Bumbershoot 2014: Music and arts festival at the Seattle Center

Bumbershoot of Seattle, an annual arts and music festival held at the Seattle Center, takes place during Labor Day weekend, from Saturday, Aug. 30 through Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. It first began in 1971 with 125,000 visitors and has grown considerably over the last 40 years, receiving its seven millionth visitor in 2013. Rock music is one of the most popular genres of music in the Seattle area, thanks to locally-formed bands like Nirvana, Alice In Chains, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, and many others. Each year, Bumbershoot does its best to provide various genres of music, but rock music is usually most prevalent. For 2014, the rock music acts will include the following artists, performing on the Main stage, the Starbucks Stage and the Fisher Green Stage:


Panic At the Disco
2:45 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30
Main stage

Elvis Costello and the Imposters
6:15 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30
Main stage

The Replacements
6:00 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31
Main stage

Capital Cities
2:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 1
Main stage

Foster the People
9:15 p.m. Monday, Sept. 1
Main stage


Los Lobos
10:00 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31
Starbucks Stage


The Afghan Whigs
10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30
Fisher Green Stage

Bootsy Collins
10 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31
Fisher Green Stage

Neon Trees
8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 1
Fisher Green Stage

Additionally, these rock music acts will be playing throughout the Bumbershoot Festival weekend on the Fountain Lawn Stage, Fisher Green Stage, Starbucks Stage, End Zone Stage and Pavilion Stage. Check the official band line-up page for dates and times:

The Both, Walk The Moon, The Dismemberment Plan, Real Estate, Nada Surf, Poliça, Luscious Jackson, Pickwick, Kishi Bashi, Mac DeMarco, Red Fang, The Reverend Horton Heat, Aer, Twin Shadow, Big Star's Third, Jonathan Richman, The Lonely Forest, Mission of Burma, We Are Scientists, The Dream Syndicate, Schoolyard Heroes, Rose Windows, San Fermin, Campfire Ok, Shelby Earl, Bad Things, Youngblood Hawke, Donnie and Joe Emerson, Jessica Hernandez and the Deltas, Jacco Gardner, La Luz, Current Swell, Sandrider, Tangerine, Hobosexual, Hoba Hoba Spirit, Tomo Nakayama, Iska Dhaaf, Massy Ferguson, Cataldo, Cumulus, Dude York, Modern Kin, Western Haunts and Smokey Brights.

Some general information all attendees should know:

  • Bumbershoot will open daily at 11 a.m.
  • The show goes on, rain or shine.
  • Umbrellas are allowed.
  • All indoor venues have a limited capacity and entrance is not guaranteed. Early arrival is recommended.
  • One Bumbershoot ticket gets you into all venues, including every show at the Mainstage, subject to capacity.
  • Entrance into all Mainstage shows is on first-come, first-serve basis, and is subject to capacity.
  • Children under 10 don't need a Bumbershoot ticket, and may enter any event venue, including the Mainstage. Some content may not be suitable for younger children and parental discretion is advised. (All children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult).

What You Can Bring:

  • Your tickets
  • Food
  • Reusable water bottles
  • Festival maps

What You Cannot Bring:

  • Alcohol
  • No animals (with the exception of service animals)
  • Bicycles
  • Aluminum cans and glass bottles
  • Weapons
  • Single-lens reflex cameras
  • Recording devices with an external microphone
  • Wagons and carts
  • Laser pointers
  • Air horns and other noisemakers
  • No coolers larger than 14x15x10
  • No backpacks larger than 14x15x10

Get your Bumbershoot Festival tickets in advance here