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Bumbershoot announces lineup for its 50th anniversary fest

Sleater-Kinney, Band of Horses, and other local indie icons will take the stage.

The band Sleater-Kinney playing on stage.

Sleater-Kinney got its start nearly 30 years ago in Olympia.

Photo by Jason Williamson

Start clearing those Labor Day weekend plans. Bumbershoot has announced its full lineup of bands for Saturday, Sept.2-Sunday, Sept. 3 — and it’s a doozy.

Headliners include indie icons with PNW roots like Sleater-Kinney, Band of Horses, and Sunny Day Real Estate. Other blasts from the past you might recognize:

Besides all the rockin out’, the music and arts fest — which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year — has planned intriguing side entertainment. The Living Altar is a multimedia art project from queer and trans witches of Romani heritage; local dancer Ruby Mimosa leads burlesKARAOKE; and there’s going to be a cat circus, because why not?

Early bird tickets are sold out, but regular, on-time bird tickets are available now. The festival’s new organizers said they’re trying to keep prices down this time around — one-day tickets are $65, while two-day passes are $110.

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