John Cale to perform at both of April's ATP weekenders

Tuesday 22nd March, 2016

ATP are honoured to announce that John Cale, founding member of one most influential rock bands of all time, will perform at both All Tomorrow's Parties 2.0 festivals this April. The Welsh pioneer will perform Stewart Lee's weekender at Pontins Prestatyn, North Wales, on 15th-17th April, performing alongside Roky Erickson, The Fall, and This Is Not This Heat, before heading to Victoria Warehouse in Manchester to headline Drive Like Jehu's ATP on Friday 22nd April - a billing which also hosts post-punk band Wire and electronic icon Martin Rev.

On adding John Cale to his festival weekend, Stewart Lee adds -

"John Cale's addition to the bill is especially pleasing. His viola is the defining sound of the song the festival took its name from, and it's not an exaggeration to say that without his pioneering work before, during, and after his time in The Velvet Underground most of the music in this year's ATP wouldn't exist. And it's great to be in Wales with the most culturally significant Welsh alternative musician in rock history, although Charlotte Church is also appearing."