Beck, Stone Temple Pilots, Lucinda Williams and Neko Case are among the first acts confirmed for the 2008 Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival, Billboard.biz can reveal. The event will be held Aug. 30-Sept. 1 at Seattle’s City Center.
Also set to perform during the 38th annual event are Ingrid Michaelson, Jakob Dylan, Del Tha Funky Homosapien, !!!, Lee “Scratch” Perry, Saul Williams, M. Ward, the Walkmen, Blitzen Trapper, John Vanderslice, Dan Deacon, Tim Finn, Bedouin Soundclash and Final Fantasy.
Among the many non-musical offerings at Bumbershoot will be “Wonderboy,” a collaboration between San Francisco-based choreographer Joe Goode and New York based puppeteer Basil Twist, plus appearances by authors William Gibson, Dan Clowes and Adrian Tomine.
Performers for the three-stage comedy program have yet to be announced. Bumbershoot three-day passes are on sale now via Bumbershoot.org. Single-day tickets begin going on sale July 15.
Last year’s Bumbershoot marked the first partnership between organizers One Reel and AEG Live to bolster talent buying and sponsorship resources. The event featured performances by Wu-Tang Clan, the Shins, Panic At The Disco, Lupe Fiasco, John Legend, Joss Stone and Kings Of Leon.