Bumbershoot announced the lineup Tuesday for two key stages: Performing Arts and Words & Ideas. And the names that pop out immediately include:
John Waters: The filmmaker and writer responsible for some of the filthiest — and funniest — pieces of pop culture of the past several decades will perform a solo show.
Symphony Untuxed: Seattle Symphony will reprise the kind of playful, casual program it brought to the festival last year.
Eric Erlandson: The former guitarist of Hole discusses his book, “Letters to Kurt,” which sifts through his relationship with Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain.
Joe Raiola: The MAD Magazine senior editor will talk about banned books, movie ratings, the FCC, the Patriot Act and more.
Atomic Bombshells: Bumbershoot is the perfect venue to sample one of Seattle’s bumpiest, grindiest burlesque outfits. (Though maybe “outfit” is not the right word to describe this nearly naked troupe.)
(Photos: Ken Jennings by Seth Wenig; Atomic Bombshells by Betty Udesen/Seattle Times.)