FRANK OCEAN picked by Greg Dulli (Afghan Whigs) as Friday headliner for
ATP’s I’LL BE YOUR MIRROR USA 2012 Festival
Friday 21st - Sunday 23rd September at Pier 36, Manhattan
& more new additions announced!
Curated by Greg Dulli (The Afghan Whigs) & ATP
Tickets On Sale Now Online or in person from Other Music, NYC
"In terms of vibe, it is simply the best music festival there is." - NPR
The world famous All Tomorrow's Parties are very excited to present the I'll Be Your Mirror USA festival this September 21st-23rd at Pier 36 in Manhattan, New York. Pier 36 is a new indoor venue sitting on the edge of the East River between the Manhattan & Williamsburg Bridges - it's outside area boasts glorious views of Brooklyn and the Statue of Liberty.
Today ATP are very excited to announce FRANK OCEAN as a headliner on the Friday night. His recent 'Channel Orange' LP received a 9.5 rated review from Pitchfork, and it gives us great pleasure to add him to the festival. He has been picked by our co-curator Greg Dulli of The Afghan Whigs. The Whigs recently released an amazing cover of Frank's 'Lovecrimes' - download free from http://www.atpfestival.com/assets/newyork/
Also confirmed are ATP fan favourite HANNIBAL BURESS who joins the Friday comedy line-up, and a second performance from ex-Sonic Youth member LEE RANALDO - his previously announced Friday night performance will now be a special show billed Lee Ranaldo & Leah Singer: suspended guitar performance, and he plays an extra full band show featuring Steve Shelley on drums on the Sunday. EDAN THE DEEJAY also returns to ATP for one of his inimitable DJ sets on the Friday.
The Saturday night of this year's festival will be headlined by The Afghan Whigs (who have reunited after a 13 year hiatus) and curated by their frontman Greg Dulli, with ATP curating the Friday and Sunday nights - the line-up also features The Roots, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, José González, The Antlers, DJ Questlove, Charles Bradley, The Make-Up, Dirty Three, Mark Lanegan Band, Hot Snakes, Thee Oh Sees and many many more, see below for the full line-up so far!
Tickets are on sale now online priced at $199 for the Weekend. A limited amount of day passes are also available priced at $60 for Friday & $75 for Saturday/Sunday. Tickets also available in person at Other Music, NYC
As well as three days of incredible live music and comedy on the Friday, 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. Friday runs from 5pm-1am; Saturday and Sunday run from noon-1am.
Acting as sister events to the ATP Festivals which usually take place in holiday resorts, I'll Be Your Mirror is a series of artist curated music, film and art events taking place in cities worldwide. IBYM is ATP without the accommodation aspect and is named after the b-side to The Velvet Underground's original All Tomorrow's Parties 7" single.
Here is an updated look at the line-up so far including the new additions.
Friday 21st curated by ATP:
PHILIP GLASS & TYONDAI BRAXTON
LEE RANALDO & LEAH SINGER: SUSPENDED GUITAR PERFORMANCE
EDAN THE DEEJAY
Saturday 22nd curated by Greg Dulli:
THE AFGHAN WHIGS
MARK LANEGAN BAND
JEFF THE BROTHERHOOD
CHARLES BRADLEY AND THE EXTRAORDINAIRES
Sunday 23rd curated by ATP:
GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR
THE MAGIC BAND
THEE OH SEES
THE ALBUM LEAF
LEE RANALDO (Full Band Show)
THE PSYCHIC PARAMOUNT
QUINTRON AND MISS PUSSYCAT
DJ JONATHAN TOUBIN
Tickets On Sale Now Online or in person from Other Music, NYC
The five boroughs of New York City are home to an incredibly wide selection of accommodations - tar too many for us to list - airbnb.com, hotwire.com, booking.com, hotels.com and tripadvisor.com are good places to research.
Pier 36 is located at the intersection of South Street and Montgomery Street (off the FDR Drive) just north of the Manhattan Bridge at 299 South St. New York, NY 10002. Google Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/D4W1
Subway: Take the F Train to East Broadway station - Pier 36 is a 4 block walk away from the station. On arrival take the Rutgers St./Madison St. Exit from the station, then walk east on Rutgers Street towards the water. Turn left on South Street heading north. The F train runs to and from East Broadway all day/night.
Car: Use full address for routeplaners/GPS: 299 South St. New York, NY 10002
Southbound - Take FDR Drive south and exit at South Street (exit #3) At the light at the bottom of the ramp – turn left and proceed under the highway - Pier 36 is directly in front of you.
Northbound - Take South Street north (under the FDR highway), past the South Street Seaport (do not go on the FDR Drive). Continue north on South Street (under the Manhattan Bridge, Pathmark on your left), until you see the Department of Sanitation on your right. At the next intersection (South Street and Montgomery Street), turn right at the light for Pier 36.(the entrance for the FDR north will be directly in front of you at the light).
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"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 thirteen 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.
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