Bumbershoot 2024 @ Seattle Center

Pavement and James Blake headline 🎧

📸: Adam Kubota

📅 Saturday, August 31st – Sunday, September 1st
⏰ Doors open daily at 12:30 pm
📍 Seattle Center: 305 Harrison St, Seattle

🎟 $70–$350
☔︎︎ Bumbershoot happens rain or shine
👀 Tickets available here

🫠🤌🏻💗 NEW! Bumbershoot just released its full 2024 music lineup.

The full music lineup and arts lineup for the Bumbershoot Arts + Music Festival at the Seattle Center in Seattle, Washington, in 2024. The music lineup was announced on Tuesday, May 21st.

Seattle summer feels like Seattle summer again now that Bumbershoot is back in action. After a three-year hiatus, the Bumbershoot Arts & Music Festival took over Seattle Center with force for its 50th anniversary last year, attracting an estimated 40,000 people to the grounds to revel in music, art, fashion, and wrestling.  

Over Labor Day weekend this year, Bumbershoot will again sprawl across the many lawns of Seattle Center from Saturday, August 31st, to Sunday, September 1st. Organizers New Rising Sun and Third Stone have dropped the festival’s music and arts lineups—and they’re pretty stacked

The 2024 Bumbershoot arts experience, which happens throughout the Seattle Center during Bumbershoot weekend, is split up into many “districts.” A few of them:

  • Fashion District with catwalks and marketplaces
  • Wrestling and skateboard competitions located in a Recess District
  • A large-scale contemporary Pacific Northwest-focused art show courtesy of Out of Sight at the Fisher Pavilion
  • A DIY music photography show called If You Know You Know at ANT Gallery
  • A popular Cat Circus (IYKYK)
  • A new Comedy Dome curated by Dan Hurwitz

New this year is an Animation District held at Cornish Playhouse, where Bumbershoot will host an international competition to see who can make the best Bigfoot deepfake. (Full details here.)

A competition for a BIG FAKE DEEPFOOT competition, showing bigfoot shaving.

Pacific Science Center will house a Century 21 District, replete with a large-scale sculpture show in the main courtyard and an exhibition—done in partnership with NASA—of James Webb Space Telescope images in the IMAX theater, shown alongside live vocalists singing gospel, opera, and Gregorian chants. Mosey over to SIFF to check out Exceptionally Underrated, a Bumbershoot TV competition where local musicians will screen their original music videos for a $5000 prize. And keep your eyes peeled for “free-range” artists doing contemporary performance art or Lion Dances around the festival grounds. 

Tickets are available now. Prices will increase on June 21st. 

🎟 Saturday GA (Tier 2): $70
🎟 Sunday GA (Tier 2): $70
🎟 2-Day General Admission: $125
🎟 Deluxe GA Weekend Pass (21+): $350

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Jas Keimig

Jas Keimig is an arts and culture writer in Seattle. Their work has previously appeared in The Stranger, i-D, Netflix, and Feast Portland. They won a game show once and have a thing for stickers.