All Tomorrow’s Parties presents I’ll Be Your Mirror USA 2012 Curated by Greg Dulli (The Afghan Whigs) & ATP
Friday 21st – Sunday 23rd September – Asbury Park, N.J.
“The wall between fans and fame is mostly stripped away, as is corporate sponsorship. In terms of vibe, it is simply the best music festival there is.” – NPR
THE AFGHAN WHIGS, LOUIS C.K., THE ROOTS, JOSÉ GONZÁLEZ, MARK LANEGAN BAND, DIRTY THREE, SHARON VAN ETTEN, HOT SNAKES, THE MAKE-UP & Many More Confirmed!
Pre-sale is available now – click here and use code AfghanWhigs2012 to buy.
ATP are very pleased to confirm our return to Asbury Park, New Jersey USA with a new I’ll Be Your Mirror event, the Saturday night of which will be headlined by The Afghan Whigs (who have reunited after a 13 year hiatus) and curated by their frontman Greg Dulli. Formed in 1986, the bands career from then until 2001 saw them release six acclaimed albums during their career. Fusing classic rock with grunge-era distortion and a heavy soul influence, The Afghan Whigs were one of the most renowned live bands of their time and ATP is excited to be a part of this long awaited reformation.
We are also very excited to present Grammy Award winner LOUIS C.K.
(handpicked by Greg Dulli) who will be making a rare festival appearance, the fantastic THE ROOTS, JOSÉ GONZÁLEZ, a show from the reformed THE MAKE-UP and many others, see below for full line-up confirmed so far.
After previous years in upstate New York, ATP moved to the iconic Asbury Park waterfront in 2011 for a hugely successful I’ll Be Your Mirror event co-curated & headlined by Portishead, and we are very happy to return to this very special location in September. The Convention Hall has seen the likes of Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, The Doors, and Rolling Stones grace its stage and the Paramount Theatre has welcomed stars such as Tony Bennett who often insists on playing a song with all the electrics turned off to demonstrate the amazing acoustics of the room. Once again the ATP experience will be taking over the boardwalk, with the main shows taking place at the Convention Hall and Paramount Theatre, and other events happening at the Berkeley hotel (former home of Johnny Cash).
As well as the live music line-up of 35+ acts across the weekend, Friday will feature a Comedy stage, and we’re very pleased to announce that our friends at The Criterion Collection will return to run the Cinema across the weekend. All three days feature DJs and other activities to be confirmed in the months ahead. Performances take place indoors with great soundsystems, so you have no need to worry about the weather, and Asbury Park is easily accessible via public transport from nearby cities (see below for details).
Today we can start to confirm our fantastic line-up…
Chosen by Greg Dulli (The Afghan Whigs):
THE AFGHAN WHIGS
MARK LANEGAN BAND
THE DIRTBOMBS performing Ultraglide In Black
SHARON VAN ETTEN
QUINTRON AND MISS PUSSYCAT
CHARLES BRADLEY AND THE EXTRAORDINAIRES
+ more to be confirmed
Chosen by ATP:
(reforming for IBYM)
THE MAGIC BAND
THEE OH SEES
I BREAK HORSES
+ more to be confirmed
Tickets go on general sale this Monday 27 February at 10am EST via ATPfestival.com
3 Day Passes are priced at $199 for the weekend, until March 27 when any remaining tickets will go up to $249.
A very limited amount of day tickets will also be available for $75 each (Saturday features The Afghan Whigs, Sunday features The