The Bumbershoot music festival -- set for Sept. 1-3 at Seattle Center -- is one of the biggest annual events in the Emerald City. Befitting Bumbershoot’s elite status, the festival has lined up a trio of big names to headline the 2017 edition of the festival: Flume, Lorde and Seattle’s own ODESZA.
Flume is one of the most distinct and popular producers working in dance music today. His sophomore album Skin was released in 2016 and this year, Flume has received production credits on albums from his fellow Bumbershoot performers Lorde and Vince Staples. Speaking of Lorde, the 20-year-old Kiwi has received rave notices for her new album Melodrama, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 last week. And on Sept. 8, the Seattle-based dance duo ODESZA will release A Moment Apart, the group’s highly anticipated follow-up to their 2014 breakout In Return.
In addition to these performers, Bumbershoot’s musical lineup is filled out by an eclectic array of artists, including Weezer. Big Sean, Dillon Francis, Die Antwoord, HAIM, Solange, Flo Rida, The Roots, Spoon and Gucci Mane, among many, many others.
We haven’t even gotten into the festival’s stacked comedy lineup, short film fest, locally-sourced food options, theater performances and the many other activities taking place over the three-day event. And with three-day GA passes starting at just $249, Bumbershoot has one of the best bang-to-buck ratios of any major music festival.
For complete information on the festival and to purchase GA or VIP passes, visit the official Bumbershoot website. And for more coverage on this Labor Day weekend spectacular, keep it here on AXS.com.