Organizers for Bumbershoot, Seattle’s annual arts and music festival, have unveiled this year’s lineup of musical performers, which will once again feature an eclectic mix of folk, hip-hop, world, and modern rock artists playing in and around the Seattle Center throughout Labor Day weekend, from September 3-6.
R.E.M. will help kick off the 29th edition of Bumbershoot when its regularly scheduled North American tour rolls into town on September 2. While venues and times are still being nailed down, among those coming out for the first proper day of Bumbershoot on September 3 are the Indigo Girls, Billy Bragg, Joe Henry, Son Volt, Tom Tom Club, and pH Balance.
The September 4 bill features Cake, Pavement, Black-Eyed Peas, Mojo Nixon, Cry Cry Cry, Jimmy Cliff, Steve Winwood, Taj Mahal, and the Pharoah Sanders Quartet.
Everlast, Sonic Youth, Rocket From the Crypt, Alvin Youngblood Hart, and the Queens of the Stone Age take the stage the following day, which will also include
sets from Cibo Matto, Great Big Sea, Bloque, and a special joint performance by Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt, among others.
Scheduled to close out the final day of Bumbershoot are the Roots, Robyn Hitchcock, Imperial Teen, Built to Spill, Mickey Hart’s Planet Drum, Alejandro Escovedo, and Trish Murphy.
For information and updates about Bumbershoot ’99, check out the fest’s official Web site at www.bumbershoot.org