Afghan Whigs-Curated ATP Festival Moves to New York, Loses Louis C.K.
Philip Glass, Lightning Bolt, Janeane Garofalo join the party
All Tomorrow’s Parties, SPIN’s favorite weekend getaway of the year, has just turned into a monster staycation. Due to “unavoidable logistical concerns, along with a lack of available fan accommodations,” the fifth east coast iteration of eclectic fest has moved from the beachy confines of Asbury Park to Manhattan, a sleepy little East Coast town where they filmed movies like C.H.U.D.
Relocating to Pier 36 in New York City, the fest will continue as planned with a slew of excellent new additions topped by a collaboration between minimalist pioneer Philip Glass and ex-Battles loop pedal guru Tyondai Braxton. Other new additions to the lineup include Janeane Garofalo, Lightning Bolt, Lee Ranaldo, Chavez, Joseph Arthur, Kurt Braunohler, Afterhours, the Album Leaf, the Psychic Paramount, Braids, Tall Firs, Blanck Mass, Endless Boogie, Demdike Stare and a recently out-of-the-hospital DJ Jonathan Toubin. They join the already jam-packed lineup starring the reunited Afghan Whigs, the Roots, Mark Lanegan, Godspeed! You Black Emperor, Hot Snakes, and the Make-Up. Sadly, in the wake of all this, headliner Louis C.K. has cancelled.
This announcement comes after rumors of the festival’s financial woes. In addition to the lineup, ATP released a statement today that announces “the voluntary liquidation of ATP Concerts Limited and transfer of its assets (including the rights to the All Tomorrow’s Parties festival, label, and shows) to a new company called Willwal Limited.” ATP insists that the same team that put their iconic festivals will remain on board.
Read ATP’s official statement and get the full lineup here.