Bumbershoot announces 2016 dates

It must be because AEG is new at this, but Bumbershoot 2016 — the 46th edition of Seattle’s beloved Labor Day weekend music and art festival — will be over before Labor Day.

AEG Live, which propped up One Reel so the 2015 festival could happen, announced that the 2016 renewal will take place on September 2-4 — a Friday-Saturday-Sunday affair.

Bumbershoot Bumbershoot-logoused to include Fridays, back when it was a four-day marathon. It’s been a Saturday-Sunday-Monday thang for more than a decade, though.

Early bird tickets will go on sale at noon on  November 20 at bumbershoot.com. The release didn’t say if early purchasers would be rewarded with discount prices, as had been a Bumbershoot tradition, but I guess we’ll find out on Friday.

The release did say that the festival will again utilize more venues than in recent years, including Memorial Stadium and KeyArena. , a fan favorite in 2015, will return to EMP. All programming will be announced in spring 2016.

— MM

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