By: Spacelab Research Staff
All Tomorrow's Parties has named Simpson's creator Matt Groening as a curator for its music festival in 2010. This is ATP part deux for Mr. Groening, as he also took on the curator thing back in 2003. The show happens May 7 - 9 at The Butlins, Minehead location.
Tickets go on sale on Friday, October 16th with early bird tickets scheduled to go first until they run out.
No line up has been announced yet, but you can be sure that the video programming will include a lot of Simpsons and Futurama.
What makes ATP unique is that rather than hiring a music industry person to book the bands, Festival organizers find a musician, artist, or writer to 'curate' the festival - treating it more like an experience than a business venture. Curators then create the entire festival — programming bands, DJ sets and a television channel.
Pavement was recently named as the other curator of the other big UK-based ATP festival for next year.