This year's Bumbershoot headliners have a little more local flavor than usual—and that's great news. Death Cab for Cutie and Heart share top billing at the Labor Day weekend festival with rapper Kendrick Lamar, pop hitmakers Fun, psychedelic rockers MGMT, and electro-dance sensation Bassnectar. Heart's performance will be the Wilson sisters' first in Seattle since being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April, while Death Cab for Cutie will make Bumbershoot extra special by playing its breakthough album Transatlanticism in its entirety (cue the sound of a thousand indie nerds sighing). Outside of the biggest names, Bumbershoot 2013 also features a new wave icon (Gary Numan), shiny pop rockers (Tegan and Sara, Matt and Kim, Ra Ra Riot), and plenty of veteran alt-rock punch (The Breeders, Bob Mould, Superchunk, !!!). The lineup of locals also includes Allen Stone, David Bazan, the Physics, Kris Orlowski, Vicci Martinez, the Maldives, Ivan and Alyosha, Kithkin, and many more.
Tickets for Bumbershoot are on sale now at bumbershoot.org. Single-day passes run $50–$55 and three-day passes are $120.
Bumbershoot 2013 lineup (subject to change)
August 31 (Saturday)
Heart / Kendrick Lamar / Crystal Castles / Gary Numan / !!! / Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience / Maceo Parker / Icona Pop / Washed Out / Joey Bada$$ / Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires / Thao and the Get Down Stay Down / Robert Glasper Experiment / Watsky / ZZ Ward / Diamon Rings / the Physics / Kris Orlowski / Grynch / Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside / Lake Street Drive / Cookie Monsta / Nacho Picasso / Ernie Watts with New Stories / Gus + Scout / Davidson Hart Kingsbury / Total Experience Gospel Choir / Hyperfunk / The Flavr Blue / Sean Majors / Dave B / Human Spirit / Matt Jorgensen +451 / Down North / Darrius / DJ Tyler Brown
August 31 (Saturday)
Death Cab for Cutie / Fun / Tegan and Sara / Matt and Kim / The Breeders / Ra Ra Riot / Bob Mould / Mates of State / Beats Antique / Vintage Trouble / The Zombies / David Bazan / Vicci Martinez / Kithkin / Eric Burdon / The Duke Robillard Band / Sol / Charli XCX / FIDLAR / Tamaryn / Nikki Hill / Ramona Falls / Matt Pond / BRONCHO / The Redwood Plan / Ayron Jones and the Way / The Comettes / The Grizzled Mighty / River Giant / Supreme La Rock / Guy / Rise Over Run / DJ Phase
September 2 (Monday)
Bassnectar / MGMT / Allen Stone / Alt-J / The Joy Formidable / Trampled by Turtles / Deerhunter / Justin Townes Earle / Superchunk / Kinky / Baroness / Delta Rae / Bajofondo / Lissie / Redd Kross / The Men / The Maldives / Ivan and Alyosha / The Sheepdogs / The Mowgli's / The Lone Bellow / Kopecky Family Band / Aurelio / BellaMaine / St. Paul de Vence / Mark Pickerel and His Praying Hands / Hot Bodies in Motion / Red Jacket Mine / Cascadia ’10
Aug 31–Sept 2, Seattle Center, $50–$55; three-day pass $120