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Many Seattleites leave the city Labor Day Weekend and flock to nearby campsites, boating trips, and wonderful nooks and crannies of the Pacific Northwest to enjoy their 3 day weekend out in the abyss. But if you’re staying in town this year, you don’t want to miss out on the Bumbershoot 2012 Festival. This year’s lineup is out of this world, with musical acts from Passion Pit to Hey Marseilles to Big Sean and Tony Bennet? Whatever style you prefer, this year”s festival will certainly satisfy the entire family. Bumbershoot is Seattle’s largest widespread music and arts festival, and this year mark’s its 42nd anniversary at the Seattle Center, (almost as old as the Space Needle itself!). Beginning in the 1971, Bumbershoot has seduced locals by showcasing some of the best artists, musicians, films, comedies, dance performers, theater, visual arts and just about any other form of self expression you can think of. Quite a few of the acts this year were born right here, just like you and me. Bumbershoot takes place over Labor Day weekend year after year on 74 acres of the Seattle Center grounds, drawing over 100,000 people over the weekend. This year”s line up includes those crowd pleasing artists listed above, as well as Gotye, AWOLNATION, comedic performers Nick Swardson and Kiro’s best Radio Show Too Beautiful to Live and many many more shows you don”t want to miss. Single day tickets to the event are $45 per day, and $125 for a 3 day pass. For more information on ticketing, or the festival schedule, visit Bumbershoot.org.

September may seem far off in the distance, but the folks running the ever popular Bumbershoot Festival have just released the 2012 musical lineup. The acts for this year”s Labor Day weekend festivities range from Tony Bennet to Passion Pit; and every genre in between! If you’ve never been to Bumbershoot, it’s Seattle’s favored music and arts festival, that”s held in the heart of Seattle Center every Labor Day weekend; this year will mark the 42nd anniversary of the festival. Since 1917, Bumbershoot has been drawing crowds to Seattle, showcasing some of the best in music, film, comedy, dance and theater. 100,000+ people join the masses each year to see some of the greatest performers of all time, and new acts to the spotlight, soon to gain stardom. Stay tuned for the upcoming release of the performing arts and comedy lineups.