Portishead to curate ATP I'll Be Your Mirror in Asbury Park, NJ - with very special guest Jeff Mangum (Neutral Milk Hotel)!

Wednesday 26th January, 2011

“ATP NY was the most enjoyable festival experience I’ve ever had in my life.” – Pitchfork


All Tomorrow's Parties presents

I'll Be Your Mirror

curated by ATP Friday September 30

and curated by Portishead Saturday October 1st and Sunday October 2, 2011

Asbury Park, N.J.


With very special guest to three day pass holders, Jeff Mangum (Neutral Milk Hotel)


All Tomorrow's Parties returns to the USA this September in the new location of Asbury Park, N.J. bringing an I'll Be Your Mirror event to the iconic Asbury Park waterfront. For the inaugural American I'll Be Your Mirror, Portishead will curate the Saturday and Sunday and headline their first East Coast shows since 1998! Since returning with their acclaimed Third album in 2008, Portishead have proven to be one of the most exciting live bands around and their long awaited return to the Tri-State Area will no doubt be one of the highlights of the year.


ATP, who are curating on the Friday are also very excited to be able to present Jeff Mangum who on the Friday night will perform his first large public show of Neutral Milk Hotel songs in over a decade. After releasing what is now one of the most loved albums of the 1990s (In The Aeroplane Over The Sea), the group disbanded before many of those who now love their albums had a chance to see the songs performed live, so this will no doubt be a very special occasion. Please note, as Jeff has chosen to play in the stunning, but smaller Paramount theatre only people who buy 3 day festival passes get access to this show on Friday night.


Also playing on the Friday are Chavez, Shellac, Cults and The Album Leaf, with a headliner and some comedians to be confirmed. The rest of the line-ups for the Saturday and Sunday will be announced in the near future.


I’ll Be Your Mirror is a new series of artist curated music, film and art events. Acting as sister events to the ATP Festivals, which take place in holiday resorts, I'll Be Your Mirror retains the curatorial and multiple band and film concept, but will take place in cities worldwide. The events are named after the b-side to The Velvet Underground's original All Tomorrow's Parties 7" single, released in 1966.


Everyone who came to our three events at Kutshers knows how special the place was and how lucky they were to have been a part of our events there and while we are sad to not be returning, we are excited to be moving to the iconic Asbury Park. The Convention Hall has seen the likes of Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, The Doors, The Beach Boys and The Rolling Stones grace its stage and the Paramount Theatre has welcomed stars such as Tony Bennett who often insists on playing a song with all the electrics turned off to demonstrate the amazing acoustics of the room.


We will be transporting the whole ATP experience over to this new location on the beach at Asbury Park, with the main shows taking place at the Convention Hall and Paramount Theatre, as well as the nearby Asbury Lanes and the Berkeley hotel, which the man in black, Johnny Cash himself once lived at. We think it will make a stunning successor to Kutshers.

As well as the live music line-up of over 30 acts across the weekend, Friday will feature a Comedy stage, and we're very pleased to announce that our friends at Criterion will return again to run the Cinema across the weekend. All three days will also feature DJs and other activities to be confirmed in the months ahead - we'll also be bringing back some of our popular food vendors including the much loved Asia Dogs, and much, much more. Performances all take place indoors, so you have no need to fear about the weather!




Limited 3 Day Passes are available at $249 - these include access to the Jeff Mangum Friday show and the choice of being guaranteed to see Portishead on Saturday or Sunday (3 Day pass holders get access to see everything over the 3 days but on arrival must choose to get priority access to either the Saturday or Sunday Portishead performance and are not guaranteed to see both.) - THESE ARE NOW SOLD OUT


Friday Day Passes are $60 - they do not include the Jeff Mangum show in the Paramount but include everything else on that day.


Saturday Day Passes are $99 - Pass holders are guaranteed to see Portishead


Sunday Day Passes are $99 - Pass holders are guaranteed to see Portishead


Friday day passes do not include Jeff Mangum's show as explained above. Jeff Mangum will play a separate solo headline show on the Monday night, tickets for which are $35. - THESE ARE NOW SOLD OUT






Friday September 30 curated by ATP:


Jeff Mangum (Neutral Milk Hotel) (3 day passholders only)
The Album Leaf


+ more to be confirmed


Friday will also feature a Comedy Stage.


Saturday October 1 curated by Portishead:




+ 10-15 more acts to be confirmed


Sunday October 2 curated by Portishead:




+ 10-15 more acts to be confirmed


As mentioned above Jeff Mangum will also perform an additional show on the Monday after the event, also on sale this Friday:


Monday October 3 - Jeff Mangum (Neutral Milk Hotel)

Paramount Theatre, Asbury Park, NJ.





Asbury Park has a wide variety of accommodation options some of which are listed on our website. The Berkeley hotel next to the main venues is now full, but a few blocks further down the boardwalk there is the Empress Hotel, or a few blocks further into town, the Ocean Plaza Hotel or The Tides Hotel. There are many more options, with a full list available here.





Trains: Asbury Park station is an easy train journey from New York Penn station - trains run back to NYC until just after midnight 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 our FAQ.





Press requiring more information or accreditation details should contact Judy Silverman at Motormouth Media: judy@motormouthmedia.com







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


“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

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

"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

Selected press from 2010:

"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




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. This year ATP launches a new series of curated city-based events called I'll Be Your Mirror, starting in Tokyo in February, London in July and now Asbury Park.


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


The first I'll Be Your Mirror event curated by ATP will take place at Studio Coast, Tokyo on the 27th February and is headlined by Godspeed You! Black Emperor with the line-up including acts like Boredoms and Dirty Three. Tickets on sale now via www.atpfestival.com

The second I'll Be Your Mirror event is curated by ATP & Portishead on the 23rd & 24th July at London's historic Alexandra Palace with special guests Grinderman & PJ Harvey plus a line-up currently including Liars, Swans, Beach House, Company Flow, DOOM and many more. Tickets on sale now via www.atpfestival.com


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