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Event organizers have finalized the lineup for the first North American installment of the All Tomorrow's Parties festival, to be held Oct. 19-21 on the campus of the University of California at Los AEvent organizers have finalized the lineup for the first North American installment of the All Tomorrow's Parties festival, to be held Oct. 19-21 on the campus of the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). As previously reported, Sonic Youth will curate and perform at the event. Other newly confirmed acts include Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, the Dead C, Cat Power, and Beastie Boys' Adam Horowitz's side band BS2000. Three-day passes go on sale Aug. 2; single-day tickets go on sale Aug. 16 on the UCLA campus and via Ticketmaster.
Television, Stereolab, Japanese noise-rock pioneers the Boredoms, ex-Pavement frontman Stephen Malkmus and his new band the Jicks, the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, the Melvins, Quixotic, Le Tigre, the Fred Anderson Trio, U.S. Maple, Smog, Papa M, Cannibal Ox, Derek Bailey, Lydia Lunch, Unwound, and Royal Trux principal Neil Hagerty will also be on hand.
"Musically, it's going to be great," Sonic Youth multi-instrumentalist Jim O'Rourke tells Billboard.com. "It's got all sorts of good stuff. I'm really glad it isn't just a bunch of names. It's all people we're either super fans of, or have worked with and are super fans of."
By the time of the event, O'Rourke expects Sonic Youth to be well into the recording of a new studio set; sessions for the album begin next week in New York. "We wrote a couple songs in January, before we went to Japan, but now we have to remember how to play them." he says. "We went up to where [Sonic Youth members] Kim [Gordon] and Thurston [Moore] live. We stayed at their house for a week and wrote and played in the front room."
This year's U.K. version of All Tomorrow's Parties was curated by Tortoise and featured appearances by a number of associated acts, including the Sea & Cake, the Ex, Savath + Savalas, and Broadcast. Several of those groups, plus Yo La Tengo, Autechre, Tortoise, Boards of Canada, and Calexico, will be a featured on album of rarities, "All Tomorrow's Parties 1.0," due Sept. 18 in North America on Touch & Go.
For the full lineup and additional information, visit the event's official Web site.