Stage Times Update, Knitting With Kelley and Competition for ATP Breeders Fest

Tuesday 5th May, 2009

Right we've had to do a few updates to the schedule.

On Friday Yann Tiersen's set moves forward slightly and is now running from 8pm-9pm.

Melt Banana will now play on Sunday rather than Friday and some other times/stages shift about on that day. Here are the updated stagetimes for the relevant stages with changes highlighted:

Doors - 2.30pm
3.00pm - 4.00pm - Heartless Bastards*
4.30pm - 5.15pm - The Soft Pack
5.45pm - 6.45pm - Deerhunter
7.15pm - 8.15pm - Gang Of Four
8.45pm - 10.00pm - Foals

Centre Stage

Doors - 2.00pm
2.15pm - 3.00pm - Times New Viking*
3.45pm - 4.30pm - Dianogah
5.00pm - 6.00pm - Melt Banana*
6.30pm - 7.30pm - Kimya Dawson
8.30pm - 9.45pm - Shellac
10.15pm - 11.00pm - Supersuckers
11.30pm - 12.15am - X
12.45am - 2.00am - Madlib & J. Rocc

Scarlett Thomas has confirmed she will be reading from her book The End of Mr. Y on Sunday morning in Crazy Horse from 1pm. Keep reading for info on a competition...

"Ariel Manto is a lonely PhD student, who has been doing research on 19th century writer Thomas Lumas when she enters a second-hand bookshop and stumbles upon an extremely rare novel by him, The End of Mr. Y, first published in 1893. The book is rumoured to be cursed, and anyone who has ever read it has been found dead not long afterwards.

The novel tells how to enter the Troposphere – a place where all consciousness is connected, and you can surf other people’s thoughts. Ariel wonders if this could be true; it is in a novel, after all. She would rather have fiction than reality – which is just poverty and bad sex – anyway. And she wants to know everything, including everything about the Troposphere, and whether or not such a thing could exist. But soon she’s running for her life, surfing both fiction and reality as she tries to escape from the people who want her secrets.

The End of Mr. Y is a though experiment wrapped in a contemporary adventure novel that asks questions about thought, language, destiny and the very limits of being and time."

We are giving away three copies of Mr. Y and three copies of another of Scarlett's books, PopCo ('PopCo a history lesson, a modern fable, an adventure story, even a romance. And it involves buried treasure! More than anything though, it is a wonderfully, gorgeously, original piece of work. The world has never seen anyone like Alice Butler, and Scarlett Thomas has gone a long way towards crafting a one-of-a-kind piece of literature.' - To win you need to email us at feedback @ with the answer to this question:

What is Ariel Manto an anagram of?

You need to be attending the Breeders ATP weekend to apply; you can pick up your prize at the event.

Finally Kelley Deal invites you to bring your yarn and needles for a knitting/crocheting session in the Crazy Horse. Knitting With Kelley will run from 2pm-3pm Saturday and 12midday-1pm Sunday!