The two Spring ATP festivals are announced today:
8th May 2009@Minehead - ATP vs The Fans 2 (The Fans Strike Back)
Half the bands picked by ATP, the other half voted for by the people who buy a ticket. Rules are that only bands who have never played ATP before can be nominated.
First bands picked by ATP are:
Devo, Sleep, Spiritualized and Grails.
15th May 2009@Minehead - ATP curated by The Breeders
Confirmed so far are:
The Breeders, Throwing Muses, Bon Iver, Teenage Fanclub and Holy Fuck
Tickets are 150 - 160quid including accomodation
Sleep!!!!! Wow!!! :D :D :D
Agh! I would go to both tbf
Holy shit, SLEEP!!! I never saw that coming! Dopesmoker in full would be amazing and on the same bill as Devo too. Amazing
Hmm, would like a stab at the vs the fans one...good idea to have bands who've never played...personally i'd be pushing for a few reformations- The Jesus Lizard / Husker Du / Murder City Devils...
Holy shit, I'd just about given up on the Spring ATPs after the last few shoddy efforts - think I'm onboard for Sleep alone, mental.
I bought Holy Mountain the week it came out in Dr Bobs. One of my top 10 records of all time. I have to go to this, but it'll be hard putting up with all the other shit bands. You can vote for bands you'd like to see. I think I'll request Electric Wizard and Swervedriver. No point in asking for the impossible like a Kyuss reunion or Iron Maiden.