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Kings of Leon, Art Brut Join Bumbershoot

Kings of Leon, Art Brut, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, Gym Class Heroes, Gomez’s Ian Ball, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Andrew Bird, and the Frames are among bands added to the bill of Seattle’s 37th annual Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival, slated to hit the Northwest city’s center and surround the Space Needle for three days, Sept. 1-3. The recent additions, also including Joss Stone, Sean Paul, the Damnwells, Bouncing Souls, My Brightest Diamond, Seaweed, the Watson Twins, and Stars of Track and Field, will join previously announced performing acts such as the Shins, Wu-Tang Clan, Panic! at the Disco, Crowded House, Lupe Fiasco, DeVotchKa, Devendra Banhart, Gogol Bordello, Kill Hannah, Norma Jean, the Gourds, Lyrics Born, Roky Erickson & the Explosives, Magnolia Electric Company, and the Aggrolites. Additional acts will be announced in the coming weeks. Fans can purchase three-day passes now via for $75 thru Aug. 17 and $95 thereafter. Day passes selling for $30 will be available July 13 thru Aug. 17, and $35 thereafter.

Saturday Sept. 1:
The Aggrolites
The Avett Brothers
Crowded House
Gogol Bordello
The Gourds
Gym Class Heroes
Honeydripper All-Stars
Magnolia Electric Company
Panic! at the Disco
Rodrigo y Gabriela
Davy Rothbart
The Shins
Rosie Thomas
Vau de Vire Society
Yungchen Lhamo

Sunday Sept. 2:
Art Brut
Ian Ball (of Gomez)
Devendra Banhart
Andrew Bird
Bouncing Souls
The Holmes Brothers
Kings of Leon
Barrington Levy
Taylor Mac
Ian McFeron Band
Rose Hill Drive
Sean Paul
Stars of Track and Field
Vau de Vire Society
The Watson Twins
Zap Mama

Monday Sept. 3:
The Damnwells
Steve Earle
Roky Erickson and the Explosives
Lupe Fiasco
The Frames
The Greyboy Allstars
Miranda July
Kill Hannah
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists
Lyrics Born
Taylor Mac
Mocean Worker
Allison Moorer
My Brightest Diamond
Norma Jean
Ohmega Watts
Pacific Northwest Ballet
Schoolyard Heroes
Joss Stone
Vau de Vire Society
Wu-Tang Clan

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