Bumbershoot Books 2005 Lineup

Common, Devo, Trey Anastasio, Ani DiFranco, the New York Dolls, Dashboard Confessional and Talib Kweli are among the top acts confirmed for Seattle’s 35th annual Bumbershoot arts festival. The four-day event will unfold over the U.S. Labor Day weekend (Sept. 2-5) and feature more than 2,500 artists performing poetry, theater, standup comedy, live music and appearing in film and visual arts exhibitions.

Other notable acts gracing the extensive music lineup include Garbage, the Donnas, the Bill Frisell Trio, Citizen Cope, the Decemberists, the Posies, M. Ward, Digable Planets, Flogging Molly and Brazilian Girls.

As previously reported, John Wesley Harding will utilize the Bumbershoot stage for a musically accompanied reading of his recent novel, “Misunderstood.”

Single- and multiple-day passes ranging from $18 and $55 are available through Aug. 25, with prices set to increase afterward.

The complete artist roster and performance schedule will be available tomorrow (July 15) on Bumbershoot’s official Web site.

Source billboard.com.

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