Breaking: ATP Confirms Aus Return
News posted Friday, August 10 2012 at 12:00 AM.
Related: All Tomorrow's Parties.
All Tomorrow’s Parties will make its long awaited return to Australia in February under the “I’ll Be Your Mirror” guise.
Curated by The Drones, the event will take place over two days, not at Mt Buller as rumoured, but at the Westgate Entertainment Centre and Grand Star Reception in Altona in Melbourne. The bill (so far) includes:
My Bloody Valentine (first Aus show in two decades)
Godspeed You! Black Emperor (debut Aus show)
The Dead C
Thee Oh Sees
Beasts Of Bourbon (original line-up)
Cam Butler & The Shadows Of Love
Rumours of All Tomorrow’s Parties’ Australian return began circling in April following a Triple R interview with founders Barry Hogan and Deborah Higgins. Speaking to presenter Rose Callaghan, the pair said a return was “never off the table”, but would only happen if the demand was there. “We’re always thinking about how it’s going to return,” said Higgins. “It’s never off the table, but we really need to make sure that we would get the numbers, before we embarked on it again.”
The rumour mill began turning once more when Spencer P Jones from the Beasts of Bourbon let the cat out of the bag at a gig at Yah Yahs in Melbourne in July.
ATP, a worldwide phenomenon, took place only once in Australia – at Mt Buller, Sydney’s Cockatoo Island and Brisbane’s Riverstage – in 2009. Curated by Nick Cave, it featured performances by The Saints, The Laughing Clowns, The Dirty Three, Robert Forster, The Primitive Calculators, the late Rowland S Howard, The Stabs, Bridezilla and The Necks.
"I'll Be Your Mirror"' will be spread out over two venues in one complex in Altona, about 13 kilometres from the centre of Melbourne. There will be two stages, a cinema, art exhibition and a food court. Tickets are $250 (plus booking fees) for a two-day pass, or $135 (plus booking fees) for a single day. They go on sale this Monday, 9am, via the ATP website.
UPDATE 14/8: Saturday passes to ATP’s "I’ll Be Your Mirror" Melbourne are completely sold out. Two-day and Sunday passes selling fast. Buy tickets here.
I’LL BE YOUR MIRROR MELBOURNE
My Bloody Valentine + Godspeed You! Black Emperor + Swans + The Dead C + HTRK + Thee Oh Sees + Sleepy Sun + Standish Carlyon + The Drones + Beasts Of Bourbon + Einstürzende Neubauten + Lost Animal + Harmony + Cam Butler & The Shadows Of Love