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Bumbershoot Planning Info

Welcome to our Bumbershoot information page. Here you will find guides, articles, general information, tips and more on Bumbershoot. We know Bumbershoot is a big trip so our goal is to arm you with all the information you need before headed off on your trip. If you ever have specific questions not answered in our guides, or have an idea for a useful article, feel free to let me know by email at Contact@EventTrk.com. For now you can see all our articles on Bumbershoot below.


Current & Old Bumbershoot Lineups

Current & Old Bumbershoot Lineups

Article Summary

Whether you are being nostalgic for Bumbershoot of past years, or curious what type of music the festival provides yearly, it’s always nice to see the official lineup posters from years past.  Here you can find the official Bumbershoot lineup for all of the recent years.

2017 Bumbershoot Lineup

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How much does Bumbershoot cost?

How much does Bumbershoot cost?

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  • We break down the total costs of attending Bumbershoot including wristbands, hotel, food, booze, getting to Bumbershoot daily, and more
  • Final estimate are $850 if you choose a cheap hotel and about $1,050 if you do a more expensive hotel
  • Hotel prices vary a lot in Seattle, you can be towards the lower end of the estimate by booking a budget hotel

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Bumbershoot Tickets - How to get them, how much & more

Bumbershoot Tickets - How to get them, how much & more

Article Summary

  • Early bird passes on sale in October
  • Early bird passes are $150, rise to $180 for general sale
  • Dynamic pricing means tickets could go up at anytime
  • Two levels of VIP passes offered for Bumbershoot: Gold Passes ($400) and Emerald VIP ($700)

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Where to book a hotel for Bumbershoot

Where to book a hotel for Bumbershoot

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  • Seattle is the most expensive area to stay at for Bumbershoot, but it is the area that offers the most to do and easiest access to Bumbershoot.
  • The hotels around the airport actually are a good option because the Link Light Rail goes nearly right to Bumbershoot.
  • Bellevue, which is 10 miles to the east of Seattle, offers some nice hotels at a good discount.  However, getting to Bumbershoot from Bellevue will be difficult if you need public transportation.

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Bumbershoot VIP: Are Gold or Emerald Passes Worth It?

Bumbershoot VIP: Are Gold or Emerald Passes Worth It?

Article Summary

  • Bumbershoot offers three passes: GA ($150-$235), VIP (formerly Gold) Passes ($425), Emerald VIP ($725)
  • The biggest perk of both VIP passes is skipping the lines and special viewing areas
  • Personally I would do Gold/VIP Passes; I think Emerald VIP is overpriced for what it offers

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Bumbershoot 101: What is it, where is it, when is it, & more

Bumbershoot 101: What is it, where is it, when is it, & more

Article Summary

  • We give a basic summary to Bumbershoot
  • It’s a music festival in Seattle, which happens over Labor Day Weekend each year.  Tickets start at $150.
  • The festival offers five music stages, as well as other stages for comedy, film and creative thinking.
  • You should book Bumbershoot early as ticket prices rise and hotels are sure to sell out give Labor Day weekend in Seattle is busy.
  • Tickets are on sale in October (presale) and there are several levels of tickets (GA/Gold VIP/Emerald VIP)

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Bumbershoot Tips - Tips for First Timers at Bumbershoot

Bumbershoot Tips - Tips for First Timers at Bumbershoot

Article Summary

  • Expect lines, and show up early if your heart is set on a specific show
  • Do NOT drive, find a way to park far away and use public transportation if you have to
  • Comedy shows are an awesome way to relax and still get a good show, just show up early!

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Getting to Bumbershoot: All your transportation Options

Getting to Bumbershoot: All your transportation Options

Article Summary

  • If you can, bike to Bumbershoot
  • If you can’t bike take public transportation to Bumbershoot
  • If you really must you can drive, but go as early as possible as it is a holiday weekend and very busy in Seattle during Bumbershoot

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5 Reasons You Should Attend Bumbershoot

5 Reasons You Should Attend Bumbershoot

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  • Bumbershoot is a great festival, whether you are looking for great music, comedy or art there is something for you at Bumbershoot
  • Bumbershoot inarguably has one of the best locations of any festival in downtown Seattle right by the iconic Space Needle
  • Prices for Bumbershoot remain reasonable, despite the increase in recent years

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Every Date You Need to Know for Bumbershoot in Seattle, WA

Every Date You Need to Know for Bumbershoot in Seattle, WA

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  • Article goes over all the key dates you need to know for Bumbershoot
  • The music lineup for Bumbershoot is typically announced in late April.
  • The comedy lineup usually is announced in June
  • Early bird passes are the cheapest time to get Bumbershoot passes and usually occurs in April.
  • The set times for Bumbershoot will come out in early August, about a monh before the festival

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Bumbershoot Essentials: What To Bring with You to Seattle

Bumbershoot Essentials: What To Bring with You to Seattle

Article Summary

  • A list of things you don’t necessarily need to bring to Bumbershoot to have a good time, but you'll be glad you did
  • Because it’s hot I highly recommend a Camelbak, as well as sunglasses, sunscreen, and chapstick
  • Your phone will die, bring a portable charger or battery case to Bumbershoot 
  • Comfortable shoes are a must for Bumbershoot
  • Always bring some cash with you to Bumbershoot 

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