This past labor day weekend in Seattle, there was only one thing on our minds: Bumbershoot Music & Art Festival. This year the lineup was packed with star-studded talents from a variation of genres — hip-hop to rock & roll and EDM. After mingling and conversing with a wide variety of attendees, it’s clear there is someone for everyone to enjoy.
FRIDAY – DAY ONE
Friday, in my opinion, was the best day to attend Bumbershoot. It was filled with the biggest headliners, including ZZ Ward, Flo Rida, PVRIS, Foster The People, Jorja Smith, I M U R, FLUME, Die Antwoord, Big Sean, and so much more. Big Sean was our favorite of the night; he played every hit he had including Moves, No Favors, Don’t Like, Blessing, All Me, and more. Overall, Day one of Bumbershoot was an enormous success.
SATURDAY – DAY TWO
After recovering from Day One of Bumbershoot, PUSH Mag geared up for Day Two.
Saturday, the headliners consisted of Weezer, Lorde, Amine, Dillon Francis, The Roots, Big Wild, and more. We spent time checking out other activities such as vendors, lounges, and b-eats all around the festival to get the full experience of Bumbershoot. We enjoyed a lounge with beer, wine, and the biggest jungle gym & slide we’ve ever seen. Then we checked out the PlayStation Lounge that consisted of about 15 different sets of games ranging from a Virtual Reality Spiderman game, Crash Bandicoot, NBA 2K17, Street Fighter and more.
We caught a couple of amazing shows including Seattle-based group Tacocat at the Fisher Green stage and the Shook Twins at the Mural Amphitheater stage. We also enjoyed an INCREDIBLE Kendrick Lamar Laser Show at the Laser Dome before heading to the main stage to get ready for Lorde’s performance. Weezer was performing when we got there, and they were rocking the whole stadium!
Following Weezer, Lorde comes out on the foggy, purple colored stage and immediately stole the heart of the crowd. She performed hits from her new album Melodrama including Homemade Dynamite and Green Light and songs from Pure Heroine including Ribs and Buzzcut Season. She talked of crushes and dreams, and she was all smiles all night, thanking Seattle for having her. Her performance was definitely the highlight of night two.
SUNDAY – DAY THREE
Entering day three of Bumbershoot, we definitely had a set game plan for the day. We decided to stick to the main stage all day and saw Lil Yachty, X Ambassadors, Solange and the final act of the night: Odesza. Though every act we saw this day was incredible, we’d have to say Odesza really brought the whole show home.
The electronic duo gave Seattle the best electronic light performance the memorial stadium has ever seen. Their drumline was epic and fantastical, accompanied by smoke, trippy lights, colors, so much smoke, and synthesizer sounds giving off a euphoric feeling of nostalgia. There was confetti all around. Odesza played an encore and the show ended with fireworks.
Bumbershoot was all together a massive success. PUSH Mag will surely be attending again next year.