Festival-related news week continues. Alas, they are not booking the
reunited Van Der Graaf Generator.
The Mars Volta to Curate All Tomorrow's Parties
Rob Kleckner reports:
Faithful Pitchfork readers know we weren't exactly enamored with the latest
release by the Mars Volta, Frances the Mute. But just because we may not be
into their music doesn't mean we don't share the same interest in other
bands. It's all one big, happy indie family. So maybe the guys should
become professional curators.
Well, wouldn't you know it? The Mars Volta have been tapped to curate the
December edition of the All Tomorrow's Parties: The Nightmare Before
Christmas-- and they've made themselves a pretty fine lineup. The Volta's
Cedric Bixler says, "We are honored and grateful to be given the chance
assemble a private mix tape and have it come to life."
In addition to the Mars Volta, who will headline, the following acts have
been confirmed: The Kills, Les Savy Fav, Blonde Redhead, Battles, Beans,
the Fucking Champs, Damo Suzuki (of Can), Michael Rother (of Neu!), the
Locust, Acid Mothers Temple, Mr. Quintron, Jaga Jazzist, Diamanda Galas,
Cinematic Orchestra, High On Fire, Weird War, Year Future, 400 Blows,
Subtitle, and Kill Me Tomorrow. Additional artists will be added in the
The fest will be held December 2-4 at Camber Sands Holiday Camp, which is
60 miles from London. Tickets are currently on sale, and cost £120 for a
three-day festival pass, which includes accommodation. See ATP's official
site for more details.
* All Tomorrow's Parties: http://www.atpfestival.com/