Bumbershoot 2016 Early Bird Passes to Go on Sale This Week


Bumbershoot — Seattle’s annual end-of-summer party — will return to downtown Seattle under the iconic Space Needle on Labor Day Weekend, 2016. Following the festival’s semi-controversial 2015 outing (although it was highly financially successful), the three-day festival’s 2016 edition will take place at Seattle Center, Friday, September 2nd through Sunday, September 4th.

Early bird tickets will go on sale Friday, November 20th at 12:00 Noon PST, and will be available through Bumbershoot.com. This will be the 46th installment of Seattle’s festival, a celebration of music, art, and all things creative in the Pacific Northwest’s most vibrant city. The festival will again utilize more venues than in recent years, including Memorial Stadium and KeyArena. Silent Disco, a fan favorite in 2015, will return to EMP. All programming will be announced in spring 2016.

Bumbershoot’s tradition of supporting local arts and music will continue — in 2015, 40% of all programming was from the region.


Center for Infectious Disease Research, the largest independent, non-profit organization in the U.S. focused solely on infectious disease research, will return as the official non-profit Partner for the festival. As part of this relationship, AEG Live will donate a portion of each festival ticket sold to the organization, and encourage fans to do the same, helping spread global health awareness. Over the next ten years, CIDR looks to advance the science to prevent, treat, and cure HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, and emerging infectious diseases. Bumbershoot is honored to support this great cause, and together let’s build a healthier and more hopeful world.

Bumbershoot was established in 1971 as a city festival and has grown into one of America’s most respected annual celebrations of art and culture. It continually leverages the best of Seattle’s art scenes, showcasing the rich and diverse talent of the Pacific Northwest alongside national and international acts. Bumbershoot’s diverse programming includes live music, comedy, theatre, film, visual arts, children’s programming, and more. Visit Bumbershoot.com for more information.

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