The End Recommends: Who to see or skip at each day of Bumbershoot 2016

August 30, 2016

In musical acts alone, Bumbershoot 2016 has 106 different options to choose from over the three-day festival this weekend. That's a lot.

To help you break down what to hit and what to skip this weekend, here's our End Recommends music guide to Bumbershoot: 

LISTEN: The End's Bumbershoot Playlist

DAY 1
Friday, Sept. 2

> 3:10 p.m. - Naked Giants (Local) - Starbucks Stage
> 3:40 p.m. - Iska Dhaaf (Local) - Memorial Stadium
> 4:30 p.m. - Zach Van Lue (DJ set) - Key Arena OR Lewis Del Mar - Memorial Stadium
> 5:35 p.m. - St. Lucia - Fisher Green
> 6:50 p.m. - Father John Misty - Memorial Stadium
> 8:00 p.m. - Andrew Bird - Fisher Green
> 9:50 p.m. - Kygo - Memorial Stadium

The big ones are obvious. Father John Misty puts on one of the best live performances out there right now and even if he doesn't devote the whole set to his music, you are sure to be entertained. The others you might not thing to see are locals only boys Naked Giants (you might remember them from Summer Camp), an End favorite local group Iska Dhaaf and our very own host of Subtronic End, Zach Van Lue, holding down Key Arena with a DJ set. Finish the night off with some dancing at Kygo on the mainstage in Memorial Stadium.

DAY 2
Saturday, Sept. 3

> 4:40 p.m. - Joywave - Fisher Green
> 5:30 p.m. - Lemolo (Local) - KEXP stage 
> 6:00 p.m. - Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals - Memorial Stadium
> 6:40 p.m. - Dude York (Local) - KEXP stage
> 7:20 p.m. - Hinds - Fisher Green OR Run The Jewels - Memorial Stadium
> 8:50 p.m. - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - Memorial Stadium
> 9:50 p.m. - Explosions In The Sky - Fisher Green

Saturday is a day for variety. Start off with indie rockers Joywave and the dream pop from Seattle's Lemolo, then move into some soul/hip-hop from Anderson .Paak (my personal favorite for Saturday). Follow up with more rock from Dude York and Hinds, then back to the hip-hop with Macklemore and finish out strong with the best festival closer of all time, Explosions In The Sky. 

DAY 3
Sunday, Sept. 4

> 3:40 p.m. - Barns Courtney (Local) - Memorial Stadium
> 4:30 p.m. - Manatee Commune (Local) - Key Arena
> 5:10 p.m. - Bishop Briggs - Starbucks Stage 
> 6:40 p.m. - Deep Sea Diver - KEXP stage OR 6:50 - Third Eye Blind - Fisher Green
> 7:40 p.m. - Tame Impala - Memorial Stadium
> 8:25 p.m. - Logic - Key Arena OR Billy Idol - Fisher Green 
> 9:10 p.m. - Death Cab For Cutie - Memorial Stadium
> 10:00 p.m. - Porter Robinson - Key Arena

If you're going all three days, you can't go wrong following this schedule to close out the festival strong. We have been all over Barns Courtney and Bishop Briggs (hellooooo Summer Camp 2016), but Sunday is about even more local music and big names. Go check out August Locals Only Artist Of The Month Manatee Commune, then more Seattle love from Deep Sea Diver. If you want some throwback jams instead, go catch Third Eye Blind. The rest of the day is Tame Impala ( must-see ), Logic (or Billy Idol if you don't want to listen to rap), then close it out with legends Death Cab For Cutie. If you still have the energy and just need to dance it off, go catch Porter Robinson in Key Arena for the very last set of the weekend.

Get all that? Good. Now get out there, you hooligans.

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