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May 8, 2014 at 10:10 PM

Bumbershoot 2014 lineup announced! | Festival preview

Elvis Costello, shown here playing at the Paramount Theatre, will perform at this year's Bumbershoot. (Greg Gilbert / The Seattle Times)

Elvis Costello, shown here playing at the Paramount Theatre, will perform at this year’s Bumbershoot. (Greg Gilbert / The Seattle Times)

Classic rocker Elvis Costello, pop band Foster the People and pioneering rap outfit Wu-Tang Clan are three of the headliners booked for Bumbershoot this year. The annual arts festival is presented on Labor Day weekend at Seattle Center, Aug. 30-Sept. 1.

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February 5, 2014 at 11:42 AM

Sasquatch! 2014 is all grown-up, with ‘turned up’ local talent

(Ellen M. Banner/The Seattle Times)

(Ellen M. Banner/The Seattle Times)

By Joseph Sutton-Holcomb

In retrospect, last year’s Sasquatch was a seminal event.

The enthusiasm generated for the festival in 2013 — tickets sold out in 90 minutes — allowed the festival to sprawl over two weekends this time around.  That Coachella-esque expansion has accelerated some of the trends that have slowly changed the face of this beast over the last several years.

With the induction of the two-weekend schedule, one thing is clear: Sasquatch has lumbered out of the misty forests of neofolk and obscure indie rock, and into the sunny, solo-cup strewn field of EDM and party pop.

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| Topics: Foster the People, M.I.A., Major Lazer