Welcome to Part Something in DiS's series of News About Festivals We Can't Afford To Go To But We Really Want To: Bumbershoot.
The three-day festival of music and art takes place in Seattle at the beginning of September (2nd-4th to be exact). Below is the complete line-up, pinched rather from the pages of Pitchfork, should you be in possession of an unused credit card (we've done our best to highlight some OMG acts)...
Saturday September 2nd
The Blood Brothers, The Gossip, Blondie, Deerhoof, Lady Sovereign, NOMO, Badly Drawn Boy, Hawthorne Heights, Yellowcard, AFI, The Can't See, Jamie Lidell, Po'okela Street Band, Dub Championz, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Erase Errata, The Thermals, The Epoxies, Korby Lenker, the Swains, Mark Pickerel & His Praying Hands, Laura Veirs, Alejandro Escovedo, Shooter Jennings, Derby, Slender Means, Halou, Rogue Wave, Of Montreal, Rik Wright, p:ano, The Living Jarboe, PK & What Army?, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, The Lonely Forest, The Lonely H, The Purrs, Daylight Basement, Sirens Sister, Cloud Cult
Sunday September 3rd
Kanye West, Mates of State, Zero 7, Jose Gonzalez, Vashti Bunyan, Blue Scholars, The New Pornographers, Dengue Fever, Jeremy Enigk, Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk, Rishi Rich Project, Common Market, Gokh-Bi System, Tor Dietrichson with Mambo Cadillac, As I Lay Dying, mewithoutyou, 3 Inches of Blood, Spoon, The Fall of Troy, Great Big Sea, Luther 'Guitar Jr' Johnson, Matt Costa, Sonya Kitchell, Electric Shades of Blue, West Valley Highway, Crystal Skulls, The Like, Mon Frere, Jim Knapp Orchestra, Kelley Johnson Quartet, Floyd Standifer, John Bishop Group, Deadbeat, Lusine, SynthClub, Thee Emergency, New Fangs, Velella Velella, Romance
Monday September 4th
A Tribe Called Quest, Feist, Steve Miller Band, Metric, CocoRosie, The Veronicas, Speaker Speaker, Nouvelle Vague, Sparta, Copeland, The BellRays, The Subdudes, Atmosphere, Particle, The Village Green, The English Beat, Yerba Buena, Breakestra, Cancer Rising, Olympic Sound Collective, The Briefs, Bettye LaVette, Sera Cahoone, Brett Dennen, Randy Oxford Band, Rocky Votolato, Mountain Con, Bitter:sweet, Jacqui Naylor, The Transmissionary Six, Johanna Kunin, Kane Hodder, The Hollowpoints, Go Like Hell, The Invisible Eyes, Izabelle, The Saturday Knights, Macklemore, Abyssinian Creole
There are also two comedy stages, and a film tent will be run by the Seattle International Film Festival. Oh, and there's a roller disco/derby/whatever. COOL.
More information HERE.