The lineup has begun to take shape for next spring's United States of ATP (All Tomorrow's Parties) festival, which will be held May 12-14 and May 19-21, 2006, at the U.K.-bred fest's longtime home at
The lineup has begun to take shape for next spring's United States of ATP (All Tomorrow's Parties) festival, which will be held May 12-14 and May 19-21, 2006, at the U.K.-bred fest's longtime home at Camber Sands in East Sussex, England.
As previously reported, a different band will curate each day, with the Shins, Mudhoney, Sleater-Kinney, Devendra Banhart and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs all committed. Dinosaur Jr. is stepping in for Ween, who has pulled out of the festival for undisclosed "personal reasons." Says a post on the band's Web site, "We want to focus on finishing our new album before we do any more touring."
Fans who purchased tickets to the Ween-curated show can obtain a refund at points of purchase through Jan. 5.
Mudhoney has lined up Black Mountain, Comets On Fire, David Dondero and the Scientists for its show during the first weekend, while the Yeah Yeah Yeahs will play host to TV On The Radio, Blood Brothers, Liars, Celebration and Ex-Models, among others. Banhart's showcase will feature Espers, Vetiver, Bat For Lashes, the Metallic Falcons and Jana Hunter.
During the second weekend, the Shins will welcome the New Pornographers, while Sleater-Kinney has scheduled a performance by the Gossip and an emcee slot from comedian and Sub Pop labelmate David Cross.
For more information, visit the ATP Web site.