In 2008, All Tomorrow's Parties started a foray into Australia, bringing their Don't Look Back Series to the continent. It went over so big that they rolled out a bunch of Australian-flavored ATP shows for 2009.
The first Australian show, also holding the honor of being the first ATP festival for 2009, is based at Mt. Buller Ski Resort. It will be curated by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.
All Tomorrow's Parties was started in
1999 by London concert Promoters Barry
Hogan and Helen Cottage as a deviation
from the corporate festivals of the day.
What makes ATP unique is that rather
than hiring a music industry person to
book the bands, Barry and Helen 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. Check out the information
below to see which band or artist is curating
which show and when they happen.
Past curators have included Thurston
Moore of Sonic Youth, Mogwai, Tortoise,
Shellac, Autechre, Modest Mouse and Pichfork Media.
NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS
MICHAEL GIRA (ANGELS OF LIGHT / SWANS)
JAMES BLOOD ULMER