typo or leak: prince and rage against the machine at bumbershoot

I doubt this just about as hard as I can, but maybe Prince and Rage Against the Machine are part of the Bumbershoot lineup? Via rumor-loving Ear Candy [#], this blurb from Billboard’s guide to summer music:

August 30 – September 1
Seattle Center, Seattle
Lineup Includes: Prince, Beck, Stone Temple Pilots, Rage Against the Machine, Neko Case, Lucinda Williams
Festival Web Site: www.bumbershoot.org

Originally beginning as The Seattle Arts Festival in 1971, Bumbershoot consists of a variety of art, including music, film, comedy, theater, spoken word, dance, visual, performance, and literary arts. The festival takes place at the Seattle Center, a 74-acre park with over 20 indoor/outdoor venues and independent vendors located throughout the area. Headliners aside, other must see artists include !!!, Ingrid Michaelson, M. ward, and Del tha Funkee Homosapien.

Prince’s long jam, variety show, “Creep”-covering set at Coachella last month was something to behold [mb], but it reportedly cost Goldenvoice somewhere in the neighborhood above four million dollars to pull it off for a festival with daily admission tickets hovering close to a hundred dollars. Does Onereel really have that kind of cash on hand?

From Pinkpop in June, to Lollapalooza, Reading and Leeds in August, Rage Against the Machine have headlining spots for a slew of ever-multiplying summer festivals, but nothing on their calendar after 23 August. When I saw them a couple years ago (right after they reunited), the crowd was intense and huge. It would certainly change the scene at Seattle Center if their hardcore fans parachuted in for a Battle of Bumbershoot.

I dashed off a note to Onereel to see if there’s any merit to Billboard’s story and will let you know when I hear more. Thoughts?

update: Billboard regrets the error. [mb]

2 Comments so far

  1. donte on May 8th, 2008 @ 11:52 pm

    these rumors/leaks are the most interesting thing about the lineup so far.

  2. josh on May 9th, 2008 @ 8:11 am

    it was fun for a minute, wasn’t it? Billboard says that it was their error. But maybe that means it was their error to reveal them? Keep the dream alive!

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