All Tomorrow's Parties has announced a new festival named "I'll Be Your Mirror," a festival set to rotate locations. The first incarnation will be in Tokyo, Japan on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011. It will eventually take place in cities worldwide and that includes a U.K. version on July 23 - 24 at Alexandra Palace in London.
So far we've learned the U.K.-based version will be curated by Portishead (who'll headline both nights) and include Grinderman, Swans, Beach House, Liars and more. Recent additions to the 2011 lineup include Godspeed You! Black Emperor and a collaboration between graphic novelist Alan Moore (Watchmen, From Hell) and musician Stephen O'Malley (Sunn O))), KTL) for a recreation of Harry Smith's "Heaven & Earth Magic."
ATP's I'll Be Your Mirror takes cues on its name from the song of the same name by the Velvet Underground, which not-so-coincidentally is the flip-side of the song "All Tomorrow's Parties."
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, Pitchfork Media and the Breeders..
Tickets are no longer on sale.
The London Snorkelling Team
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Alan Moore & Stephen O'Malley
The Passion Of Joan Of Arc
Acoustic Ladyland (last show)
The Treasures of Long Gone John (A Film by Gregg Gibbs)
Submarine introduced by Richard Ayoade
Cinema Iran (A Film by Mark Cousins)
The Searchers (A Film By John Ford)
Fargo (A Film by Joel and Ethan Coen)
The London That Nobody Knows (with James Mason)
The Room (A Film by Tommy Wiseau)
The First Movie introduced by Mark Cousins
Easy Rider (A Film by Dennis Hopper)
Curling (A Film By Denis Cote)
Tonite Lets All Make Love In London (A Film by Peter Whitehead)
Field & Jock Scott (films by John Minton)
September (a film by Esther May Campbell)
Charles Morris Jazz Men
DJ Nick from Intoxica
Steve Faulkner (Magician)