Jim Jarmusch to guest curate ATP New York 2010! Sonic Youth, Explosions, Breeders to play!

Monday 15th February, 2010



All Tomorrow's Parties will return to Kutsher's Country Club, Monticello for the third ATP New York festival over Labor Day weekend, running from Friday 3rd September – Sunday 5th September. We are very excited to announce that legendary film-maker Jim Jarmusch, well known for his fantastic collaborations and documentaries with musicians will be the guest curator on Sunday 5th.

Born in Akron, Ohio, Jim Jarmusch lives and works in New York. His films include Permanent Vacation (1980), Stranger than Paradise (1984), Down by Law (1986), Mystery Train (1989), Night on Earth (1991), Dead Man (1995), Year of the Horse (1997), Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999), Coffee and Cigarettes (2003), Broken Flowers (2005) and The Limits of Control (2009).

As previously announced, Friday 3rd September features these performances as part of our Don't Look Back day:

IGGY & THE STOOGES performing Raw Power
SLEEP performing Holy Mountain
MUDHONEY performing Superfuzz Bigmuff + Early Singles
THE SCIENTISTS performing Blood Red River (first ever U.S. Show)
+ more to be confirmed!

Friday will also feature a Comedy Stage, details of which are to be announced soon.

NEWLY CONFIRMED - ATP celebrate 10 years with a birthday party on Sat 4th September and are happy to announce a day of past ATP curators, ATP Recordings artists and friends, with the first announcements being:

SONIC YOUTH
EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY
THE BREEDERS
F**K BUTTONS
THE BOOKS
PAPA M
APSE

+ more to be confirmed!

NEWLY CONFIRMED - Jim Jarmusch will curate Sunday 5th September and his first choices are:

THE BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE
RAEKWON
GIRLS
F*CKED UP
WOODEN SHJIPS
THE BLACK ANGELS
VIVIAN GIRLS

+ more to be confirmed!

All three days will also feature DJs and Cinema presented by Criterion.

We can also confirm that this year the bars, food vendors and Djs will continue until 6pm on Monday 6th September so that all guests can enjoy a more relaxing start to their post-ATP week!

Festival Tickets are priced at $250 + booking fee for the weekend. Friday day tickets are priced at $110 + booking fee. Saturday day tickets are priced at $120 + booking fee. Sunday day tickets will be available in March. Total capacity for this intimate festival is limited to less than 3000 people!

Weekend Bus travel is available between Brooklyn or Manhattan and the festival. Day Bus travel is available between Manhattan and the festival.

Accommodation at Kutshers is on sale now with only 6 person rooms still available now SOLD OUT. Alternatively rooms for groups of 3 or 4 are available at the nearby Raleigh hotel (we operate a free shuttle bus between the hotel and festival site all weekend). Rooms are priced at $150 + room tax per person, full information available at atpfestival.com.

Weekend and Day Tickets, Accommodation and Bus Travel from Manhattan and Brooklyn are available now - click here to buy!

Tickets are also available in person from Other Music in New York City.



Selected press from 2008:

“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

“Most of the bands seem to be strolling the grounds with the fans, unlike most festivals, where the stars seem to hide in their trailers...it’s quaint, unique location has provided the event an easy-going summer camp vibe...ATP was a great example of what a festival should be- manageable, full of cool people and boasting a solid line-up...it was a pretty perfect weekend.” - Billboard

Selected press from 2009:

"ATP is an animal all of its own. There is an energy that is positive, creative and palpable. Musicians wander about the grounds, checking out the bands. The sound system is killer. " - Brooklyn Vegan

"ATP is, in short, what indie rock was always supposed to be...ATP is indie rock at it's best." - The New Yorker "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

"A festival experience like no other...Lines are non-existent; it's easy to find a spot up-close to the stage to watch your favourite band; beer is plentiful; there's seating outside by the lake; and artists wander about with the normal folk." - Spin

"The year's finest festival. If anything, this year felt more celebratory than 2008." - Stereogum

"The most focused music festival on the planet. The line-up 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 "Felt a little like the coolest prom ever...an all-out sensory overload...we'll be down for it again this time next year." - GQ

"A kind of utopia was successfully brought off last weekend at ATP...an incredible adventure in cultural escapism." - New York magazine



ABOUT THE VENUE

Kutshers is a country club based in upstate New York, less than 2 hours drive from New York City. The club is set in 1200 acres of beautiful countryside in the magnificent Catskills mountains. The resort comprises of a hotel with several bars/nightclubs and cafes/restaurants. Plus various other amenities including a swimming pool, golf course, tennis courts, health spa and much much more.

The event takes place over 3 days, from Friday 3rd September to Sunday 5th September 2010 inclusive at Kutshers. Performances starting in the mid-afternoon, with around 35 acts set to play live across the weekend with DJ sets until late into the night, comedy, movies and more. There is dining, bars and other amenities onsite. Performances all take place indoors at the intimate venues within the complex, so you have no need to fear about the weather!

ABOUT ALL TOMORROW'S PARTIES

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 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Mike Patton, My Bloody Valentine, Portishead, Sonic Youth, Slint, and Tortoise.

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 has spawned an acclaimed concert series (Don't Look Back), a record label (ATP Recordings), and 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

3 day line-up so far:

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3rd: IGGY & THE STOOGES performing Raw Power, SLEEP performing Holy Mountain, MUDHONEY performing Superfuzz Bigmuff + Early Singles, THE SCIENTISTS performing Blood Red River (first ever U.S. Show) SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 4th ATP 10th Birthday: SONIC YOUTH, EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY, THE BREEDERS, F**K BUTTONS, THE BOOKS, PAPA M, APSE SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 5th curated by Jim Jarmusch: THE BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE, RAEKWON, GIRLS, F*CKED UP, WOODEN SHJIPS, THE BLACK ANGELS, VIVIAN GIRLS + more to be confirmed!


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