Afghan Whigs-Curated ATP Moving to New York City
The All Tomorrow's Parties I'll Be Your Mirror festival, which in recent years has taken place in Asbury Park, N.J., after a long run in upstate New York, is moving again. The 2012 edition, set for Sept. 21-23, will now be held on Pier 36 in the New York City borough of Manhattan. The move was "due to logistical reasons," a statement from ATP reveals; refunds are available for those not able to travel to NYC.
Greg Dulli of recently reunited Afghan Whigs is curating this year's fest, which has lost Sharon Van Etten, Factory Floor, Reigning Sound and comedian Louis C.K. in the wake of the move. Helping make up for these desertions, ATP has announced the addition of Sonic Youth's Lee Ranaldo, Joseph Arthur, the Album Leaf, Endless Boogie, DJ Jonathan Toubin and several more bands.
They join previously announced headliners Afghan Whigs, plus Godspeed You! Black Emperor, the Roots, the Antlers, Dirty Three, Hot Snakes, Scrawl and others. Check out the complete updated lineup here.
The ATP Concerts Limited production company that puts on I'll Be Your Mirror and other events also made a statement about its finances after news recently broke that it was facing some serious monetary hardships. ATP has undergone restructuring but will continue on with the name and all planned events intact.