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Bumbershoot 2018: Why Your Teen Wants to Go

Tickets go on sale Friday

Published on: May 01, 2018


Every Labor Day Weekend, Seattle Center transforms into the home of one of the West Coast's biggest music festivals: Bumbershoot.

Whatever your feelings about the festival — from the celebratory to the not so much — there's one thing we can all agree on: Bumbershoot's getting some big names.

Last year it was Lorde, ODESZA and Solange (with plenty of lesser-known but still A-plus acts). This year, the festival organizers have kicked it up another notch.

J. Cole. The Chainsmokers. SZA. Fleet Foxes. If those names don't mean much to you, never fear: There's likely a teen or two in your life who cares very much about this line-up.

Also on the list: Lil Wayne, Ludacris and T-Pain as well as a smattering of comics and podcasts.

Notable locals include former mayoral candidate Nikkita Oliver (hosting something called "Think It, Say It, Do It") as well as a menu of Seattle restaurants to sample between shows.

If you're looking to take younger kids, the Maker's Space might be of interest. There, festival-goers can learn how to create, sculpt, build and play thanks to donations from a variety of PNW art organizations.

Tickets go on sale Friday at noon.

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