Sugar Ray, Ben Harper To Play Bumbershoot Festival

Sleater-Kinney, Ani DiFranco also on bill for four-day Seattle event.

Rock artists Sugar Ray and

COLOR="#003163">Ben Harper, indie punk darlings

COLOR="#003163">Sleater-Kinney, and singer/songwriters

Ani DiFranco and

COLOR="#003163">Tracy Chapman are among the hundreds of

acts scheduled to play this year's Bumbershoot festival, Sept. 1–4 in

Seattle.

Officially titled the Seattle Arts Festival, Bumbershoot will celebrate its 30th

anniversary with eclectic musical performances from those and other artists,

including world-music acts Ladysmith Black

Mambazo, Zap Mama

and Compay Segundo.

The acclaimed festival, which is expected to draw more than 200,000 people,

will be held at the 74-acre Seattle Center on more than 25 indoor and outdoor

stages. In addition to music, Bumbershoot will feature dance, film, comedy and

literary and culinary presentations.

In recent years, the festival has featured performances from such rock groups

as the Presidents of the United States of

America, Foo Fighters,

Sonic Youth and

COLOR="#003163">Los Lobos, along with international acts such

as Oliver Mutukudzi,

COLOR="#003163">Angelique Kidjo and

COLOR="#003163">Les Tetes Brulees.

The complete lineup will be announced next month at www.bumbershoot.com.

Tickets — $12 per day or $36 for four days when purchased in advance

— will go on sale July 14.