"To be representing Seattle and headlining our hometown festival is an incredible feeling."
The Bumbershoot music and arts festival returns to Seattle on Friday and for Harrison Mills of electro-pop duo ODESZA that means paying homage to the city that raised him with a main stage-closing performance.
“Growing up in Seattle and seeing all those acts that we looked up to on the Bumbershoot lineup every year, the last thing we could fathom was performing here," Mills tells Billboard. "To be representing Seattle and headlining our hometown festival is an incredible feeling. We’re humbled by the support, and honored to be closing out this year’s edition on Sunday night.”
ODESZA joins a jam-packed list of performers for the three-day fest, including Lorde, Flume, Solange, The Roots, Haim, Gucci Mane and others from across the genre spectrum. But native acts like ODESZA are an especially central part of the fest, which aims to celebrate Seattle with locals-specific features like a panel hosted by the city's own Sub Pop Records and an art display put on by local radio station KEXP.