Bumbershoot 2014: Wu-Tang, Elvis Cotello, Foster the People, the Replacements & more

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Wu-Tang Clan, Elvis Costello and the Imposters, Foster the People and the Replacements are some of the big names who will headline this year’s Bumbershoot Music and Arts festival. Other big pop names on the genre-spanning lineup also includes Neon Trees, Head and the Heart, J. Cole, Capitol Cities and Schoolboy Q.

Aside from the Replacements, several other recently reunited acts will also take the stage a Bumbershoot including ’90s rockers Luscious Jackson, emo poppers Panic! At the Disco, the dark and melodic Afghan Whigs, punks the Dismemberment Plan and The Dream Syndicate. On the local reunion tip, horror rockers Schoolyard Heroes will perform their first live concert in more than five years.

Speaking of local, as always Bumbershoot is packed with some of the best local talent the city has to offer. Several Guerrilla Candy favorites including Ra Scion, Fly Moon Royalty, Smokey Brights and Hobosexual will be performing. The Lonely Forest, Grayskul. Iska Dhaaf, Jarv Dee, La Luz, Rose Windows and Campfire Ok are some of the other notable locals on the bill.

The festival will also feature several fast-rising artists including Real Estate, Big Freedia, Mac DeMarco, G-Easy, Walk the Moon,  Poliça, Danny Brown,  Aer, Twin Shadow, Hurray for the Riff Raff and others.

Other highlights include Nada Surf, who are making Bumbershoot one of only two US shows this year, soul legend Bobby Womack, Charlie Musselwhite, Bootsy Collins and Big Star’s Third, which is an all-star tribute to Big Star’s “Third” album featuring original Big Star drummer Jody Stephens, Mike Mills of R.E.M., Ken Stringfellow and Jon Auer of The Posies, an orchestra and some promised surprise cameos.

The lineup for the festival was announced tonight at Nuemos during a concert featuring Pickwick, who are also on the Bumbershoot bill. The evening electronic music lineup, which is being curated by USC Events, will be revealed at a later date.

Tickets for Bumbershoot are on sale now. Single­‐day tickets are currently $50, any day tickets are $55 and three-­day passes are $120. Prices will increase as the festival dates get closer. Tickets can be purchased here. Below is the day-by-day lineup of the festival.


Wu-­Tang Clan | Elvis Costello and the Imposters | Panic! At The Disco | The Afghan Whigs | The Both | Walk The Moon | G-­‐Easy | Bobby Womack | Danny Brown | Poliça | Mac DeMarco | Big Freedia | SZA | Yuna | The Lonely Forest | Gregory Porter | Sam Lachow | Shelby Earl | Youngblood Hawke |  RA Scion | Donnie & Joe Emerson | Fly Moon Royalty | Grayskul | Tomo Nakayama | Iska Dhaaf | McTuff | Naomi Wachira | Evan Flory Barnes + Infinity | Upright! | Cataldo | Cumulus | Dude York | Modern Kin | Otieno Terry


The Replacements | The Head and the Heart | Schoolboy Q | Los Lobos | Bootsy Collins | The Dismemberment Plan | Luscious Jackson | Pickwick | Kishi Bashi | Red Fang | Big Star’s Third | Iamsu! |Gregory Alan | Isakov | Charlie Musselwhite| Mission of Burma | Architecture in Helsinki | The Dream Syndicate | Schoolyard Heroes | San Fermin | Negativland | Kins | Polyrhythmics | ILLFIGHTYOU | Jarv Dee | Sandrider | The 44’s with Kirk “Eli” Fletcher | Hobosexual | Falls | Highlands | Hermigervill | Manatee Commune | Golden Gardens | Hot Wired Rhythm Band


Foster the People |  J. Cole | Capital Cities | Neon Trees | Real Estate | Nada Surf | The Reverend Horton Heat | Aer | Twin Shadow | Jonathan Richman | Valerie June | Bomba Estéreo | Hurray for the Riff Raff | Rose Windows | Mexican Institute of Sound | DahkaBrakha | Campfire Ok | Bad Things | Julianna Barwick | Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas | Jacco Gardner | La Luz | Current Swell | Tangerine | Hoba Hoba | Spirit |Kore Ionz | Jessica Pratt | Massy Ferguson | Old Man Luedecke | Western Haunts | Smokey Brights

Travis Hay

About Travis Hay

Travis Hay is a professional music journalist who has spent the past 14 years documenting and enjoying Seattle's diverse music scene. In 2009 he established Guerrilla Candy and is currently the site's editor and publisher. He has written for various media outlets including MSN Music, the Seattle-Post Intelligencer, Seattle Weekly, Crosscut.com and others and was the founder and editor of defunct music site Ear Candy.