Bumbershoot 2018: When Tickets Go On Sale, Lineup News & More

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Bumbershoot 2017 has come and gone, and now it's time to get ready for Bumbershoot 2018. This article will go over all the information you need to know to plan for next year's Bumbershoot festival in Seattle. We will go over when tickets go on sale, presale information, when the lineup gets released and more. If you are looking for more detailed Bumbershoot information check out our Bumbershoot Guides page, where we have tons of info on Bumbershoot. If you are just interested in Bumbershoot 2018 keep reading.

When is Bumbershoot 2018?

Bumbershoot always takes place Friday to Sunday of Labor Day Weekend. While Bumbershoot hasn't officially announced this for 2018, it is safe to assume they will use the same dates they always have. That would mean Bumbershoot 2018 will be August 31st to September 2nd. Once this is confirmed we will update you.

Does Bumbershoot do a presale for 2018?

Yes, Bumbershoot generally does a presale in the fall, usually in October. For example, last year for Bumbershoot 2017 the festival held a presale on October 21st, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. This is the cheapest time of the year to get Bumbershoot passes, so if you are committed to being at Bumbershoot 2018 I really recommend you take advantage of the presale. Last year for presale three-day GA passes to Bumbershoot were just $199.

When do Bumbershoot tickets go on sale after the presale?

After the presale in October ends the next time you can purchase Bumbershoot passes isn't until the lineup comes out and the general sale happens. For Bumbershoot 2017 the tickets went on sale again on April 28th, 2017. This is pretty standard for Bumbershoot as they usually wait until the lineup comes out, which is in the Spring. If you want all the information on Bumbershoot tickets check out our Bumbershoot Tickets Guide.

When does the Bumbershoot lineup come out?

Perhaps the most anticipated date of the year for Bumbershoot fans is the announcement of the music lineup.  Bumbershoot has changed the date of this recently.  Bumbershoot used to announced their lineup in early May.  However, in recent years the festival has moved to a late April release date of the lineup.  For example, for Bumbershoot 2017 the music lineup was announced on April 265h.  You can see when Bumbershoot has released their lineup over the last few years in the table below.


Day of Lineup Announcement


May 8th  


April 29th


April 26th


April 25th

Given this we are anticipating Bumbershoot to release their lineup in late April, 2018. Sadly it's really far away.

When should I book a hotel for Bumbershoot?

If you are looking for a hotel for Bumbershoot I strongly recommend checking out our Bumbershoot Hotels page. We track prices so you can see how much hotels were every day of the year last year, letting you see when the best time to book is and when hotels sold out. If you register at Event Track and add Bumbershoot to your tracked events you can let us know how much you are willing to pay for a hotel and we only show you hotels in your price range on your profile page for Bumbershoot.

Anyways, Bumbershoot hotels can be expensive given it is a holiday weekend in Seattle. Last year the cheapest time to book was in either April or last minute in August. Obviously the latter won't be an option for everyone, but if you can wait that was when we saw the cheapest price. If not plan to start looking to book by the Spring at least as prices increased after that.

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