All Tomorrow's Parties presents I'll Be Your Mirror USA 2012
Curated by Greg Dulli (The Afghan Whigs) & ATP
Friday 21st - Sunday 23rd September - Asbury Park, N.J.
GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR
Newly confirmed for festival headlined by The Afghan Whigs,
Louis CK, The Make-Up, The Roots, José González
Tickets on sale now via this link!
"The wall between fans and fame is mostly stripped away, as is corporate sponsorship.
In terms of vibe, it is simply the best music festival there is." - NPR
Earlier this month ATP went on sale with this year's New Jersey based I'll Be Your Mirror event, the Saturday night of which will be headlined by The Afghan Whigs (who have reunited after a 13 year hiatus) and curated by their frontman Greg Dulli, with Grammy Award winner LOUIS C.K., the fantastic THE ROOTS, JOSÉ GONZÁLEZ, a show from the reformed THE MAKE-UP and many many more already confirmed.
Today ATP can confirm the addition of legendary Canadian post-rock pioneers GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR who will bring their incomparable live show to the Sunday of the event.
Weekend Passes are on sale now via this link priced at $199 for the weekend, until March 27 when any remaining tickets will go up to $249.
As well as the live music line-up of 35+ acts across the weekend, Friday will feature a Comedy stage, and we're very pleased to announce that our friends at The Criterion Collection will return to run the Cinema across the weekend. All three days feature DJs and other activities to be confirmed in the months ahead. Performances take place indoors with great soundsystems, so you have no need to worry about the weather, and Asbury Park is easily accessible via public transport from nearby cities (see below for details).
Here is an updated look at the line-up so far:
Friday 21st curated by ATP:
Line-up to be confirmed
Saturday 22nd curated by Greg Dulli:
THE AFGHAN WHIGS
MARK LANEGAN BAND
SHARON VAN ETTEN
QUINTRON AND MISS PUSSYCAT
CHARLES BRADLEY AND THE EXTRAORDINAIRES
+ more to be confirmed
Sunday 23rd curated by ATP:
GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR
THE MAGIC BAND
THEE OH SEES
I BREAK HORSES
+ more to be confirmed
Tickets on sale now via this link.
Asbury Park and it's surrounding area has a wide variety of accommodation options, many of which are listed on the ATP website.
Trains: Asbury Park station is an easy train journey from New York Penn station - trains run back to NYC until just after midnight (IBYM headliners will finish in good time before the last trains) and start again at 5am the next morning . Trains run direct from Newark International Airport down the North Jersey Coastline to Asbury Park. Check the New Jersey Transit website for more info on connections to other areas of New York and New Jersey: http://www.njtransit.com ATP will operate shuttle buses from Asbury Park station to the main venues and back.
Bus: Academy Bus Service operate buses from Manhattan Port Authority to Asbury Park train station: http://www.academybus.com NJ Transit's 317 bus departs from the Greyhound Terminal at 10th & Filbert in Philadelphia and arrives at the Asbury Park train station: http://www.njtransit.com
Car: For driving directions from North & South Jersey, New York City, Philadelphia, DC and other cities check the ATP website.
Press requiring more information or accreditation details should contact Judy Silverman at Motormouth Media: email@example.com
"Sometimes promoters have good ideas. And those guys pretty much always do, and I have to say as festivals go, that's the best one out there." - Mike Patton
All Tomorrow's Parties has been promoting festivals and concerts throughout the world for the last ten years. It was founded in the wake of Belle and Sebastian’s Bowlie Weekender, with Mogwai curating in the unusual setting of Pontins Holiday Camp, Camber Sands. Since then the festival has appeared every year and has expanded across the globe continuing to set itself apart from large scale corporate festivals by staying intimate and fan-friendly. The line-ups are chosen by significant bands or artists which results in eclectic events that combine performances by legendary and influential acts with appearances by the latest crop of experimental artists from any (and every) musical genre. The festival has become more successful with every passing year, and ATP events have taken place in the UK, USA, Europe and Australia, with past curators including Simpsons creator Matt Groening, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Mike Patton, My Bloody Valentine, Portishead, Sonic Youth, Slint, and Tortoise. In 2011 ATP launched a new series of curated city-based events called I'll Be Your Mirror, starting in Tokyo in February, London in July and Asbury Park, New Jersey in September.
