NEW RIVERSTAGE AND POWERHOUSE ADDITIONS - TICKETS ON SALE NOVEMBER 5TH!

Tuesday 4th November, 2008 The announcement that UK festival All Tomorrow's Parties would be visiting Australia in summer 2009 caused a tidal wave of media and public interest. The boutique festival had its first beginnings in 1999 via a Belle & Sebastian curated affair at Camber Sands Holiday Centre in East Sussex, UK and has since grown to accommodate another UK site in Minehead, Somerset.  ATP has also branched out to; the historic Queen Mary Ship in Long Beach, LA, a holiday resort in upstate New York and via a series of select single stage curated affairs within the confines of the Primavera Festival in Barcelona, Spain and Pitchfork Festival, Chicago, USA.

It is with that floating principle of what All Tomorrow's Parties can be that the decision to present a singular event in Brisbane has been nixed in favour of a season of shows at the Brisbane Powerhouse and a one-off afternoon/evening affair at the Brisbane Riverstage.  Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds will headline and curate the Riverstage show and have also selected all of the acts appearing at the Powerhouse.  Brisbane audiences are already familiar with the Riverstage line-up featuring UK stargazers Spiritualized, former Go-Between Robert Forster and avant blues solo act James Blood Ulmer, plus Krautrock supergroup Harmonia, young English electronic outfit Fuck Buttons and the indescribable Japanese two-piece Afrirampo, all performing at the Powerhouse. 

Joining Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds at the Riverstage, with their sublime instrumental sounds, will be one of Australia’s great cult bands The Necks. Latest additions to the Powerhouse shows are former Swan and Angels of Light frontman Michael Gira and Washington by way of Los Angeles pyschedelic-shoegazers, Dead Meadow.
 
The almost full line-up looks like this:

THE POWERHOUSE

Tues 13th: Visy Theatre: Harmonia (Germany)
Tickets $48.00 (includes GST and booking fee - some service charges may apply) from the Brisbane Powerhouse: 119 Lamington St. New Farm, www.brisbanepowerhouse.org  or phone: 07 3358 8600
 
Wed 14th: Visy Theatre: Michael Gira – Ex-Swans/Angels of Light (USA)
Tickets $33.00 (includes GST and booking fee some service charges may apply) from the Brisbane Powerhouse: 119 Lamington St, New Farm, www.brisbanepowerhouse.org or phone: 07 3358 8600

Fri 16th: Powerhouse Theatre: Fuck Buttons (UK), Dead Meadow (USA), Afrirampo (Japan)
Tickets $44.00 (includes GST and booking fee - some service charges may apply) from the Brisbane Powerhouse: 119 Lamington St. New Farm, www.brisbanepowerhouse.org  or phone: 07 3358 8600

All shows at the Powerhouse are all ages.

BRISBANE RIVERSTAGE

Thu 15th: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Spiritualized, Robert Forster, The Necks & James Blood Ulmer with more to come.
Tickets $95.40 from www.ticketmaster.com  all ticketmaster outlets, via phone 136100, from Rocking Horse Records (phone 3229 5360) in person at the Brisbane Powerhouse: 119 Lamington St. New Farm, www.brisbanepowerhouse.org or phone: 07 3358 8600

ALL SHOWS ON SALE NOVEMBER 5TH.

For all media requests please contact Kylie Whyte: kywhyte@bigpond.net.au 
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