Portishead and Interpol are the first headliners confirmed to All Tomorrow’s Parties’ 2014 edition in Iceland.
This year’s July 10-12 event takes place at Ásbrú, the former NATO base in Keflavík, which is 30 minutes from the capital Reykjavík.
Neither of the two big headliners have played Iceland before. "Portishead have a rich history and close relationship with us, which started with them curating ATP back in 2007 after a long live-hiatus and being the first ever curators for the I'll Be Your Mirror series,” ATP founder Barry Hogan comments in a statement. “Interpol on the other hand," he adds, "while being long-time ATP favorites, have never played the event, and it's an exciting prospect that the eagerly awaited second Icelandic ATP will be their first."
Homegrown acts Sóley, For a Minor Reflection, Samaris, Low Roar, and Mammút will also play the 5,000 capacity-site. And a “large selection of international and Icelandic acts” will be announced in the weeks ahead, organizers say.
The first installment of ATP Iceland was in 2013 and featured performances by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, among others.
This year’s event is expanding into a “takeover week of events” starting July 7 in Reykjavík with live concerts, an ATP Recordings showcase, art exhibitions, an ATP store, DJs and film screenings leading into the fest. Details will be announced shortly.