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Tame Impala performing Sunday night at Bumbershoot 2016.

2016 Bumbershoot draws big names, crowds

As the sun sank last Sunday night the fountain at the Seattle Center was illuminated with a projector displaying bands who played at the main stage, and festival goers gathered around the blasting water under a crown of green balloons that had been strung up above the festival grounds.

This year's Bumbershoot was bigger than ever and artists like Billy Idol, Tame Impala, Death Cab for Cutie and Macklemore drew thousands of fans. Other offerings included a large group yoga session, an oyster eating contest and silent discos.

The Ballard News-Tribune checked in on the festival and captured some photos of the festival goers whooping it up and performers melting fan faces with utter rock raw power.

Space needle yoga at Bumbershoot 2016
Yoga session under the Space Needle.

Yoga at Bumbershoot 2016

Yoga at Bumbershoot 2016

Yoga at Bumbershoot 2016

Yoga Bumbershoot 2016

Thunderpussy Bumbershoot 2016
Thunderpussy.

Thunderpussy Bumbershoot 2016
Thunderpussy.

Thunderpussy Bumbershoot 2016 KEXP stage
Thunderpussy performing at KEPX stage last Sunday night.

 Bumbershoot 2016
Thunderpussy.

Billy Idol Bumbershoot 2016
Billy Idol performing last Sunday night.

Billy Idol Bumbershoot 2016

Posing at Bumbershoot 2016
Street performers in front of the fountain.

Blowing at kiss at Bumbershoot 2016

Tame Impala Bumbershoot 2016
Tame Impala performing Sunday night at the main stage.

Tame Impala Bumbershoot 2016
Tame Impala.

Crowds at Bumbershoot 2016
Crowd at Bumbershoot.

Bumbershoot 2016

Bumbershoot 2016
Couple lounges during the festival.

Couple at Bumbershoot 2016
Couple waits in line.

Line at Bumbershoot 2016
Fans waiting in line to see Thunderpussy.

Harmonic therapy at Bumbershoot 2016
Harmonic therapy at Bumbershoot.

All photos by Shane Harms/Ballard News-Tribune.

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