PALO ALTO, CA and SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - Aug 29, 2012) - TuneIn, the leading service for listening to music, sports and news streams from around the world, is making it possible for music fans everywhere to enjoy the sounds of Bumbershoot®: Seattle's Music & Arts Festival.
TuneIn has created the first ever Bumbershoot Radio station, giving millions around the globe the chance to virtually join the 100,000 plus fans set to attend Bumbershoot this year. In addition to featuring tracks from all of this year's artists, Bumbershoot Radio will present full, live performances from M. Ward, Passion Pit and more, thanks to Seattle's legendary KEXP 90.3 FM. Beginning Saturday, September 1, the first of the live performances from The Bumbershoot Music Lounge will kick off with a set from Sera Cahoone.
TuneIn will also be present at Bumbershoot, sponsoring a primary stage with sets from artists including Keane and Lights and hosting a lounge where Bumbershoot attendees can experience the TuneIn service and enter to win exclusive ticket upgrades and prizes.
This is not the first time TuneIn has connected listeners from around the world with live events. Earlier this year, TuneIn made it possible for people to listen to festivals like HOT 97 Summer Jam in New Jersey and Outside Lands in San Francisco.
"Outside Lands was a huge success for us, and I have no doubt that we'll see similar results by teaming up with KEXP and Bumbershoot," said Ryan Polivka, Director of Marketing, TuneIn. "Considering how fantastic the lineup is this year, I'm sure music fans who can't attend the festival will still want a chance to be a part of it. TuneIn and KEXP will make that happen, while also exposing Bumbershoot to the millions of active listeners that regularly use TuneIn."
"This year marks Bumbershoot's 42nd anniversary, and we're excited to be able to extend the music experience beyond the festival grounds," said Jon Stone, Executive Director of One Reel, producer of Bumbershoot. "KEXP and TuneIn will allow fans from all over the world to listen to this beloved festival, transforming Bumbershoot from a Seattle-based festival to an international event."
To hear everything Bumbershoot, search for "Bumbershoot Radio" on TuneIn using any of the more than 200 devices that offer the audio service, including all major smartphones and tablets, car dashboards, and on the web at tunein.com.
TuneIn lets people listen to the world's music, sports, talk and news from wherever they are, with over 70,000 AM, FM, HD and Internet radio stations and more than two million on-demand programs streaming from every continent. The company's mobile apps are ranked in the top five in the App Store's Music category across 82 countries and territories. The company has raised venture funding from General Catalyst Partners, Sequoia Capital, Google Ventures, and Jafco Ventures and is headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif.
About Bumbershoot: Seattle's Music & Arts Festival
Bumbershoot: Seattle's Music & Arts Festival is produced by One Reel in collaboration with Seattle Center. Established in 1971, Bumbershoot takes place every year over Labor Day weekend and stretches across the 74-acre Seattle Center beneath the city's iconic Space Needle. Bumbershoot programs 19 unique indoor and outdoor venues, allowing for a diverse array of arts including live music, comedy, Words & Ideas, theatre, dance, film, visual arts, children's programming, and the Indie Market featuring urban crafts. Festival details are located at bumbershoot.org.