Hot Takes: The End talks Bumbershoot lineup

What does The End think about Bumbershoot 2016?

April 26, 2016

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This week, we're talking the new Bumbershoot lineup announcement (see it here). Are you stoked or nah? Find out what these jabronis think about the lineup, then let us know what you think in the comments! 


Oh look, it's another Bumbershoot and the lineup looks cooler than a polar bear with his butt dipped in the arctic ocean. That ís cool. For a state where people enjoy legal marijuana, the announcement of Tame Impala and Explosions in the Sky should easily increase burrito sales on their respective days. Run The Jewels probably pique my interest the most of any of the announced acts, but with the success of RTJ2 and dining with Bernie, I imagine it will be packed! Rad to see the comedy lineup dominated by a pair of fellow bean poles with Dan Soder and Nick Thune - Soder last played a few years back with Ron Funches who also returns as the headline name of the bunch! All in all, Bumbershoot is best experienced if you do a little of everything: see the Laserdome, art, spoken word, comedy and heaps of music over a beautifully Seattle weekend!



I really like the local aspect of Bumbershoot this year. DCFC, Macklemore, Father John Misty and many more! Of course I can’t wait to see Tame Impala either, and if you are looking for some of the best bands in the smaller print, I recommend checking out Lewis Del Mar, Front Bottoms, and the homies from Joywave. I like music, you like music, lets meet up at Bumbershoot for corn dogs and funnel cakes and rock and roll!


I'm pleased to see Bob Moses on the line up. I missed them at Decibel last year and their melodically driven electronic grooves may have inspired the Dance world more than anything else this past year. I'm long over due to see Tame Impala for the first time and I have a feeling I'll lock myself in the studio after their set. I won't miss Reggie Watts, and The Flavr Blue is one of many local acts i'll be sure to catch. I'll be taking over the main stage in Key Arena at some point with some compelling rhythms from the land of Electronica.


I am always going to be stoked to see Death Cab headlining a festival. And I agree with Manley, the local-heavy lineup throughout the list is music (quite literally) to my ears. Father John Misty has been one of the best live performances I have seen in recent memory (I wrote about it here). Other acts I am excited to see are G-Eazy, Naked Giants, St. Lucia (this band is so rad) and The Front Bottoms. And as always, who could skip out on our very own Zach Van Lue spinning the jams at Key Arena?