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5 Must-See Artists at Bumbershoot 2016

By: Staff –


Now in its 46th year, Seattle’s Festival, Bumbershoot is one of Seattle’s largest cultural touchstones. Each year, thousands of people across the country flock to Seattle to attend the acclaimed festival, which has become one of the biggest and best-loved contemporary festivals in North America. Bumbershoot’s diverse programming includes live music, comedy, theatre, film, visual arts, dance performance, and more. In a unique relationship, designed to preserve the best of the festival and the strength required to mount such an epic event annually, AEG Live Pacific Northwest and One Reel are partners, working together with Seattle Center to co-produce Bumbershoot 2016 and beyond.

Tickets are now on-sale.

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis 


After three and a half years, award-winning Seattle-based Hip Hop duo, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis released their brand new album, This Unruly Mess I’ve Made, earlier this year. The thirteen track LP includes PLATINUM selling single “Downtown” (featuring Kool Moe Dee, Melle Mel, Grandmaster Caz, and Eric Nally), as well as previously unavailable track “Growing Up” (featuring Ed Sheeran) and “Kevin” (featuring Leon Bridges).

The long awaited follow-up to the acclaimed debut LP The Heist, This Unruly Mess I’ve Made, was largely recorded over the course of a year in the wilderness of the Pacific Northwest. Don’t miss them at Bumbershoot 2016!

Death Cab For Cutie 


Indie rock veterans Death Cab For Cutie released their newest album, Kintsugi, last March.

The album takes its title from the Japanese art of repairing broken ceramics with precious metals like gold, silver, and platinum, highlighting cracks rather than hiding them. As such, Kintsugi represents a compassionate aesthetic philosophy in which damage and wear are embraced as part of an object’s history.

For nearly two decades, Death Cab for Cutie has been hailed as one of contemporary music’s most compelling and creative collectives. Now fully affirmed as an era-defining band, Death Cab for Cutie have achived everything from GRAMMY nominations, to #1 albums, and more, find out for yourself why they can still rock sold-out crowds.

Bishop Briggs

Bishop Briggs is a Los Angeles-based singer and songwriter of dark pop. She was briefly known as BISHOP before reverting to the full form of her branding inspiration, her family’s hometown of Bishopbriggs, Scotland, in order to avoid confusion with a heavy metal band of the same name.

While living in Los Angeles, she was heard performing in a local bar, which led to the recording of her first single, “Wild Horses,” with the producing team of Mark Jackson and Ian Scott. The song was licensed for an Acura TV commercial and became an Internet hit. Exhibiting shades of trip-hop with acoustic guitar, electronic beats, and a strong dose of soul, “River” followed in early 2016 and hit multiple streaming and social networking charts.

Don’t miss Bishop Briggs at Bumbershoot 2016!


Hinds released their debut album Leave Me Alone, which is already being lauded as one of the best indie rock records of 2016 – earlier this year.

Inspired by the likes of Mac DeMarco, Ty Segall, The Black Lips and more, Hinds have taken the garage rock sound that they love so much and flipped it on its head, infusing fresh life into it on their incredible debut. Weaving sun-kissed, 60’s-inspired melodies, executed with a genius call-and-response between its co-lead singers, Hinds create the ultimate soundtrack to the best day ever – from start to finish – spent with your four best friends on Leave Me Alone.


Since blowing up on the electronic music scene, tropical house maven, Kygo, has gone from bedroom producer to one of the most hyped artists on the planet in unprecedented time.

One of his most popular singles, “Stole the Show (feat. Parson James)”, was certified gold and platinum in sixteen countries. Kygo was also crowned Spotify’s Breakout Artist of 2015, as songs including “Firestone (feat. Conrad Sewell)” and “Stole the Show (feat. Parson James)” helped him become the fastest artist to reach 1 billion streams on Spotify.

Don’t miss your chance to hear what all the hype is about!


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