anticipated Ultraman: Rising, and the VFX and Visualization Supervisors of Sony Entertainment’s upcoming Harold and the Purple Crayon. This year also marks the inaugural Bigfoot Deepfake Competition. This creative, international competition welcomes participants to submit their best deepfakes of Bigfoot as a comedic and harrowing portrait of current deepfake technology. Also in the Animation District, experimental animator and artist Stefan Gruber directs Rock, Paper, Scissors – a material-based group film program. Other programs in this district include augmented reality, gaming, contemporary art animations, a youth animation program curated by Orion Razat, and film screenings, all previewing a soon-to-be-announced 2025 Animation Festival.

Century 21 District: The Century 21 District at the Pacific Science Center will bring a transcendent and awe-inspiring experience to Bumbershoot attendees. In the iconic mid-century designed courtyard, a “Sculpture Parking Lot” will populate the outdoor space with large-scale contemporary sculpture. “Songs for Space,” in partnership with NASA, will project James Webb Space Telescope images in the PACCAR IMAX theater alongside a range of different vocal groups, including gospel, opera and Gregorian chanting. Inspired by The Golden Record which NASA placed on the Voyager 1 and 2 launched in 1977 – “Songs for Space” creates the immersive environment of deep space paired with live vocalists meant to convey the depth and diversity of Earth’s many cultures and our relationship to the heavens.

Recess District: The Recess District presents the art of performance, featuring roller-skating, gymnastics, breakdancing, double-dutch jump rope, and cheerleading. Seattle Skate Shop 35th North leads a skateboard competition on a newly commissioned half pipe by Dope Planet. Bumbermania! wrestling showcase returns to the festival under the curation of Grit City Wrestling School. The Recess District is also home to BumBEERshoot Craft Beer Garden, where festival-goers can enjoy the finest selections of local specialty and craft beers!

Fashion District: Despite outdated stereotypes, our region is brimming with apparel designers and bold fashion talent. The Fashion District returns to Bumbershoot with a wide range of performances, vendors and runway shows. Expect vintage to the avant-garde, hair and nail art, jewelry and a slew of choices to inspire and transform you.

Out Of Sight: Out Of Sight is a large-scale group exhibition of contemporary art in the Pacific Northwest. Located in the Fisher Pavilion and throughout the Seattle Center, the group show represents an annual survey of contemporary visual arts from throughout the Pacific Northwest that blends commercial and non-commercial art, installation and new media presented by a team of regional curators.

And many more…

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