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Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Bumbershoot Loses Two Headliners

Posted by on July 26 at 12:24 PM

Both Ani DiFranco and Devo have cancelled their summer tours (which includes Bumbershoot)…opening new spaces for new headliners. (The festival’s official site encourages readers to check back soon for updates.) Even though it’s tough having big names cancel at the 11th hour, hopefully this will turn into a positive for Bumbershoot, giving them room to snag two headliners a little more on the edgier side of things. A couple suggestions…If they want to keep with the nostalgia theme, The Stooges would be amazing, as would a Pavement reunion (although I won’t hold my breath) and Big Star fans would most likely shit their pants if that band came through (they’re recording a new record). Personally I’d love to see someone like Mars Volta, High on Fire, M.I.A., LCD Soundsystem, Annie, Sufjan Stevens…just to name a few. Other suggestions?