Mos Def, Black Crowes, Ween To Play Bumbershoot Fest

Stephen Malkmus, Cat Power, King Sunny Ade, Galactic, hundreds of others also on Labor Day-weekend bill.

The Black Crowes, Mos Def, Ween and David Lee Roth are among approximately 500 artists slated to perform during Seattle’s 31st annual Bumbershoot festival over the Labor Day weekend.
Mos Def, Dilated Peoples and Jurassic 5 will kick it all off August 31 at the Hip-Hop 101 showcase. The festival will be held at the 74-acre Seattle Center.

Also on the bill are Taj Mahal, Rufus Wainwright, Neko Case, Loretta Lynn, Marshall Crenshaw, Meshell Ndegéocello, Dave Alvin and the Guilty Men, Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, Built to Spill, Cat Power, Low, Reverend Horton Heat, Galactic, the Rollins Band, King Sunny Adé and His African Beats, Jon Brion and the Funky Meters.

The So Many Roads tour, featuring Ratdog, Rusted Root and Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, will converge with Bumbershoot on September 2.
Additions to the festival this year include an electronic-music venue called the Electro-Deck, a street-dance stage and a new indie-rock hub at Experience Music Project’s Sky Church.
Tickets go on sale Friday via bumbershoot.org.