ATP's Release The Bats Melbourne event is approaching this Saturday. It all takes place at The Palais and Palace Bandroom in St Kilda on Saturday 26th October. Featuring Television performing their classic album 'Marquee Moon' in full, as well as The Breeders performing their landmark record 'Last Splash'; the lineup also includes legendary live bands such as Sleep, Lightning Bolt, Fuck Buttons, as well as Australia's own The Scientists and other local talent.
Halloween fancy dress is encouraged, and those dressed as something to do with one of the bands will be eligible to win some excellent prizes. One of the extracurricular highlights of our February I'll Be Your Mirror event, Pricasso, will return to paint some special Halloween portraits in his own inimitable style at the Prince Bandroom, and wristbanded ticketholders will be able to enjoy special discounts at selected local businesses and a free ride at nearby Luna Park.
Today we can confirm that Melbourne's own Twerps (only the third Aussie band ever to score a Best New Track on Pitchfork, after Cut Copy and Tame Impala!) are the final band to join the lineup for the event.
Sadly we must also announce that Forest Swords can no longer play. A statement from him:
"Due to unforeseen health issues I've been forced to pull out of both ATP Release The Bats and Pitchfork Festival Paris next week. I'm upset I won't be getting there this time around, but looking forward to returning to those cities in 2014."
Forest Swords will be replaced by Prince Rama from Brooklyn.
Here are the updated stage times for the event:
Stage One - The Palais
The UV Race 1.30pm - 2.15pm
Twerps 2.45pm - 3.45pm
Pop Crimes - The Songs of Roland S. Howard 4.15pm - 5.15pm
Television perform Marquee Moon 5.45pm - 6.45pm
The Scientists 7.15pm - 8pm
Fuck Buttons 8.25pm - 9.15pm
The Breeders perform Last Splash 9.45pm - 10.45pm
New War DJ between bands at the Palais.
Stage Two - Prince Bandroom
White Walls 12.45pm - 1.30pm
The Spinning Rooms 2.15pm - 3pm
Hoss 3.30pm - 4.15pm
Total Control 5.15pm - 6pm
Prince Rama 6.30pm - 7.15pm
Lightning Bolt 7.45pm - 8.30pm
Sleep 9pm - 10pm
Stage 1 at The Palais is big enough for all of our attendees, but attendees should note that Stage 2 at the Prince Bandroom cannot hold the full festival capacity all at once, and so should arrive early if they don't want to possibly miss something there. More details on the event including FAQs will be emailed to all ticketholders very soon.
For more information on the event please visit the ATP Website.