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ATP vs the Fans

ATP vs the Fans Get Slint, Two Gallants, Cornelius


By: Spacelab Research Staff
The ATP vs the Fans version of the All Tomorrow's Parties festival has added new names to this year's lineup, including Slint, Two Gallants, Cornelius, Clinic, and the Go! Team.

In other updates, CSS and Electrelane are unable to make the event.

ATP vs the Fans will take place at the traditional ATP home of Butlins in Minehead, Somerset on May 18-20. It's a new type of gig for the festival that rides the wave of user-generated content to allow a two-way happening between the festival organizers and festival audience. Anyone who buys a ticket is allowed to cast a vote for what half of the lineup will be. Ticket holders can submit a top ten list of bands they want to see.

An ongoing list of the bands is shown in real time at www.atpfestival.com, and available bands that the festival can work with will make their way to the festival. ATP people are saying they cannot ask all types of bands to play, saying 'just because a band is at the top of the list does not mean they will play,' meaning that some bands are too big to ask to a small festival or might not be available on the date of the show. They suggest not voting for someone of Bob Dylan's caliber, and that they are 'unable to raise the dead.'

As for now, All Tomorrow's Parties has also booked Battles, Mogwai, Modest Mouse, Apples In Stereo, and Wilco, among others, as fan choices for the event.

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