The much-beleaguered L.A. edition of the All Tomorrow's Parties (ATP) festival is now slated to take place in early November, according to a post on the event's ...
The much-beleaguered L.A. edition of the All Tomorrow's Parties (ATP) festival is now slated to take place in early November, according to a post on the event's official Web site. Now scheduled for Nov. 8-9 in Long Beach, Calif., the event has already been postponed twice. A full line-up has not yet been revealed, but Cat Power, Spoon, Built To Spill and Modest Mouse are among those promised to appear.
The West Coast version of ATP was first scheduled for June then postponed until September due to poor ticket sales. The event was then pushed to November due to a conflict with Jewish holiday Rosh Hashanah, according to organizers. Now christened ATP Pacific, the U.K.-bred event is being held in California for a second time. Last year, the fest was sponsored by UCLA, and was held on the university's campus.
In addition to moving to Long Beach, about 30 miles south of Los Angeles, ATP has been shortened from a three-day to a two-day event. Bands will perform at two venues on docked cruise liner the Queen Mary, now a luxury hotel and convention center.
The two-day affair will be all ages, and those who previously purchased a three-day pass for the June event can trade in their ticket for a weekend pass. A refund will be given for the difference. Individual tickets will also be sold starting Aug. 9 via Ticketmaster.
Other acts confirmed to appear include the Magic Band, Mission Of Burma and the Boredoms, with a full line up expected to be announced imminently. A number of acts who were to play the June dates will not be appearing in Long Beach, including Yo La Tengo, Patti Smith and Le Tigre. "Simpsons" creator Matt Groening is curating the event.
An East Coast edition of ATP, to be curated by Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks, was originally slated to take place this fall in New Jersey, but has been indefinitely postponed. Meanwhile, the U.K. edition continues to thrive, with fests planned for March and April of next year in Camber Sands, England.