Bumbershoot, an international music and arts festival held in SeattleWashington, will be celebrated on 2nd September this year. Like each year, there’ll be live music, comedy, theatre, film, visual arts, and dance performances. Before we elaborate on this topic, let us go through the basic information regarding this year’s Bumbershoot.


Image Credits: Flickr user Kayla Johnson

Date:  2nd to 4th September (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday)

Venue(s):  Seattle Center

                  305 Harrison Street

                  Seattle, Washington

The performances will be conducted across several locations.

Line Up   

A number of artists, both foreign and local, will flaunt their talents and skills. Some of them are Adam Ray, Andrew Bird, Andy Haynes, Barbara Holm, and Ashley Barnhill. Coming from different countries and already excelling in diverse creative fields, they will easily keep the audience entertained.


3-Day Passes, starting at $180

Gold Passes, starting at $400

Emerald VIP, starting at $700


Participants will receive high-security wristbands with uniquely coded RFID chip embedded inside. At the entrance, the wristbands will be scanned by the concerned authority. People should treat them as a valuable. If any form of alteration is made to this wearable, the user may be removed from the festival site. For wristband registration, one needs to visit the official website of Bumbershoot.


VIP and Hotel Packages are available for visitors aged 21 or more. The VIP Package is split into Emerald Package ($700) and Gold Package ($400). They offer exclusive entry lane into the festival, access to exclusive viewing areas, and lots more!

Youngershoot Kids Zone

Meant for kids up to 10 years old, the Youngershoot Kids Zone features interactive programming, special performances, and arts-based activities. The activities draw inspiration from Seattle’s legendary architecture, and collaborative recycled art. They are creative, educative, and fun-packed!

Objects Allowed and Prohibited

Allowed Items: Non-professional cameras, empty water bottles, single compartment bags, fanny packs and jammy packs, cigarettes and lighters, wheelchairs, and strollers etc.

Prohibited Items: Tents, chairs, weapons, skateboards, fireworks, alcohol, beverages, laser pointers, spiked jewellery, and stickers etc.


Bumbershoot is an environment-friendly fiesta. Recycle stations are provided in the festival grounds to urge everyone to think what they discard and recycle. The recycle bins will be placed in the beer gardens. Every year, 7.5 tons of waste is recycled.

Compost stations are provided and alternate transportation is encouraged. Also, Seattle City Light supplies 100% hydroelectricity to the festival. Some elements at the centre are solar powered.

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