Bumbershoot’s 2009 Partial Line-Up

The festival that makes us wish we lived in Seattle every Labor Day does its annual April thing today, confirming a small batch of the many performers on board for this year’s Bumbershoot. Just last night some comedians were telling me how great a city Seattle is for smart comedy, and how Bumbershoot is a comic’s dream as festivals go, but unfortunately Team Bumber isn’t read to confirm those names just yet. Instead there’s a preliminary slate of bands (Modest Mouse, No Age, Gang Gang Dance, Holy Fuck, Natalie Portman’s Shaved Head, Matt & Kim, Raphael Saadiq, Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan, the Long Winters, MSTRKRFT, etc.), the announcement of Bumbershoot’s response to Kidzaplaooza (Youngershoot)(future candidates: Zygotechella and Embryonnaroo)(wordplay!); and the limited-time offer of three day passes for $80. More of the line-up and how to buy:

Sheryl Crow
Modest Mouse
Katy Perry
Michael Franti & Spearhead
De La Soul
Raphael Saadiq
Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan
The Long Winters
Sly & Robbie & the Taxi Gang
World Party
Roy Ayers
Common Market
Dave Alvin and The Guilty Women
Eric Hutchinson
No Age
Matt & Kim
Dead Confederate
The Cave Singers
Swollen Members
Vieux Farka Touré
Gang Gang Dance
Todd Snider
Holy F**k
DJ Spooky
Iglu & Hartly
Low vs Diamond
Sera Cahoone
Eleni Mandell
Carrie Rodriguez
The Honey Brothers
Natalie Portman’s Shaved Head
Extra Golden
Forgive Durden
Hey Marseilles
Adrian Xavier


Ticket info is here, a bit more on the performers is here, and some info you should know about Comedy passes.

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