All Tomorrow’s Parties — the annual festival where renowned artists curate a weekend of music, often resulting in rare performances by reclusive acts — will stage its 2011 edition this fall in Asbury Park, New Jersey and feature appearances by two of indie rock’s most beloved cult faves. British trip-hop pioneers Portishead will curate the fest for two nights while Neutral Milk Hotel’s Jeff Mangum — who has only performed twice in the last decade, including a recent show in Brooklyn — will be giving a solo acoustic performance.
This year’s event, which moves to the Garden State after a three-year stint at the dilapidated Catskills resort Kutshers, is dubbed “I’ll Be Your Mirror” and will take place September 30-October 2. Shellac, Chavez, the Album Leaf, and Cults have also been tapped to perform, and organizers plan to announce more than 30 acts in the coming weeks. Check out full details at ATP’s official site.
All Tomorrow’s Parties is one of the most intimate events of the festival season, and this year promises to be no different. Acts will be performing in Asbury Park’s Paramount Theatre and the Convention Center — sites of legendary concerts by the Rolling Stones, Black Sabbath, the Beach Boys, and Led Zeppelin in the ’60s and ’70s — while comedy tents and movie screenings will also be scheduled. Three day passes for ATP cost $249, and daily passes range from $60-$99.