Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks will curate the first East Coast edition of the U.K.-bred All Tomorrow's Parties (ATP) festival. The weekend event, scheduled for September 2003, will take place at two

Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks will curate the first East Coast edition of the U.K.-bred All Tomorrow's Parties (ATP) festival. The weekend event, scheduled for September 2003, will take place at two venues located in Asbury Park, N.J. No artists have yet been announced.

According to ATP's official Web site, the festival will allow guests to include weekend accommodations with their tickets, and buses will be offered to and from New York. Stages will be set up inside the city's Convention Center and Paramount Theater.

The underground music festival made its first foray into the U.S. last year with a four-day, Sonic Youth-curated affair on the campus for the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). As previously reported, next year's L.A. edition will be spearheaded by "The Simpsons" creator Matt Groening, a one-time music critic.

While no artists have been announced, news has started to filter about a number of changes in store for the June 2003 happening. The festival looks to be moving to new venues in the L.A. area. A spokesman could not confirm where ATP would be held, but says at least one UCLA hall will be used in addition to off-campus locations.

Additionally, initial word from organizers has stated that visitors will need a ticket to each event, rather than the free-for-all day and weekend passes that have been sold in the past. The alteration comes as a result of grumbling that fans were shut out of headline performances from the likes of Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder and Television.

As previously reported, the next U.K. edition of ATP is slated for spring 2003 and will be curated by experimental electronica duo Autechre. Among the confirmed acts so far are Jim O'Rourke, the Fall, El-P, and Cannibal Ox.