Popular Seattle radio station KEXP and Bumbershoot announced a broadened partnership that will result in 12 local musical acts performing at KEXP's gathering space during the festival (September 2-4). “KEXP and Bumbershoot both have long histories of introducing Seattle, and the world, to phenomenal new musicians," said KEXP’s Chief Content Officer Kevin Cole in a press release. "This deepened partnership gives Bumbershoot guests even more opportunities to discover and experience great new music.” These sets at KEXP will be open to all Bumbershoot attendees. You can obtain festival passes here.
Some lineup highlights include the ambitious English-major rock of Deep Sea Diver, led by guitar heroine Jessica Dobson; the fathoms-deep dream rock of Stranger Genius nominee Erik Blood; the dubstep-informed hiphop subversion of DoNormaal; the heavy, female-empowering rock of Thunderpussy; the wry, wise, and incisive rock of Chastity Belt; the punchy, ingratiating garage pop of Pony Time; and the tart, taut rock of Snuff Redux. This is an efficient way to catch some of the region's top talent while having easy access to high-quality coffee shop La Marzocco. See the full schedule below.