Two things today to announce in the leadup to ATP curated by Jeff Mangum which we'll be announcing the stage times for very soon:
First up Lord Sinclair will be hosting Book Bingo again at this year’s ATP. Book Bingo is a chance for fans to pass on cherished books and discover new favourites. Fans will be asked to donate books before the start of the game and we will also have some new books provided by publishers and other generous organizations.
If you would like to play Book Bingo PLEASE BRING AT LEAST ONE BOOK TO DONATE this event is as much about sharing books you have enjoyed as playing Bingo.
Every bingo call is a quote from a book and the first person to the name the book wins a book from those donated. Book Bingo has been very popular at other ATP’s and gives anyone with a love of books the opportunity to go home with a new treasure.
Also, as previously announced at ATP this past December attendeee Matt Griffiths setup a "Big Pretentious Mix CD Swap", which was a huge success, with hundreds of people taking part - see here for info or you can see some photos taken by an attendee here.
This time we've got a new concept - the tracklisting for your mix must be an acrostic of your name - so each song or artist begins with a letter of the persons name making the mix, for example:
Boredoms - Zutto
Iron Maiden - The Trooper
Led Zeppelin - When the Levee Breaks
Les Savy Fav - The Sweat Descends
Yuck - Get Away
Black Sabbath - War Pigs
Underground Resistance - Jupiter Jazz
Townes Van Zandt - If I Needed You
Liars - Plaster Casts Of Everything
I Break Horses - Hearts
Neil Young - On The Beach
We'll put the final time of the Mix swap on the festival timecards which you will receive at the event, and we'll try to make sure it doesn't clash with any bands.
Today we have decided we will be printing the best and most imaginative tracklistings in the official programme for the event which is given out free to all attendees.
To get a chance to have yours included head over to the Facebook event for the swap and post your tracklisting as a comment. Thanks!