via Seattle Times

After its well-received return to form in 2023, we now know what Bumbershoot’s new organizers have a in store for a follow-up. On Tuesday, the summer-capping Labor Day weekend bash became the last of the Seattle-area’s core music festivals to announce its 2024 music lineup, curated by a familiar face (more on that later).

This year’s cast is led by indie-rock royalty Pavement and Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon — who released a riveting new album this spring — as well as indie-rock contemporaries Kurt Vile & the Violators and Courtney Barnett, electronic singer-songwriter James Blake, rapper Freddie Gibbs, pop rockers Aly & AJ and ‘90s hip-hop stalwarts Cypress Hill.

Other highlights include U.K. house/techno hero Carl Cox and electronic party starters Marc Rebillet, Ladytron and Lauren Mayberry of CHVRCHES; jazz-informed adventurers BADBADNOTGOOD, Moor Mother and Seattle’s Kassa Overall; a joint set with singer-songwriters Madison Cunningham and Andrew Bird; the soul-powered Thee Sacred Souls, Lee Fields and St. Paul & the Broken Bones; rock vets Mercury Rev, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, and the Polyphonic Spree; and Lol Tolhurst x Budgie, a gothy dream team of drummers from The Cure and Siouxsie and the Banshees.

Also on board: home-state staples Black Belt Eagle Scout and Dean Johnson, avant popsmith Helado Negro, indie-rock vets Hurray for the Riff Raff; alt-rap standout Pink Siifu, Portland’s Pure Bathing Culture and TK & the Holy Know-Nothings; k.Flay, I Don’t Know How But They Found Me, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes; Colombian psych-soul instrumentalists BALTHVS and more. Check out the full lineup below.

Tickets for the two-day music and arts fest (Aug. 31-Sept.1) at Seattle Center currently start at $70 for a single day and $125 for weekend passes and are on sale at bumbershoot.com. (Prices are set to go up June 21.)