Seattle, WA—November 17, 2015 After a highly successful festival in 2015, Bumbershoot Seattle’s annual end-of-summer party— will return to downtown Seattle under the iconic Space Needle on Labor Day Weekend, 2016. The three-day festival will take placeat Seattle Center, Friday September 2nd through Sunday September 4th. Early bird tickets will go on sale Friday, November 20th at 12:00 Noon PST, and will be available through Bumbershoot.com. This willbe the 46th installment of Seattle’s festival, a celebration of music, art, and all things creative in the Pacific Northwest’s most vibrant city. The festival will again utilize more venues than in recent years, including Memorial Stadium and KeyArena. Silent Disco, a fan favorite in 2015, will return to EMP. All programming will be announced in spring 2016. Bumbershoot’s tradition of supporting local arts and music will continue—in 2015, 40% of all programming was from the region.Center for Infectious Disease Research, the largest independent, non-profit organization in the U.S. focused solely on infectious disease research, will return as the official non-profit Partner for the festival. As part of this relationship, AEG Live will donate a portion of each festival ticket sold to the organization, and encourage fans to do the same, helping spread global health awareness. Over the next ten years, CIDR looks to advance the science to prevent, treat, and cure HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, and emerging infectious diseases. Bumbershoot is honored to support this great cause, and together let’s build a healthier and more hopefulworld.TICKETS HERE