All Tomorrow’s Parties’ international I’ll Be Your Mirror series will return to London this May for two days of live music curated by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Grizzly Bear.
The British promoter announced today (January 28) that Karen O and co. will headline a May 4 show at Alexandra Palace and handpick the rest of the lineup. The festival comes a few weeks after the Yeah Yeah Yeahs drop their fourth LP on April 16, so fans can expect some new tunes, possibly “Despair,” from Mosquito, one of 50 Albums You Gotta Hear in 2013. As for the other live talent, the YYYs have already booked Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, the Field, Anika, Dirty Beaches, King Khan and the Shrines, the officially-pardoned-by-ATP Black Lips, and former Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds member Mick Harvey, who will play a tribute show dedicated to the songs of Serge Gainsbourg. An announcement regarding additional acts is forthcoming.
On May 5, Grizzly Bear will play their largest U.K. show to date and also lead a roster of artists they selected themselves. So far, the Shields stars have chosen Van Dyke Parks, the Walkmen, Tortoise, Real Estate, I Break Horses, and Cass McCombs. Many more performers will be confirmed in the coming weeks, along with DJs, food vendors, and film screenings.
Tickets go on sale Thursday, January 31 at 9 a.m. Single-day tickets cost £59; two-day passes, £110. A pre-sale link will go out to the ATP mailing list tomorrow (January 29). Sign up for the ATP mailing list here.