Bumbershoot Music Festival 2015

Bumbershoot Music Festival 2015

September 5, 2015 - September 7, 2015
September 5, 2015 - September 7, 2015


Bumbershoot is an annual international music and arts festival held in Seattle, Washington. One of North America's largest such festivals,[1] it takes place every Labor Day weekend at the 74-acre (299,000 m²) Seattle Center, which was built for the 1962 World's Fair. Seattle Center includes both indoor theaters and outdoor stages.[2] The name of the festival was taken from bumbershoot, a colloquial term for umbrella, probably coined in the 19th century as a portmanteau of the words umbrella and parachute.[3]

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Ellie Goulding
bornDecember 30, 1986
Hereford, Herefordshire, England
Resides inLondon, England
Lindsey Stirling
American violinist
bornSeptember 21, 1986
Orange County, California, United States
The Weeknd
Canadian musician
bornFebruary 16, 1990
Scarbrough, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Mike Patton
American actor and musician
bornJanuary 27, 1968
Eureka, California

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Abęl Makkonen Tesfaye (born 16 February 1990), known professionally as The Weeknd (pronounced "the weekend"), is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer.[1] In late 2010, Tesfaye anonymously uploaded several songs to YouTube under the name "The Weeknd". He released three nine-track mixtapes throughout 2011: House of Balloons, Thursday, and Echoes of Silence, which were critically acclaimed.[2] The following year, he released a compilation album Trilogy, thirty tracks consisting of remastered versions of the mixtape material and three additional songs. It was released under Republic Records and his own label XO.

In 2013, he released his debut studio album Kiss Land, which was supported by the singles "Kiss Land" and "Live For". His third album, Beauty Behind the Madness, which became his first number one album on the Billboard 200, included the top-five single "Earned It" and produced the number-one singles "The Hills" and "Can't Feel My Face". The songs have simultaneously held the top three spots on the Billboard Hot R&B Songs chart, making him the first artist in history to achieve this.[3] The Weeknd has won two Grammy Awards and has been nominated for an Academy Award.[4]


Faith No More is an American rock band from San Francisco, California, formed in 1979.[1] Before settling on their current moniker in 1983, the band performed under the names Sharp Young Men[1] and later Faith No Man.[2] Bassist Billy Gould, keyboardist Roddy Bottum and drummer Mike Bordin are the longest remaining members of the band, having been involved with Faith No More since its inception. The band underwent several lineup changes early in their career, along with some major changes later on. The current lineup of Faith No More consists of Gould, Bottum, Bordin, guitarist Jon Hudson, and vocalist Mike Patton.

After releasing six albums, Faith No More officially announced their breakup on April 20, 1998. They have since reunited, embarked on The Second Coming Tour from 2009 to 2012, and released their seventh studio album, Sol Invictus, in May 2015.[3]


Elena Jane "Ellie" Goulding (/ˈɡldɪŋ/ GOHL-ding; born 30 December 1986) is an English singer and songwriter. Her career began when she met record producers Starsmith and Frankmusik, and she was later spotted by Jamie Lillywhite, who later became her manager and A&R. After signing to Polydor Records in July 2009, Goulding released her debut extended play, An Introduction to Ellie Goulding, later that year.[7]

In 2010, she became the second artist to top the BBC's annual Sound of... poll and win the Critics' Choice Award at the Brit Awards in the same year. She released her debut studio album, Lights, in 2010; it debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart and has sold over 850,000 copies in the UK. Her cover of Elton John's "Your Song" reached number two in the UK in December 2010 and on 29 April 2011 she performed the song at the wedding reception of Prince William and Catherine Middleton at Buckingham Palace. The album's title track, "Lights", was released in the US in March 2011, and peaked at number two on the US Billboard Hot 100.[8][9]

Goulding's second studio album, Halcyon, was released in October 2012. "Anything Could Happen" preceded the album as the lead single. Halcyon debuted at number two on the UK Albums Chart and after 65 weeks reached number one. Halcyon debuted at number nine on the US Billboard 200. Halcyon Days, a repackaged edition of Halcyon, was released on 23 August 2013, it included new singles including "Burn", which became her first UK number-one single. At the 2014 Brit Awards, she received the award for British Female Solo Artist.[10] Goulding released her third studio album, titled Delirium, on 6 November 2015, with "On My Mind" as the album's lead single.[11] In December 2015, she received her first Grammy Award nomination for Best Pop Solo Performance for her single "Love Me like You Do".[12]

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Seattle Center
Originally built for the 1962 World's Fair, the 74-acre (30 ha) Seattle Center is a park, arts, and entertainment center in Seattle, Washington. Its landmark feature is the 605-foot (184 m) tall Space Needle, a now-iconic building that was, at its completion, the tallest building west of the Mississippi River. Seattle Center is located just north of Belltown in the Lower Queen Anne neighborhood.


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Festival Review: Bumbershoot 2015
northwestmusicscene.com  –  September 9, 2015
Bumbershoot 2015 celebrated its 45th anniversary with little fanfare. Under new management, the former Seattle Arts and Music Festival that was once free to the public when it began in 1970 has now become just another festival following the format of ...
Bumbershoot 2015: The Bands
rebelsmarket.com  –  September 7, 2015
You know, once you fought your way past the tall fences, the hour-long lines, and the general disorganization that was Bumbershoot 2015, there were some bright spots. The artists themselves really put themselves out there to give a great performance, and ...
Music Madness: Bumbershoot 2015 Day 1
seattleite.com  –  September 7, 2015
Rain or shine, crowds piled into the Seattle Center for day 1 of Bumbershoot. Labor Day weather is certainly always hit or miss in Seattle, and as a Bumbershoot veteran, I can tell you that the rain and drastic rise in ticket pricing (and incredibly ...
Bumbershoot 2015 – Day 2
KZOK 1025  –  September 5, 2015
Bumbershoot 2015 at Seattle Center Day 2 of Bumbershoot 2015 at Seattle Center on September 6, 2015. (Photo by davidconger.com) Bumbershoot 2015 at Seattle Center Day 2 of Bumbershoot 2015 at Seattle Center on September 6, 2015. (Photo by davidconger.com ...
A Northwest Festival Tradition: Bumbershoot
noiseprn.com  –  September 24, 2015
Bumbershoot 2015 was a huge success in my book. Despite some long lines, one rain delay and inflated alcohol prices, the overall execution was solid. It was by far the most culturally diverse music & arts festival I have ever attended, and I wholeheartedly ...
Expectation v. Reality: Bumbershoot 2015
www.theodysseyonline.com  –  September 20, 2015
Atmosphere, Jhene Aiko, Fitz and the Tantrums, The Weeknd, and Chance the Rapper — the perfect line-up for my first music festival. As an east-coaster coming from the world of Connecticut suburbs and slow summers, I was expecting Bumbershoot 2015 in ...
Bumbershoot 2015 Lineup Announced Featuring The Weeknd, Ellie Goulding And Faith No More
mxdwn  –  August 10, 2015
Seattle’s annual music and arts festival, Bumbershoot is back in action, featuring the gifted talents of The Weeknd, Ellie Goulding, and Faith No More among other special guests. This year marks the festival’s 45th anniversary as the city’s ...

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