Two Icelandic acts performed at this year’s Bumbershoot in Seattle: Hermigervill, a young upcoming electronic musician, and Young Karin, a duo (including Logi from Retro Stefson) whose sound is influenced by modern day hip hop and avant-garde pop. Both Hermigervill and Young Karin took to the Pavillion Stage on Sunday at Bumbershoot as part of an Iceland Airwaves presentation. Click here to see photos from Hermigervill’s performance and here to see Young Karin’s Facebook post from the show.
Other 2014 Bumbershoot musical performers included Foster the People, J. Cole, Wu-Tang Clan, The Replacements, The Head And The Heart, Elvis Costello and the Imposters, Capital Cities and Neon Trees, to name a few. The unique event also featured stand up and improvised comedy, theatre productions and talks with Tom Robbins, the writers of The Simpsons, Ken Jennings and more.
Despite some rain and patchy clouds at the beginning of the festival, the shows rocked. By Monday, the sun was shining, temperatures were mild and crowds streamed into Seattle Center, according to the Seattle Times.
Looking to catch a Hermigervill and/or Young Karin performance? They’ll be at Iceland Airwaves this November and are known make stops at our very own Reykjavik Calling concert series at Taste of Iceland events!
Established in 1971, Bumbershoot is produced by One Reel in collaboration with Seattle Center. Bumbershoot takes place every Labor Day weekend and stretches across the 74-acre Seattle Center beneath the city’s iconic Space Needle. Bumbershoot programs a diverse array of arts including live music, comedy, Words & Ideas, theatre, film, visual arts, children’s programming and the Indie Market featuring urban crafts.