All Tomorrow’s Parties will return to Australia next year with 2 Melbourne dates during February announced in the early hours this morning. My Bloody Valentine will headline one of the events, playing their first Australian show since 1992. Canadian post-rockers Godspeed You! Black Emperor have also been announced on the lineup and will play their first Australian show ever.
The other event will be curated by The Drones and Tex Perkins is reforming the Beasts Of Bourbon for the occasion. The events will act as sisters to the ATP’s I’ll Be Your Mirror series which has been taking place in cities around the world since its launch last year. According to the ATP website, I’ll Be Your Mirror is “ATP without the accommodation aspect and is named after the b-side to The Velvet Underground’s original All Tomorrow’s Parties 7″ single.”
There will be 2 separate events which will both be held in Melbourne on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th February, 2013. Scroll below for venue, transport and ticket information.
What ATP’s I’ll Be Your Mirror will bring to Australia
-my bloody valentine (1st Aus show since 1992!)
-Godspeed You! Black Emperor (1st ever Aus show),
-reformed original lineup of Beasts Of Bourbon
-Einstürzende Neubauten (1st Aus show since 1991!),
-Swans, The Dead C, Lost Animal, Thee Oh Sees, Harmony, HTRK,
-Sleepy Sun, Cam Butler & The Shadows of Love, Standish/Carlyon + many more!
ATP I’ll Be Your Mirror 2013 Australian Lineup
Saturday February 16th curated by ATP
my bloody valentine
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
The Dead C
Thee Oh Sees
+ more to be confirmed
Sunday February 17th curated by The Drones
Beasts Of Bourbon (original line-up)
Cam Butler & The Shadows Of Love
+ more to be confirmed
Date: The festival takes place on two days – Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th February, 2013. The event starts at midday on Saturday and Sunday until late with around 30 acts set to play live across the weekend.
Location: Another unique aspect of ATP’s I’ll Be Your Mirror is the location, offering both indoor and outdoor space just a stones throw from the CBD. The Westgate Entertainment Centre and Grand Star Receptions – two venues in one complex in Altona – just 13km away from the centre of Melbourne. There will be two stages, a cinema, art exhibition and an amazing food court.
Tickets: Tickets are priced at $250 (+ booking fee) for a two day pass or $135 (+ booking fee) for a single day pass and go on sale this Monday at 9am from http://www.atpfestival.com
Transport: There will be a shuttle bus operating from Newport Station to the venue during festival opening hours. You can catch a train to Newport Station from Flinders Street, Southern Cross, North Melbourne, South Kensington, Footscray, Seddon, Yarraville, Spotswood and Williamstown. We will be running buses from the CBD you can pre-book closer to the event and there is also limited on-site parking available at the venue. A taxi for 4 people from the CBD will cost around $35 – $40, $38 from St Kilda and around $42 from Fitzroy.