For ten years ATP has set itself apart from other festivals by embracing seemingly disparate artistic genres, with events featuring art exhibitions, cinema programmes, spoken word performances and stand up comedy. It's been called 'Unforgettable' by Spin and 'the most enjoyable festival experience of our reporter's life' by Pitchfork. It has spawned an acclaimed concert series (Don't Look Back), a record label (ATP Recordings), and the release of a feature length documentary about the festivals from Warp X, titled All Tomorrow’s Parties, out now on DVD. For more information and the trailer visit www.ourtrueintent.com
Selected press from 2011 in Asbury Park:
"With this year's I'll Be Your Mirror Festival in Asbury Park, ATP once again provided America with a glimpse of its own vision of a Utopian cultural exchange." - Village Voice
"That's right, while every other festival is in its 10th year and booking the same 250 acts as the festival preceding it, ATP just swoops in with an unglamorous but effective idea and declares itself a contender for U.S. festival of the year!" - Consequence Of Sound
"Everyone at this...will be more than eager to return next year." - Drowned In Sound
"[The audience] were unwilling to accept that this fantastic weekend was coming to an end." - AV Club
"This was probably the most fun I've had at a music festival in a very long time." - Brightest Young Things
"It may have been difficult to imagine how a change of location, from upstate New York to the New Jersey shore, could possibly improve and enhance the unique and uncanny event that it was known to be. Well, it has...No excuse is a good excuse to miss this party." - Dossier Journal
"It was awesome...get to the next ATP." - Dummy
"We reconnected with a deep-seated love of music that's constantly tested by the Internet's exhausting and trivilizing hype cycle." - Flavorwire
"The whole weekend was amazing." - Metro
"The performances at ATP remain aggressively experimental, challenging, and enthralling." - New Jersey Star Ledger
"Though the location has changed, the community feel of the All Tomorrow's Parties festival experience is still intact on New Jersey's Asbury Park boardwalk." - Prefix
"ATP played a blinder...[Asbury Park] couldn't have made for a better setting." - The Quietus
"ATP typically boasts one of the most interesting and eclectic lineups of all music festivals." - Spin
"Altogether among the more gloriously pleasant festivals I've experienced." - The Stranger
"We don't want I'll Be Your Mirror to ever end." - Wall Street Journal
Selected press from 2008-2010 in upstate New York:
“An unforgettable end to the summer festival season.” – Spin
“ATP NY was the most enjoyable festival experience i’ve ever had in my life.” – Pitchfork
"A weekend of musical delights. ATP remains by far the best organised, friendliest festival around." - Rolling Stone
"Essentially a perfect weekend...Well done, ATP." - Entertainment Weekly
"The year's finest festival." - Stereogum
"The most focused music festival on the planet. The lineup is unique, the atmosphere is crazily mellow...Not many festivals are interested in making diehard music fans feel appreciated, or even necessary, and ATP makes that its whole point." - Fader
"Nothing like your normal three day music fest. Artistic integrity is the word of the day." - ABC News
"A kind of utopia was successfully brought off last weekend at ATP...an incredible adventure in cultural escapism." - New York magazine
"The Perfect Rock Festival" Rolling Stone
"Believe every good thing you've heard about ATP." - Tiny Mix Tapes
"Incredible." - Village Voice
"ATP NY 2010 was a blast." - Stereogum
"A completely unique concert going experience." - NPR
"An experience unable to be reproduced anywhere else...Like-minded music fans mingled with celebrities for a one of a kind event...As someone whose attitude is on the fence about festivals, I was not ready for the level of enjoyment I ended up experiencing." - New York Examiner
"It's become clear to us why ATP is considered unlike all other festivals...the complete lack of VIP status allows for some strange happenings...Passion shining through at all moments, and that's why the event is considered to be so special...an incredible weekend." - Time Out New York
"The country's best music festival? Quite possibly..." - Encore