Tickets are on sale now via ATPFestival.com.
Today ATP announce some fantastic new additions to all three days of the event – highlighted by the reformation of THE MAKE-UP who play on the Sunday…
On Friday 25th May the incomparable Slayer present their classic Reign In Blood LP live in it's entirety during their headline set to celebrate it's 25th anniversary. They're joined by a diverse bill of heavy music highlighted by the legendary Sleep and Melvins, black metal heroes Wolves In The Throne Room, Oregon doom metallers Yob and we can now also announce DEATH GRIPS – one of the most acclaimed new hip hop acts of the last year and an amazing live act. Friday day tickets are available for 39 pounds.
On Saturday 26th May Mogwai will headline and curate the rest of the day's line-up – this will be their only show in England in 2012. Alongside their previously announced choices of Mudhoney, reformed slow-core group Codeine, the amazing Dirty Three, cult alt rock band Chavez, Floor (feat. members of Torche) and Balam Acab, today we can add noise rock group HARVEY MILK, the fantastic BILL WELLS & AIDAN MOFFAT who released an amazing LP in 2011, and also San Francisco's post-punk influenced THE SOFT MOON and Berlin based composer/DJ ANTONI MAIOVVI with more to be confirmed. Saturday day tickets are available for 59 pounds.
On Sunday 27th May, as well as our being headlined by the first show in 13 years from Cincinnati's rock legends The Afghan Whigs, much loved and recently reformed American indie-rock group Archers Of Loaf, San Francisco's Thee Oh Sees, the mysterious Demdike Stare, Canadian psych-folk group Siskiyou and Yuck, today we are happy to announce an exclusive reformation…
THE MAKE-UP, signed to America's legendary Dischord records and made up of ex-members of the highly influential Nation Of Ulysses, were one of the most exciting indie/post-rock groups of the 1990s, blending soul, garage rock and gospel into an incomparable mix, and through their energetic and participatory shows quickly creating a reputation as an unmissable live act. Their bio describes their shows as "characterized by the freneticism, catharsis and spirituality of what can only be described as GOSPEL MUSIC. They are a total departure from the boring pantomime of rock 'n' roll as we know it, inflicting a sublime theatre on their audience which resembles a baptism, or perhaps an orgy." The band split in 2000 after just five years and a series of much loved albums – and return at the request of ATP for I'll Be Your Mirror London as a UK exclusive.
Another recently reformed group will also play the Sunday – led by the legendary Kool Keith and hailing from New York City's Bronx, ULTRAMAGNETIC MCs will play a rare UK exclusive show at this event playing from their classic LPs including 1988's amazing Critical Beatdown. Also added to the Sunday are cult UK producer FOREST SWORDS, California's SLEEPY SUN who return with their third album this Spring, Denver indie pop group TENNIS, and alt-folk duo TALL FIRS, with more to be confirmed.
Here is the current run-down of the line-up with far more to be confirmed, see below for more details on the event…
Friday 25th May – curated by ATP
SLAYER performing Reign In Blood
WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM
Saturday 26th May – curated by Mogwai
BILL WELLS & AIDAN MOFFAT
THE SOFT MOON
+ more tbc
Sunday 27th May – curated by ATP
THE AFGHAN WHIGS
ARCHERS OF LOAF
THEE OH SEES
+ more tbc